Skip to comments.Suspension won’t be removed for five-year-old grilled over cap gun who then peed his pants
Posted on 06/17/2013 7:47:51 AM PDT by servo1969
School officials in Calvert County, Maryland have denied a request to expunge the suspension of the kindergartener who brought a plastic cap gun on a school bus last month and then wet his pants during a subsequent interrogation.
The refusal came in the form of a letter dated Friday, reports The Washington Post. The letter stated that the five-year-old did bring a cap gun in his book bag. It also charged that some other children were frightened and told school officials that they couldnt discern if the orange-tipped cowboy-style gun was real or fake.
The unidentified kindergartener had brought the toy gun in his backpack because his friend had brought a water gun the previous day. He later told his mother that he really, really wanted his friend to see it. (RELATED: Kindergartener interrogated over cap gun until he pees his pants)
School officials at Dowell Elementary School in the town of Lusby proceeded to question the five-year-old for over two hours before finally calling his mother at 10:50 a.m. By that time, he had wet his pants (which the mother called highly unusual).
The Post notes that the principal Jennifer L. Young, according to Dowell Elementarys website told the boys mother that things would have been even worse had the toy gun been loaded with caps. In that case, the school would have regarded the plaything as an explosive and called the police.
The original suspension handed down May 29 was for 10 days. After a disciplinary conference and the intervention of local attorney Robin Ficker, the suspension was reduced to three days.
School officials considered and denied the request to eradicate the punishment separately.
The boys mother (an otherwise unidentified teacher in Calvert County) expressed frustration that a seemingly serious offense for a look-alike gun will now be part of her sons permanent record.
Im disappointed that we cant bring an end to this, she told The Post.
Why would you do that to a five-year-old who brought an obvious toy? the teacher added
Its not clear how long the punishment will now remain a part of the five-year-old boys permanent record.
Ficker said the family will now appeal the request to expunge the suspension to the Board of Education of Calvert County.
School district officials had no comment about the decision.
The entire country has seen an epidemic of anti-gun hysteria in school settings involving things that somehow resemble guns but arent actually real guns. However, the state of Maryland seems to be some sort of epicenter for the phenomenon.
Last week, Anne Arundel County school district officials denied an eerily similar appeal to have Baltimore-area second-grader Joshua Welchs suspension expunged. Welch is the eight-year-old kid who was suspended for two days in March because his teacher thought he shaped a breakfast pastry into something resembling a gun.
Earlier this year, a six-year-old boy at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland was suspended for making the universal kid sign for a gun, pointing at another student and saying pow. That boys suspension was later lifted and his name cleared.
A Maryland state senator introduced a bill designed to curb the zeal of public school officials who are tempted to suspend students in these cases. The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013, which was authored by Republican Sen. J. B. Jennings, apparently went nowhere in the legislature.
I’d sue the school for abuse. Perhaps if you get it in the courts it might solve the problem.
Why is it when “compassion” is allowed to be the foremost concern of the ruling class the opposite almost always results?
Oh for the love of Mike. Just find these people when they’re out and about a slap the living crap out of them.
This is just so damned ridiculous.
” It also charged that some other children were frightened “
I call BULLSHIT! Not even the most stupid kid in the class is frightened by a toy.
The State wants to be the parents. Will the State come into our homes and search every corner nook and cranny in an effort to arrest us for something? The Police State of the United States
And people wonder why maniacs shoot their way into schools and kill teachers and administrators of this fascist crap!
I would sue too for mental abuse. And I would name the individuals responsible in the suit.
Sue everyone in sight. Our side really has to get on the ball and bankrupt the bad guys.
No more Mr. Nice Guy.
Well the lefties are being consistent.
AR 15 platforms “resembles” the a real assault weapon so they get hysteric.
Toy gun “resembles” a real gun so they get hysteric.
Interesting the mom is also a public school apparatchik (can’t really call them teachers, they don’t). Wanna bet she would diligently persecute/prosecute any kid who brought a toy gun into HER class? Most liberals epitomize “do as I say, not as I do”
“It also charged that some other children were frightened”
BULL OBAMA! Most kids even at that age play XBOX and PS3 with first person shooter games, play with toy guns, and it has not changed for the past hundred years. Ever heard of an effing ray gun?? That’s what my 5 year old nephew was playing with before he got bored and moved to PS VITA.
I agree. If they insist on being left wing toadies, then play dirty. Dig up all the dirt you can find on them and ruin them.
Interesting the mom is also a public school apparatchik
I wonder who doesn’t like her.
Fear of guns is stupid, teaching fear of guns is evil. The Left survives because we stupidly allow them a false sense of moral superiority.
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