Brickbat: The Key to Learning


Officials at Rhode Island's Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School suspended Joseph Lyssikatos,12, for three days and barred him from a class field trip after finding he had a gun-shaped keychain charm slightly larger than a quarter. They refused to discuss the matter with local media, saying they can't talk about student discipline issues. The boy's parents say the principal and superintendent have also refused to talk to them.