Have school rules gone to far? (boy gets suspended for camping utensil)

Has political correctness gone too far?
This is the story of a six year old who loves to camp, and took his camping knife( the kind with a fork and spoon) to school to eat lunch. This little boy loves camping so much he eats meals at home with it.
Now he is suspended and faces reform school.
Nature is so lacking in society today. Are the people who make these types of decisions lacking a understanding of nature? Could he be a future science teacher ?
Teachers and school administrators need the flexibility to judge a situation on it's on merit.
Not just a one size fits all or zero tolerance for this type of infraction. We understand the need for safety in our schools.

Here's a quote from the article on msnbc,
"Zachary was suspended immediately for five school days. At the end of the suspension, he and his mother appeared before the district’s disciplinary action committee, where his principal and others spoke up for his good character. It didn’t matter. The committee’s hands were tied. The rules said he had brought a knife to school and would have to spend 45 days in the reform school."
The national publicity seems to be making inroads. Now the school board says it may rescind that policy. let's hope that they do. 

Here's another example of going to far, from Fox News

A 17-year-old Eagle Scout in upstate New York has been barred from stepping foot on school grounds for 20 days — for keeping a 2-inch pocketknife locked in a survival kit in his car.
Let's try to encourage the love of the outdoors and nature in our children.

The Camping Consultants

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