Okay, the no weapons policies of schools and such are a good idea, but it can be taken a bit too far. We have not been given plastic knives in the cafeteria since elementary school. How are you going to hurt someone with a plastic butter knife? You can barely hurt someone with a regular butter knife, and only if they let you saw at them for a while. You run up to try to stab someone: “Die!” *snap* “Dang it!”
Some schools have even outlawed a gun-shaped hand motion. You know, where you clasp your hands together, pointer fingers out and thumb up? Yeah, that. What are you going to do, load your fingers?
I have heard tell of a girl who had to walk or get a ride to softball practice a couple miles away because the bus driver wouldn’t let her take her bat on the bus. I guess that’s halfway reasonable, but what about suspending a Boy Scout for bringing his trusty Spork to school? Or a man in college who kept his grandfather's penknife in his car? How did the school authorities find out about that one?