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Fourth Grader's Toy LEGO Gun And Policeman Leads To Suspension Threat
armedselfdefense.blogspot.com/ ^ | 02-05-10 | Sasparilla

Posted on 02/05/2010 6:17:41 AM PST by Sasparilla

A fourth grade New York City boy was playing with LEGOS in the elementary school cafeteria this week when he was escorted to the principal's office. He faced suspension for bringing a toy to school. It was a LEGO policeman that held a two inch plastic rifle.

The school has a "no tolerance" policy for toy guns. The boy was stunned that he was in trouble because the toy was so small. The boy's parents are livid. They believe school officials didn't exercise good judgment. They believe that this particular toy isn't one that could be used to threaten people in crimes, as some realistic toy guns are used.

The toy was confiscated. New York City school policy allows no toy guns in schools. Each school principal has discretion, and this principal was a hard liner. Finally, common sense controlled, and after a conference with the parents, no further action was taken. The parents may sue the school.

In Nevada:

A car burglar didn't know what was in store for him when he broke out the rear slider and went into the truck of Reno resident Steven Daughhetee. The truck's owner heard suspicious noises outside his motorcycle repair shop on Wednesday afternoon. He picked up his Glock, and....

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; lego; leo; toyguns

1 posted on 02/05/2010 6:17:41 AM PST by Sasparilla
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To: Sasparilla
It's stories like this that continually reinforce that I've made the right decision to home school my kids.

At one time I was working on a masters in education...not interested in teaching in the propaganda mills though.

2 posted on 02/05/2010 6:20:17 AM PST by highlander_UW (There's a storm coming - little kid at a Mexican gas station in The Terminator)
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To: highlander_UW

School administrators need to be sent for re-education.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 6:28:15 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Sasparilla
Daughhetee told police that the Glock made a difference in the outcome of the confrontation.

Really? Dja think? Verifying the old adage, "You can get a further with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word.", attributed to Al Capone

4 posted on 02/05/2010 6:28:17 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts)
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To: Sasparilla

We need to do something to put the adults back in charge of our education system. These people are lunatics.


5 posted on 02/05/2010 6:30:38 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: Sasparilla

6 posted on 02/05/2010 6:33:50 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
School administrators need to be sent for re-education.

I doubt it'll help. I don't think you can teach common sense and how to think rationally.

7 posted on 02/05/2010 6:39:52 AM PST by highlander_UW (There's a storm coming - little kid at a Mexican gas station in The Terminator)
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To: highlander_UW

The North Viets were pretty good at it.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 6:42:44 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The North Viets were pretty good at it.

I think the more reasonable alternative is just to remove the kooks who make decisions like this one and let some rational adult run the school instead.

9 posted on 02/05/2010 6:45:35 AM PST by highlander_UW (There's a storm coming - little kid at a Mexican gas station in The Terminator)
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To: Sasparilla
Silly boy, should have had one of these.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 6:47:42 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: highlander_UW

I dunno.
Something happens to rationality when the PhD is achieved.


11 posted on 02/05/2010 6:51:44 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Something happens to rationality when the PhD is achieved.

It's not the PhD itself...it's the indoctrination that goes along with getting it at most schools. Conservatives have conceded control of schools to liberals for far too long. The problem is, liberals are so entrenched and box out conservatives. I suspect the only solution will end up for conservatives to start some new Universities...and/or take lead in the ones that aren't too far gone.

12 posted on 02/05/2010 6:58:44 AM PST by highlander_UW (There's a storm coming - little kid at a Mexican gas station in The Terminator)
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To: Sasparilla

Liberal morons should be taken out back and shot (with a water pistol, of course!)


13 posted on 02/05/2010 6:58:49 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: highlander_UW

It won’t happen in Iowa City.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 7:10:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Sasparilla
Zero Tolerance = Zero Common Sense

Unfortunately, in education today, common sense is not so common among professional educators and their administrators.

15 posted on 02/05/2010 7:12:32 AM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357
So this would be a bad idea?

I am so glad we homeschool.

16 posted on 02/05/2010 7:30:18 AM PST by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: Sasparilla

I suppose school kids will now have to wear mittens so they cannot use their fingers to make pretend guns and all pictures of guns must be censored from encyclopedias and dictionaries.


17 posted on 02/05/2010 8:29:20 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: highlander_UW

Not being there, you all missed the screams as all the scared little school children ran from the cafeteria in fear for their lives.

Even worse, I’ll bet the teachers were quaking in their shoes.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 8:55:56 AM PST by Borderline
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To: Sasparilla
It was a LEGO policeman that held a two inch plastic rifle.

but, but, but I thought it wuz okay for the police to have guns in schools...

19 posted on 02/05/2010 9:33:41 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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I’m ordering a similar LEGO action figure. His name is OSAMA BIN LEGO. He carries a LEGO gun.....

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mommy-Why-Does-Obama-Help-Terrorists/278088301870?ref=mf#!/photo.php?pid=3582736&id=278088301870


20 posted on 02/05/2010 9:55:33 AM PST by StopObama2012
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To: Sasparilla

Makes you wonder if the kids who are the victims of these so-called administrators will want their kids to go to public schools. Somehow I doubt it.

The mother really blasted the principal in the press. Called her a bully and a coward. It’s time parents let school officials and everybody else know exactly how they feel about idiotic zero tolerance rules.


21 posted on 02/05/2010 10:57:26 AM PST by goldi (')
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