In Pequot Lakes, somebody dropped off a bunch of toys to be sold as part of a fundraiser to raise money for a high school prom. A student took a toy gun in the box and pointed it at kids in a classroom, according to the Brainerd Dispatch.
Letters were sent home saying the kid was escorted to the office and school policy was followed, although it doesn’t say what that entails.
Let’s play “You’re the Principal.” What do you do to the student? What do you do with the person who, technically, brought the “gun” to school?
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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