Student expelled for eyebrow shaver in purse

This entry was posted by Rob on Friday, 22 May, 2009 at

15-year-old Taylor Ray Jetter is a Girl Scout, as well as a member of the Linton Middle School basketball team, choir and leadership team in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, a disciplinary hearing this past Wednesday has school officials recommending she is expelled for the rest of this school year and another 45 days next year for carrying a weapon to school.

So what dangerous weapon was found during a random search of her purse and got her suspended?

A gun? No. A knife? Nope. Um, an eyebrow shaver? Ding, ding!

Are you serious? I’m thinking someone should recommend some school officials be removed from office.

Just where and when have we lost all shreads of common sense here?

Of course the teen didn’t consider the eyebrow trimmer a weapon and now fears this action may hurt her chances of becoming a nurse-anesthetist. I’m sure most rational thinking people would not consider it a weapon, unless you are some sort of idiot.

Linton Middle School released an official statement saying they have a “standard disciplinary policy that addresses all students equally.”

So good grooming practices are frowned upon here or are a bunch of bushy eyebrows feeling threatened and complaining to the principal?

Are these school officials high-fiving themselves for preventing some sort of murderous Columbine-like rampage by a girl scout with a cosmetic accessory?

I am sure there are several different kinds of eyebrow shavers and trimmers out there but I found a picture of what some of them look like.

WARNING: Please don’t be afraid! This is only a picture and the image can NOT hurt you in anyway!

Be Safe, Be Prepared. Shave your eyebrows in the safety of your home.

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3 Responses to “Student expelled for eyebrow shaver in purse”

  1. Lorri

    I live in PGH. I think this is absurd. I did not even know there was such a tool as an eyebrow shaver. The pencils the girl writes with to do her school work have a sharper point than this item. Shame on you Penn Hills Schools.

  2. eric tomlinson

    this is an injustice. i personally am going to head a movement to get this young girl the justice she deserves. I HAVE A ZERO POLICY TOO. and its crap like this that feeds our awareness group. she will be saved.

  3. Raj

    Asinine. Someday they might consider a ball point pen as a weapon too (as it can be poked into somebody’s eye )


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