WTF has this world come to???? My son was suspended from school(5th grade), missing the last days of school this year. Why? For having a rubber band around his wrist as he stepped off the bus. Some kid got hit in the eye with a rubber band last year, and the mom raised holy hell. So the school banned rubber bands. School. Banned rubber bands. So my kid gets off the bus with one on his wrist. "You need to throw that away" would have sufficed IMO. No. They put him in ISS for the day, then suspended him for the remaining days of the year. ARE YOU ****ING KIDDING ME??? And of course, I'm stuck having be "Dad". "Kiddo, if that's the rule and you know it, you HAVE to abide by it. You don't have a choice, so no more crap like this." Followed by; "Ya, it's stupid. I know it's stupid, you know it's stupid. But until you're out of school, you're going to be surrounded by stupid. Just grit your teeth, and get through it." Un-frikin-believable.