12-Year-Old West Michigan Boy Suspended For Turning In Knife He Found
A 12-year-old boy from Coldwater has been suspended from school for seemingly doing the right thing.
WWMT reports that Kyler Davies, a 7th grader at Legg Middle School in Coldwater, found a pocket knife in the backpack that his mother had purchased for him at Goodwill while at school. Kyler immediately took the knife to a school counselor.
Kyler was suspended according to school rules, which meant that he wouldn't be able to return to the school for a year. The suspension was later reduced to thirty days.
Kyler's mother, Denise, told WWMT, "He was turning it over like he was supposed to, and you are punishing him for doing what's right. So what is that teaching these kids?"
Denise also said that as a result, her son's ability to play on his football team has been impeded, even though the team isn't affiliated with the school. Coldwater Rocket Football is independent of the school, but plays games on the school district's field and uses their busses for transportation. Kyler isn't allowed on school property for the duration of his suspension.
The organization says that the school pressured them to kick Kyler off of the team and they refused.