The intolerance of Zero Tolerance continues to create victims of its rigid mindlessness. "Recently, when a 13-year-old Georgia student sipped her juice jokingly pretending it was wine, she was slapped with a nine-day suspension for drinking her juice 'under the pretense that it(was)in fact a prohibited substance."

What's the best description of Zero Tolerance? Tyrannical? Dangerous? Mean-spirited? Fanatical? Radical? Fascist? Misguided? Counter-productive? Prohibitionist?


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