Discussion Topic: On Knives, School, and West Point

Earlier this week, Chad Love blogged about a 6-Year-Old Cub Scout who was suspended from school for bringing a folding camping utensil to the cafeteria to eat his lunch. If you missed it, click here. This time it's an Eagle Scout and a 2-inch knife that never left his car.

From Albany, New York's WTEN News:

_There's a reason 17-year-old Matthew Whalen is smiling after all the attention his suspension is getting.
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_The military academy he's wanted to attend since first grade has told Matthew not to worry.
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_"The Director of Admissions at West Point called and told me that this would be a non-issue for my application there," Matthew says. . . .
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_He's an Eagle Scout and a National Guard soldier who was given 20 days suspension for having a pocket knife with a two-inch blade locked in his car in the school parking lot. . . .
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A Lansingburgh parent, who says she's on a leadership committee for the district, says rules have to be enforced, regardless of who might be at fault. . . . She describes Matthew as "a great citizen with an exceptional reputation," but she says no one is immune from the rules.

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