From the keeping America safe department. The Associated Press reports that an 11 year old boy got mad at a fellow student and used a pencil to inflict a scratch on the other student. Police charged the perpetrator with attempted assault, a felony, and possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Will the police charge the teacher and administrators of the school with conspiracy or other appropriate criminal charges if it turns out that they supplied the child with the weapon? Will the teacher and the school ban pencils on school grounds since they now know that pencils are weapons the possession of which can result in the conviction of a misdemeanor? Should all schools in the United States adopt a zero tolerance pencil ban in the name of protecting the children?