Anti-Knife Insanity Victimizes Georgia Teenager


In yet another example of anti-knife insanity, Jack Persyn, 13, was in chess club before class when he discovered a short knife in the bag he brought to his Georgia school. The teen was severely punished after reporting that he accidently brought the knife to school.

     Persyn’s aunt had bought the bag from a yard sale, and gave the purchase to the teen without checking inside first. After Persyn told his Lanier Middle School teacher that he accidentally brought the weapon to class, the teen received four days of in-school suspension, a punishment his father Bill Persyn says is excessive.


     “There was never a safety issue,” Persyn told WXIA. “No harm was done. It was a genuine, honest mistake, yet he got pulled out of class for four days. I can see a one-hour detention if they had to do something, but this is nonsensical.”

      Full story with video here:


      So, what was the lesson this impressionable teen has learned from this experience? It certainly wasn’t that he should be honest in future dealings with his teachers or authorities.

Best Buys for Blade Readers:

Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you!

      John Howard, a staff writer for HUMAN EVENTS, penned a very good commentary on this incident, well worth the read:Â

     The preceding is courtesy of Knife Rights. For more information click on

For more on the latest knives, knife legislation, knifemaking instruction, knife trends, knifemakers, what knives to buy and where and much more, subscribe to BLADE® Magazine, the World’s No. 1 Knife Publication. For subscription information click on…?r+ssfb110112#BL1SU

Keep Reading:

NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Vintage BLADE Magazine Complete Volume (4 Issues) From 1973!

Download the 1973 BLADE magazine issues in digital PDF! Delivered straight to your e-mail inbox for instant download. It’s 1973, and the future of the modern knife industry was being forged by a pioneering group of knifemakers with a magazine and a mission. Get these collectible first issues of the World's #1 Knife Publication! Click Here to Download the Pack