This was my senior year. This was my last year in school our teacher asked us to make an emergency kit. I asked her and I assured her this was not a joke and I was serious" would we be able to bring a pocket knife in it"? It was for incase of a fire, earthquake flood, natural disaster incident. I honestly was not trying to be dumb or smartass I just thought this was reasonable. I told my parents this and they had believed it to be a reasonable question. My teachers response was something along the lines " Are you kidding me? Don’t be stupid why would you bring a knife for a survival kit?"(my thoughts its a survival kit). Turns out half the class never brought one and the teacher never reminded us about it either. Was it a dumb question? I asked because normally its now allowed to bring weapons unless permission. I asked because if everything is in rubles and the buildings fall down and there is broken power lines and people stuck in vehicles would you not want a pocket knife?