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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

The family of a 7-year-old boy, identified in court documents as G.B., has sued Pennsylvania's Derry School District for suspending him for four days for bringing a novelty ink pen to school. The pen emits a small shock when the cap is pressed, and school officials contend that made it a weapon.

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