It's been a few weeks since we've had one of these type of stories.
This episode of Has the Whole World Gone Nuts? comes to you from Rhode Island. The Associated Press reports 8 year old David Morales was assigned to make a hat for the day when his second grade class would meet their pen pals from another school. David and his mother - Christan Morales - came up with an idea to add patriotic decorations to a camoulflage hat to honor American troops. This included decorating the hat with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.
But the hat ran afoul of the school district's no-weapons policy because the toy soldiers were carrying tiny weapons. School superintendent Kenneth Di Pietro said the school district does not allow images of weapons or drugs on clothing.
Banning the hat "sent the wrong message to the kids, because it wasn't in any way intended to cause any harm to anyone," she said. "You're talking about Army men. This wasn't about guns."
It's just more evidence that "zero tolerance" means zero common sense and zero brains. By the way, no word on whether or not those toy weapons held by the toy soldiers were loaded.