* Re "Suspended Senior Returns to School on Judge's Order," March 4:
Congratulations to Judge Robert E. Thomas for allowing Ryan Huntsman his day in court and his time at his school.
School districts across the nation have taken a policy to end weapons and violence on campus and made it "carte blanche" for every school to control its school population. In Fullerton, a middle school had "zero tolerance" on hugs! We need to teach our children how to be good citizens, not humiliate them.
The zero-tolerance policy was designed by the generation that coined the phrases "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" and "tune in, turn on and drop out."
Have these administrators become so hung up on control they have forgotten what it's like to be a kid? All children make mistakes, but they should be able to learn from these mistakes, go on and be productive.