By Edward Kdonian
In Ohio a student attempting to give a demonstration on healthy snacking was suspended after trying to cut an apple into slices. Da'von Shaw, a student in Bedford, Ohio was giving a speech before his class on nutritious snacking. He brought in some apples and dried cranberries as examples for his class only to be stopped short when he attempted to cut up the apple. The moment he picked up the knife his teacher stopped him and took it from him. He politely gave it to her, not putting up any fuss. Later in the day he was approached and suspended for five days for having a weapon at school. His mother is quoted in a CNN article saying "I can take off my belt and use that as a weapon. Pens and pencils can be used as a weapon. You can't take a person with no intentions to harm and put them as a criminal because that's what you normally do."