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A Georgia middle-school student has been suspended for four days after inadvertently bringing a knife to school.

Nonsense, says angry dad
A Georgia middle-school student has been suspended for four days after inadvertently bringing a knife to school and promptly telling his teacher. Jack Persyn, 13, told his teacher he found the small pocketknife in a schoolbag that his aunt had bought at a yard sale. “I can see a one-hour detention if they had to do something,” said his father, Bill Persyn. “But this is nonsense.”

Are kids eating two breakfasts?
A health department official has criticized a free-breakfast program for New York City schoolchildren, saying free food may make them obese. Health official Gretchen Van Wye said some kids were eating two breakfasts, which could make them fat. Anti-hunger activist Joel Berg called that concern “preposterous,” saying that most poor kids had no breakfast, not two.

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