This isn’t a news story yet, but if liberal logic succeeds, it soon will be. Elementary school children can’t even think about guns. They certainly can’t draw one or use their fingers to mimic one. And please tell your children not to nibble on a Pop-Tart so it looks like a handgun. There will be grave consequences.
The nonsense never seems to stop:
- A seven-year-old Colorado boy was suspended for pretending to throw an imaginary grenade. According to Alex Evans, he was just trying to save the world from evil on the school playground.
- A five-year-old girl was suspended from a Pennsylvania kindergarten after telling another girl that she was going to shoot her. The weapon she was going to use was a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles.
- A six-year-old elementary school kid got suspended for forming a gun with his hands, pointing it at a student and saying ‘pow’. Staff at Roscoe Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring called the action a ‘serious incident’.
It’s gotten so ridiculous that a law is being considered to protect children and parents from such foolishness. A Maryland Republican “state senator has crafted a bill to curb the zeal of public school officials who are tempted to suspend students as young as kindergarten for having things — or talking about things, or eating things — that represent guns, but aren’t actually anything like real guns.” Sen. J. B. Jennings has introduced “The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013.”
He had better hurry and get it passed before our schools turn into permanent detention centers.
The latest in government overreaction to a non-issue is the soldier cupcake caper. United States toy soldiers were used as a decoration atop some cupcakes, held in place by a generous portion of icing. The contraband was immediately confiscated.
“School officials at Schall Elementary rushed to remove Hunter Fountain’s plastic soldiers, designed to spice up his birthday cupcakes, for fear they were asking for a fight.”
It probably didn’t help that the young thought-criminal’s first name is Hunter. I’m surprised school officials have not forced him to change it for fear that he will pretend to take down a deer or a squirrel.
The toy soldier confiscation incident reminded me of the ever-popular Toy Story. If you recall, Andy’s menagerie of toys included a ‘Bucket of Soldiers,’ the same type of soldier toys that graced Hunter’s cupcakes.
Don’t be surprised if notes start going home with warnings that watching Toy Story could jeopardize your child’s academic future, his psychological well being, and the planet. If you have a birthday party, be sure that no one brings a Toy Story toy as a gift. It might lead one of the birthday guests to rent the film and see toy soldiers being part of a happy, well-adjusted child’s life.
These types of stories are further indicators that public (government) schools are hopelessly controlled by people who have little sense and even less wisdom. Think long and hard if you really want your children educated by people who can’t tell the difference between a Pop-Tart, toy soldiers, fingers, and a boy’s imagination and real guns in the hands of maniacs probably strung out on prescription drugs that started when they were diagnosed with being ADD or ADHD while in elementary school.