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Suspension reduced for teen who took pocketknife on bus

Published: 4/27/2011

BLISSFIELD -- Christopher Dashner, the Blissfield High School junior who was suspended for inadvertently taking a pocketknife on a band trip, says he's in better spirits now that his 45-day suspension has been commuted to 10 days.

The 17-year-old said he attended the Blissfield Board of Education disciplinary hearing Monday night and spoke with board members.

"We spoke for about an hour and a half and it was a 6-1 vote in my favor [to shorten the suspension]," he said.

He said he'll return to school next Wednesday, after missing the prom scheduled for Saturday and a trip with the band on Friday.

It was on a band trip to New Jersey and New York during spring break that the teen discovered he had left a pocketknife in his backpack from a camping trip.

Chris turned the knife over to a parent chaperone, who in turn reported the matt


Added: Apr-27-2011 Occurred On: Apr-27-2011
By: gregory_peckory
Regional News
Tags: student suspension, pocket knife, zero tolerance
Location: Blissfield, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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