The little boy was so excited about his camping apparatus that he took it to school, carried it in his hot little fist to his class–a first grade class. Bam! He was removed from school under a zero tolerance rule that allowed for no weapons of any kind. Likely sentence? 45 days in an alternative school for unruly youngsters. His weapon? His offense? The possession and display of a folding knife, spoon and fork with which he planned to eat lunch. Silly, just silly.
Wisely, now the seven-member Christiana school board have reversed themselves and are allowing Zachary back in his regular class.
Things have not ended so well, though, for Maxi Sopo, a 26 year old resident of the Cameroons, a fugitive, who had run to Mexico. He was kicking back on the beaches of Cancun during the daytime, then prancing around in the clubs at night.
Enter the lack of common sense: On his Facebook account, he talked extensively about how much fun he was having, then added a former Justice department official as a friend. Wham! He was arrested, is in jail in Mexico City, awaiting now extradition to the United States on bank fraud charges. It is reported that he and a friend illegally obtained more than $200,000 from Seattle-area banks and credit unions.
I strongly suspect his charges will not be so quickly reversed as were those of little Zachary.