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Court: Shooting 'spitwads' is 'violent criminal conduct'

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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that shooting spitwads at school is “violent criminal conduct.”

The Rutherford Institute has battled the case on behalf of Andrew Mikel II, a student at Spotsylvania High School in Spotsylvania, Pa.

“That the Supreme Court refused to hear Andrew’s case is a tragedy in itself, but by failing to intervene, the court is legitimizing the perverse use of zero tolerance policies by school districts and the criminalization of America’s schoolchildren by teachers, administrators and police,” said Rutherford Institute President John W. Whitehead.

The decision not to visit the dispute came this week as the high court prepared to conclude its 2011-2012 session.

“There can be no justice in a nation where young people like Andrew Mikel have their futures senselessly derailed by school administrators lacking in both common sense and compassion,” Whitehead said.

The case developed when Mikel was 14. In December 2010, as a freshman at the school, he was expelled for the remainder of the year after being accused of shooting spitwads at classmates.


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Comment by Jerry Alexander
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It will not be a problem! at all! the find a Cop to arrest them,and even tazer them.Police are not what they used to be in America,at least the America I grew up in,in spite of the Nam..They will fire on Americans,on orders from above..not the "Above" you`re thinking. You can`t even see them on the streets,or,as a real neighbor...they are very,very different indeed.They run around in the darkness,so to speak.And their Kid`s,and family love them,and think they are doing good.   That  could qualify as Child Abuse,or,Parent Abuse...Yeah! they`re really out there.