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Kyle Thompson is a normal 14-year-old kid who loves playing football and hanging out with his friends. His coach is his biggest fan. His principal says he’d love to have an entire school filled with students like Kyle.

So why on earth was Kyle led from school in handcuffs, expelled from all state public schools and placed under house arrest?

Because of Michigan’s so-called ‘zero-tolerance’ policy that criminalizes our kids by turning minor issues into criminal offenses.

Kyle’s teacher wanted to see a note he had written, and when she playfully tried to take it from him, he tried to hold on to it. Even though all the witness statements said that the teacher was joking around and Kyle didn’t act aggressively, the day ended with Kyle under arrest.

Kyle’s story exposes the injustice of Michigan’s ‘zero- tolerance’ policies, and we're going to spark a change with a massive petition to the state legislature.

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A Folks, remember that we can't trust everything people say, and the ACLU is no longer a non-biased group. I don't have any personal knowledge on this topic, but I was suspicious about it beginning over a handwritten note. My own students don't write notes anymore -- they text.

A quick google search shows that this is a pretty big controver...See More
Dec 27, 2013
here is a link to Kyle Thompson petition I am not the OP but I was curious so I googled the case and found this link to the petition. I agree that zero tolerance policies are unjust and often lead to overly harsh treatment of students. It's kind of like mandatory jail sentences that do not allow judges to consider the particulars. There was a zero tolerance case in northern Virginia where...See More
Jan 5, 2014
No point signing it as I don't live in Michigan On 1/05/14, here is a link to Kyle Thompson petition wrote: > I am not the OP but I was curious so I googled the case and > found this link to the petition. I agree that zero tolerance > policies are unjust and often lead to overly harsh treatment of > students. It's kind of like mandatory jail sentences that do not > allow judges to...See More
Jan 5, 2014
do you have a link ot the petition? On 10/03/13, cctom wrote: > Kyle Thompson is a normal 14-year-old kid who loves playing > football and hanging out with his friends. His coach is his > biggest fan. His principal says he’d love to have an entire > school filled with students like Kyle. > > > > So why on earth was Kyle led from school in handcuffs, > exp...See More
Oct 8, 2013
vanessa This is very sad. There are lots of regulations that try to better the world we live in and they do if used the way they were intended to. The problem is, the individuals that are authorized to use and excercise the right of these laws are people with no common sense. They have the power that they do not really know how to use and should not be usi...See More
Oct 18, 2013


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