||Any more than he'd be innocent if he'd brought a gun to school by accident. His knife is a weapon, and is specifically banned on school premises. If you want to continue this discussion, I recommend you read up on zero tolerance. You obviously don't understand it, since you continue to find this case remarkable. It isn't.
Zero tolerance is the only answer to the crime problems of our nation's school system. The liberals had their chance, and they introduced a bunch of namby-pamby soft punishment methods, such as the honor system that quickly left many of our nations schools in an unmanageable state, or worse, a state of siege, complete with security guards and metal detectors.
As for your irrational hatred of Rudolph Giuliani, I am quite at a loss. He did more for that city than any administrator since DeWitt Clinton. If you don't believe me, take a walk through Times Square sometime, and see how it's changed. His final term ended in the most horrible way imaginable, and all you liberalists can do is abuse him for rising to the challenge. In a world full of people like you, it warms my heart that there are still men like Mayor Giuliani who lay aside concerns about the approval of the liberal mob and simply do their jobs.