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Too Harsh? Girl Suspended for Bringing a Butter Knife to School

A middle school student was suspended for bringing a butter knife to school so she could cut fruit during lunchtime. Did the school overreact?

The girl’s mother, Melissa LaPlaume, thinks so. She believes her daughter should've

received a verbal warning, not a suspension. “I understand policy, but I think every child needs to be looked at individually.”

Fox News legal analyst Arthur Aidala said the school was following its ‘no knives’ policy that's found in the handbook and signed by parents at the beginning of the school year. However, he agreed with the mother that all children need to be looked at on an individual basis.

Defense attorney Jonna Spilbor called the suspension “ridiculous.” She argued that the family should sue. Why? Watch the debate below to find out:

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