Paring Knife in Lunch Box Ruins Education

Zero tolerance just makes so much sense. Check out this high school student, suspended for the year because there was a paring knife in her lunchbox.

17-year-old senior Ashley Smithwick, an academic and athletic standout who’s even won beauty pageants, was suspended from Southern Lee High School in October after school officials found the knife in her lunchbox during a random search for drugs.

This month, Ashley Smithwick, a soccer player who takes college-level courses, was charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon on school grounds. She is no longer allowed to set foot on campus.