Kid produces knife to cut apple at school; school freaks out

An Ohio high school student is being punished for taking an assignment seriously enough to come to class prepared with all the tools he needed to fulfill it. One of those tools included a knife, so the adults naturally freaked out.

Da’von Shaw, a sophomore at Bedford High School in Bedford, Ohio, was tasked with a healthy-eating demonstration for class. “I put in the slogan, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away,’” Shaw told WOIO News.

That meant he had to bring an apple or two to school and demonstrate his understanding of how to prepare a healthy breakfast. “He intended to show how he prepares his food,” the news report explained. “He brought apples, Craisins and a knife to cut the apples with; but the demonstration never happened.”

That’s because as soon as he produced the knife, the teacher intervened. “When I took out the knife the teacher then told me that I couldn’t use it, so I didn’t hesitate I just gave it to her,” he said.

Shaw thought that was the end of it. But, of course, it wasn’t. Later that same day, he was informed that the school had decided to suspend him for five days for bringing a knife to school. Zero tolerance and all.

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