Once Maddie told her teacher what they were she was told to "put them away, they go against the code of conduct" - I guess this is similar to a zero-tolerance policy. She never was able to show this primitive ammunition to the students, nor was she able to tell the story of how they were also used to write letters to loved-ones.
I asked Maddie if she also told the teacher that she had gun powder in her back pocket since that was the only was these would be dangerous. Maddie said yeah and I also had my rifle in my backpack. I'm through ranting now, but I'm not completely over this ridiculousness.