Skip to comments.Thought Crimes And Pastry Guns
Posted on 03/09/2013 11:01:31 AM PST by Starman417
Recently, a school in the once great state of Maryland offered counseling to students troubled by a classmate eating pastry into the shape of a gun. You might think his offense was kind of silly, but the school considered the seven year old students triggering action a Level 3 violation of the following code:
"Any gun of any kind, loaded or unloaded, operable or inoperable, including any object other than a firearm which is a look-a-like of a gun. This shall include, but is not limited to, pellet gun, paintball gun, stun gun, taser, BB gun, flare gun, nail gun, and air soft gun."
His two day suspension was followed up with a letter to every parent in the school:
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am writing to let you know about an incident that occurred this morning in one of our classrooms and encourage you to discuss this matter with your child in a manner you deem most appropriate.
During breakfast this morning, one of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class. While no physical threats were made and no one [was] harmed, the student had to be removed from the classroom.
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As you are aware, the Code of Student Conduct and appropriate consequences related to violations of the code are clearly spelled out in the Student Handbook, which was sent home during the first week of school and can be found on our website, www.aacps.org.
If your children express that they are troubled by todays incident, please talk with them and help them share their feelings. Our school counselor is available to meet with any students who have the need to do so next week. In general, please remind them of the importance of making good choices.
Yes, let us discuss the mental devastation of dastardly pastry weaponry with our children, shall we? Thankfully, the strawberry pop tart in question was destroyed before it could cause any further harm to the most vulnerable among us.
Now the child, to his credit, did take full blame for this ugly incident. He told FOX45, "All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn't look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda." When his teacher saw the strawberry tart he knew he was in trouble, "She was pretty mad and I think I was in big trouble."
This, unfortunately, is not an isolated incident. It is instead just another example in a long list of examples of disturbing reactions to children simply being children currently unfolding all across the nation. Now as scary as pop tart guns, tiny action figure plastic weapons, pointy finger guns, and invisible pretend grenades may be to school administrators (who apparently dont remember what it was like to be a child) their reactions to such child's play makes them an amazing embarrassment to themselves as well as to society at large.
I would further offer that if you are a teacher or school administrator afraid of legos, fingers, paper, active imaginations, rubber bands, spit balls, and the like then you have absolutely no business attempting to shape and mold vulnerable young minds. These and related incidents are certainly a stinging indictment of the public school system. Understand the reality that these are the type of people teaching your children, guiding their education, and indoctrinating them on how to think and act while you are off trying to make a living and provide for your family. It is simply disgraceful. The public school system continues to morph into the liberal indoctrination system at an alarming speed with its usual baggage train of illogical thought and actions.
I think we can all agree that no lives are saved, no tragedy averted, and no additional aura of safety added to a school campus by such classroom clampdowns. In this hyper-sensitive, progressive, nanny-state world where we are afraid of shadows and the innocent actions of small children one can only wonder what ever happened to logic and common sense. It is not this poor child with a twinkle of an imagination that needs counseling or punishment, but the principle and a teacher who made this into more than a five second incident. A stern Josh, sit down and eat your food would probably have been sufficient but no, not in lets scare the public that all guns are bad overreaction land. In this era of symbolism over substance sound thinking is really the only casualty in the classroom in this type of situation.
(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
“Any gun of any kind, loaded or unloaded, operable or inoperable, including any object other than a firearm which is a look-a-like of a gun. This shall include, but is not limited to, pellet gun, paintball gun, stun gun, taser, BB gun, flare gun, nail gun, and air soft gun.”
I don’t see any mention of a “pop-tart gun” in this list. Insanity!
Think of it as a sort of reverse underground railroad.
Best we mount a state police guard at the bridges so their cops don't get the idea they can come here and harrass these people. Remember, it's a regular practice for Maryland cops to follow Virginia residents from events in Maryland, back into Virginia at night and murder them in their cars.
We must make sure this does not start up again.
The nuns would take our guns, put a name tag one them and stack them in the corner.
At 2:30 we'd pack up and jump into Dad's car waiting at the curb to head for Northern Michigan.
Good ole zero tolerance. May I ask how many mass shootings were done by 7 year old boys?
abolish government schools, EPA, FCC , FEC, FDA, TSA etc now.
Government, democrats and the news media are the only real problems we have . Imagine if government , the news media , democrats/liberals went away , what problems would we have ? none. Democrat congresses created 99% of the government we have when they passed social security, Obamacare, environmental laws, welfare etc.
The teacher was mad alright - in the English sense of the word.
The point is that guns are so bad that even thinking of them is bad.
Think about condoms and cucumbers and gay “marriage” instead.
This is cruelty to children. They are being punished for something that is not wrong. Unfortunately, the entire school system is behind it, and none of the teachers or administrators will be put in jail as they should be.
The utterly incompetent teachers and administrators involved in this incident did not commit any crimes, and do not belong in jail.
They do belong, however, in a mental institution.