The article summarizes zero tolerance, giving information on the tactic. Zero tolerance policies do not have rehabilitation or support services. The article goes into different policies in different cities where the zero tolerance policies are being used and analyzes the effect it has on the schools and students. Despite it being meant for serious offenses, the policies are used as a solution to minor offenses. Based on the research the article uses, zero tolerance policies are harmful and negative on students. It often leads higher rates of expulsion, juvenile detention, and violence.