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Springfield Schools Sued Over Weapons Policy

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Springfield School District is being sued over its zero-tolerance weapons policy after expelling a straight-A student who had a knife in his car trunk.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/l29fjgz ) that the student's father claims in the lawsuit that the district unfairly failed to account for his son's academic, extracurricular or disciplinary records.   He says his son had a 5.0089 grade-point average on a 5.0 scale, was a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and belonged to the varsity golf and tennis teams.

Court records say police with a K-9 dog searched the car on Sept. 27 after receiving a tip that the student had marijuana. The search allegedly turned up a collector's "Buffalo Bill" hunting knife inside a backpack, drug paraphernalia with traces of suspected marijuana and golf clubs.

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