(Houston Chronicle) Relatives of a 10-year-old boy are asking why the Cypress-Fairbanks school district found it necessary to arrest a fourth-grader after he threw a plastic container at a teacher.

The boy, who attends Emmott Elementary School, remained in custody Thursday at the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, 1200 Congress, in downtown Houston, where community activist Quanell X called a news conference.

“You mean to tell me that in 2012 we’re now locking away children in elementary school for just disrupting the learning environment?” Quanell said. “The zero tolerance policy should be done away with.”

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