The court reviewed multiple dictionary definitions and determined that a razor blade is not itself a "razor." 

After overturning Do Kyung's conviction the court went on to say "Although we hold that a razor blade does not come with the statutory prohibition of Penal Code section 626.10, subdivision (a), we are gravely concerned about the possession of razor blades on school grounds. A razor blade is obviously a dangerous object which may present a significant safety hazard to those on school grounds. Therefore, we encourage the Legislature to take prompt action to address this concern."

The California Appellate Court's opinion was published on April 18, 2001 as In re Do Kyung K.

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