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.
Why wasn’t Mom called immediately. How could they interrogate the little guy for two hours without her present.
I LOL'd when I overheard a Tennessee teen refer to public schools as 'concentration camps'...the principal looked stunned when I passed the comment on to her.
“Oh for the love of Mike. Just find these people when theyre out and about a slap the living crap out of them.”
I assume this creature of the State Jennifer L. Young continues to appear on the street or in the mall without any particular fear of a such a face-slapping or a well-deserved public horse-whipping.
There was a time when Maryland printed the state motto on their car license plates. I suppose they were in fear of being sued for false advertising. The motto” “The Free State.”
Hell...I remember when students stored their rifles in their lockers so they could hunt small game after school...and that was in NEW YORK!
These kids that were “frightened” were because of the nonsense they’ve been fed by these same left wing nut jobs and their “tolerant and diverse” idiot parents.
If kids grew up in a normal environment of spit wads, cap guns, wedgies and swirlies this would’ve been nothing. Kids need to be kids. An occasional bully doesn’t hurt either. No sarc btw.
She has orders to report terrorist comments like that to the NSA.
Several years ago I was called up for jury duty. Going through jury selection for an extremely heinous kidnapping/murder trial, the prospective jurors were questioned extensively by the defense counsel about firearms, whether they owned any, their experience with shooting, etc. I was shocked that perhaps 50% of the prospective jurors didn’t own a firearm, had never held or shot a gun. Many expressed a deep, virtually neurotic fear of guns.
That appears to be an increasing phenomenon among the general public, which is under constant barrage by the media and the educational system, convincing them that guns (and apparently anything that looks like a gun) is evil.
But if he wanted to wear a dress, they’d be all for it.
Interesting to note who our enemies will be in the next civil war. They should surrender now to avoid stress....The mental capacity of our public education officials,and most of the teachers reflects in the children. No one who cares about their children should send them to public school anymore. Pull them out. Find another alternative folks.
If you slapped the sh!t out of these people, they would collapse upon themselves...
The folks whose children are unfortunate enough to have to attend that silly school should also not rest until the principal and superintendent are fired.
That’s as in “you’re outta here. Take your toy degree in education and do something you are mentally qualified for...such as ditch digging.”
Not only that... the school board and the teacher’s union members.... resemble teachers and THEY get hired and run our schools.
Sheer utter idiocy. And still johnny and janey can’t spell, read, or do basic math, cause the teachers themselves don’t know these things. Is it any wonder?
What a difference 45 years make. When I was a kid I brought my cap gun to school. We all did.
My teacher showed all of us how to properly load the caps so the caps would go theorugh gun smoothly when the trigger was pulled. Also so we didnt burn our fingers.
Now, toy water pistols result in suspension.
School administrators just wanted to abuse the boy.
Here in Texas, we left our guns hanging in rear window gun racks in our pickup trucks in high school so we could go hunt with friends after school. Didn’t even have to worry about them being stolen, much less getting in trouble for having them.
Its not accidental that this is happening somewhere in America almost every day.
The schools may not take their jobs as educators very seriously but they bloody well do take their mission to brainwash your kids with the utmost of seriousness. Your kid may graduate at the end of 12 or 13 or 16 years of it a functional illiterate but he will know how to recite all the PC platitudes and how at least to pretend to believe them.
Get your kids out of public schools. Grandparents, you may have to help.
There are two ways to beat a liberal.
1. Bankrupt them, ala Reagan.
2. Smack them on the nose with a newspaper and they will go whimpering back under the porch. ala Reagan.
This is insane (said the former Prosecutor).
Did they read him the Miranda Rights and offer a lawyer?
Not to mention inflicting sufficient mental stress to force him to wet his pants OR negligent indifference to his requests to perform a basic hygenic function, thus inflicting FURTHER stress through forced violation of societal taboos.
(Yes, I’m phrasing it in such a way to attract the interest of a lawyer. . .)
She doesn't have to, the NSA already has a recording.
Mrs. Jennifer L. Young
12680 HG Trueman Rd
Lusby, Maryland 20657
Preferably, contact the county supervisor in charge of harassment:
Anti-sexual, Anti-racial and Anti-disability Harassment Statement
Discrimination can manifest itself in behaviors such as bullying, harassment, or intimidation of individuals. Calvert County Public Schools does not tolerate any form of harassment including, but not limited to, sexual, racial, or disability. Any individual (student, employee, or community member) who believes that he or she has been subjected to any form of harassment is encouraged to report the allegation of harassment. Students, parents and community members may report allegations of harassment to: Ms. Kimberly Roof, Executive Director of Administration Calvert County Public Schools 1305 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Calvert County Public Schools is committed to conducting a prompt investigation for any allegation
of harassment. If harassment has occurred, the individual will be disciplined promptly. Disciplinary
actions for students found to have engaged in any form of harassment may result in suspension or
expulsion. Disciplinary actions for employees found to have engaged in any form of harassment
may result in suspension or termination.
Calvert County Public Schools encourages all students, parents, employees, and community
members to work together to prevent any form of harassment.
No, but kids love to manipulate gullible adults. If these sneaky brats could get capital punishment for a five year old through clever acting, we'd finally have an alleged crime for which Maryland's liberals would support the death penalty.
“Its not clear how long the punishment will now remain a part of the five-year-old boys PERMAMENT record. “
I think the reporter needs to spend a little time in the Principals office over that sentence.
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