IN THE NEWS.

A FOURTH-GRADER at Charlotte Lennox Elementary School was suspended indefinitely for violating the school’s zero-tolerance weapons policy. Security guards found a sharp object in the student’s backpack during a routine interrogation and strip-search. Vice-Principal Wilmot Baldridge told reporters that the object appeared to be a pencil. Although no final decision has been reached on the disposition of the unnamed student, Mr. Baldridge said that, in the past, the school district has had some success rehabilitating similar cases in summer reeducation camps.