What has our world come to when little boys in grammar school get suspended because they pointed fingers at other students, pretending the finger’s a gun? Could a case be made that those in charge of our schools have lost any grasp of common sense as they implement Zero Tolerance policies?
There was a story out of Oklahoma back in January of 2011 as reported by Joe Newby of Examiner.com, a first grader suspended for making his hand look like a gun.
“Midwest City-Del City Schools spokeswoman Stacey Boyer confirmed the incident and says the district’s policy is to “address the disruption of the learning environment.” Boyer says Fox’s son “has repeatedly used his hands to simulate a gun.”
In other words, Fox’s son is being punished by politically correct school administrators for simply being a boy, and doing what young boys his age do.”
Reading a story like that is mind boggling to most folks who would consider this to be an anomaly; but they’d be mistaken, this type of harsh administrative punishment is happening more often.
A story in the Washington Post by Donna St. George on February 17, 2013 detailed another case of Zero Tolerance regarding so called gun violence when in fact these are just kids being kids.
“An 8-year-old boy in Prince William County pointed his finger like a gun in a school hallway after a friend pretended to shoot him with a bow and arrow. The class had been studying Native American culture and had just learned a deer-hunting song.
“It was playing — it was cowboys and Indians,” said the second-grader’s father.
The imaginary crossfire on Feb. 8 produced real-life fallout two months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The boy was suspended for “threatening to harm self or others,” a misdeed on par with bringing an actual weapon to school. He served an in-school suspension Wednesday.”
It wouldn’t surprise me to find a bureaucrat sitting behind a desk in Washington has already entered a permanent red flag barring these individuals the right to purchase and own of firearms as protected by the 2nd Amendment.
It isn’t too far fetched since doctors are now instructed to ask children if their parents own firearms as part of ObamaCare, all in the name of looking out for the greater good in society.
The whole family will probably be banned from firearm ownership because of this single entry, police swat teams dispatched to surround the house, kick in the doors and remove any and all weapons.
While we’re on the topic of threatening gestures, what about folks who flash the old Thumbs Up at you? That looks pretty threatening to me as I think of radical Muslim terrorists strapping on high explosives and walking to the bus stop on the way to meet their 72 Virgins. The last thing they do, or so I’m told; they hold their hand up to show everyone the detonator switch with their thumb about to press the trigger.
Yup, everyone who flashes the Thumbs Up sign needs to be dealt with for the terrorist acts they represent with such a politically incorrect use of their hands.
The folks at Texas A & M University should all be rounded up and thrown in prison for the rest of their natural days; just a bunch of potential right wing Tea Party members anyway pretending to have school spirit by yelling, “Gig Em Aggies”. We all know they’re planning to saw the horns off of anyone in their way; heck they even brag about it.
We need to take a tougher stand against terrorists regardless of age. If kids thinks they can play good guys and bad guys in their own front yard and get away with it; well I’m here to tell you that kind of flaunting of authority won’t go unpunished.
“Khalid Caraballo, 12, and his friend, Aidan, were suspended for “possession, handling and use of a firearm” because they “shot two other friends who were with them while playing” with the airsoft guns, WAVY-TV reported.”
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