An athletic and academic standout in Lee County said a lunchbox mix-up has cut short her senior year of high school and might hurt her college opportunities.
Ashley Smithwick, 17, of Sanford, was suspended from Southern Lee High School in October after school personnel found a small paring knife in her lunchbox.
The lunchbox (and small paring knife) was apparently her father’s. The two of them have identical lunchboxes and it looks like she took the wrong one on the wrong day.
Then she took it to the wrong school with the wrong person in charge. Superintendent Jeff Moss is a poster boy for idiot educators.
FWIW, when you homeschool in Murdoc’s district, the superintendent takes you out shooting once in a while.
UPDATE: Updates at Instapundit indicate that the school district is claiming the knife was found was found on the person of Miss Smithwick in her purse. The knife was not found in Miss Smithwick’s lunchbox as reported by her family and the media” and that the she has not been “long-term suspended.”
However, a reader points out the pictures that appear to show a bag-like lunchbox, which would invalidate their defense if that bag is the lunchbox in question, is not her purse, and is where the knife was found. Unless that bag also contained all sorts of stuff normally found in girls’ purses and not only lunch, they’re full of it. We’ll see.