Skip to comments.Fourth Grader's Toy LEGO Gun And Policeman Leads To Suspension Threat
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.
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At one time I was working on a masters in education...not interested in teaching in the propaganda mills though.
School administrators need to be sent for re-education.
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
We need to do something to put the adults back in charge of our education system. These people are lunatics.
I doubt it'll help. I don't think you can teach common sense and how to think rationally.
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.
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.
Liberal morons should be taken out back and shot (with a water pistol, of course!)
It won’t happen in Iowa City.
Unfortunately, in education today, common sense is not so common among professional educators and their administrators.
I am so glad we homeschool.
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.
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.
but, but, but I thought it wuz okay for the police to have guns in schools...
I’m ordering a similar LEGO action figure. His name is OSAMA BIN LEGO. He carries a LEGO gun.....
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.
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