I wouldn't have suspended the kid. Because it's a judgement call (the principal has to decide how many super-sensitive parents he might get calls from) it would make a difference if one of the kids said "OMG, he made a gun out of his PopTart!" But suspension is pretty severe. Detention, maybe, if it was really disruptive.
9 months ago
Last edited at 12:33PM on 3/8/2013
Oh my damn gosh I can't believe he got suspended just for that. And no he shouldn't have been suspended just for the damn pop tart being in the shape formation of a gun. Like wise anyways how in the hell was the kid going to use that as a deadly weapon?... Shoot students and teachers with either the crumbs or whatever filling of the pop tart how much more sensitive and stupid I wonder is our society going to get seriously....
Sadly for many kids "gun fun violence" takes up a large part of their free time. Lots of little guys go home and watch their friends & family members play video game where guns are used. They learn this stuff. I learned this stuff watching Gun Smoke with my dad along with a lot of other westerns. Apparently kids need to learn not to do the mock gun games at school. And it will take time. The lower elementary grade children need time to have this instilled. By the tmie they reach fourth grade they should be able to comprehend the concept. But a 7 year old will very often forget or not fully comprehend to begin with.
Politically correct?more like politically Insane! And they wonder why some students lose control.when I was a kid I went to my school on Halloween dressed as the Lone Ranger , 6 guns included. They made me take off the mask.
How is this any different than the 5 yr old who got suspended for hugging a classmate (sexual harassment) or the middle school kid that got suspended for giving her inhaler to a friend who was having trouble breathing? ( drug dealing) or the honor roll student who got expelled for bringing a weapon to school when she mistakenly brought her dads lunch instead of hers and there was a knife in it to cut the apple with? Or the high school student who got suspended for taking drugs because she had a midol? This has nothing to do with the 2nd amendment or loss of liberty. It has to do with schools overreacting instead of using common sense.
The whole "zero tolerance" policy crap has gone too far. We have children being suspended for drawing a picture of a gun, giving a friend an aspirin, writing a story or having a fork in the lunch they brought from home.How in the hell is that making our schools safer?
9 months ago
Last edited at 2:50PM on 3/10/2013
no, dat school really needs some sense. dozens of kids that age play shooter video games like battlefield, or call of duty anyway, so it makes absolutely no sense for the school to suspend that kid. the people who decided to suspend that kid are wrong and childish. the school is an immature moron.
First of all, let's consider the ramifications of this school's rash, unthinking action. Our schools are so concerned about political correctness that education is not even a secondary goal of the teachers. They are too worried about what the unions or public opinion will have to say, and God forbid that anyone should show any inkling of independent thinking. Let's face it, our schools are nothing more than indoctrination centers producing little liberals much as a sausage factory produces identical sausages, one after another. Anyone who doesn't fit the pattern is discarded and labeled a "misfit." These are the ones they usually bring into line with mind-altering drugs administered as freely as one would give a popsicle to a kid for not crying when giving a shot.