Soapbox time, my friends

See that photo?  Alexa Gonzalez.  A 12 year old who goes to Junior High School in Forest Hills, New York.  Seems like a nice kid, probably likes Hannah Montana, texting, the mall, and whatever else 12 year olds like.  She also likes to doodle.

And that is the problem.

She wrote the words, I love my friends Abby and Faith. Lex was here 2/1/10 on her desk with a green marker.  Standard stuff.  And guess what happened? Not a detention, or writing on the blackboard, no.  This required immediate and decisive action!

The principal of her school called police, and they came over and handcuffed her and led her out of the building in tears.

She missed three days of school, while she was throwing up from the stress.  A New York attorney plans a lawsuit.

What is the deal with this zero tolerance stuff? Does “zero tolerance” also mean “zero brains in your head?”  People in charge need to use a little better judgement, don’t you think? Totally moronic behavior on the part of the school, and someone needs to have their head handed to them on this one. If a kid in a black trench coat is caught spray painting “Kill All The Teachers” on the gym wall, well, haul ‘em off.

But that’s not what we’re talking about, is it.

Unreal.  So I think it would be a great idea for Google to let this girl do a Google Doodle.  Show the world that she’s not the hardened criminal her overzealous school principal makes her out to be. Here’s the school’s website; I’m sure they’d love to hear from you. The principal is Marilyn Grant, and she’s in the news, you betcha.