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8-Year-Old Florida Boy Suspended for Making Gun Shape With Fingers: ‘It Was a Game’
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | october 1, 2013 | Liz Klimas

Posted on 10/01/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT by lowbridge

A pretend game of cops and robbers landed a Florida elementary school boy with a very real suspension after he made a pretend gun with his thumb and index finger.

The mother of 8-year-old Jordan Bennett said her son was only playing with his friend at Harmony Community School in St. Cloud. She fears his one-day suspension, which was handed down Friday, wrongly labels Jordan as a violent person.

“There was nothing in his hand. He used his thumb and index finger,” Bonnie Bennett told WKMG-TV. “It was a game. He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone. No words were said.”

“They took a child that has never been in trouble before and went to the extreme,” the mother continued. “A child that has no history of violence is now classified as a violent offender.”

The school, on the other hand, said the game crossed the line established by the district’s code of conduct. A school representative told WKMG while they can’t give specifics into the incident, it was reviewed and found in violation of school policy. The school did not specify the specific code violation that was grounds for the suspension.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; education; florida; guncontrol; liberalfascism; liberalidiots; liberalism; liberals; pc; progressives; publiceducation; publicschools; rapeofliberty; secondamendment; zerotolerance

1 posted on 10/01/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
The goal is to raise a generation of eunuchs who will run in terror at the very mention of the word "GUN!"

The shame is, it's working.


2 posted on 10/01/2013 1:34:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: lowbridge

Gotta learn to do this while wiping the nose.


3 posted on 10/01/2013 1:34:24 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: lowbridge

4 posted on 10/01/2013 1:34:40 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: lowbridge

It’s about terrifying the kid, creating a new sheep, and criminalizing the thought of a gun.

They know what they’re doing, these fascists.


5 posted on 10/01/2013 1:34:46 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: lowbridge

Glad I’m not that young feller. We actually yelled “Bang! Bang!” out loud. I’d be in the SuperMax by now.


6 posted on 10/01/2013 1:34:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: PieterCasparzen

What about saying the word “gun” or “bang” out loud?

What about writing the word “gun” on a piece of paper?


7 posted on 10/01/2013 1:35:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NFHale; lowbridge

He Made a pretend gun with his fingers in school.


8 posted on 10/01/2013 1:36:05 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: lowbridge

I thought this was satire. What has happened to this country?!


9 posted on 10/01/2013 1:36:08 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Mahound delenda est)
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To: lowbridge

In Morgan Hill, California (south of SanFran) two boys were suspended for wearing American Flag t-shirts on cinqo de mayo.

Principal asked them to take off the shirts and when they did not they were sent home and then suspended.


10 posted on 10/01/2013 1:37:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: lowbridge

How many of you reading this nonsense would have been allowed to remain in school beyond 5 weeks into the first grade.
School would have been 100% girls only. The USA would have lost WWII because all the young men would have been rejected by the military due to complete illiteracy.
Also millions of we nasty boys carried pocket knives, used to mutilate innocent tree limbs that fell to ground.
Insanity rules.


11 posted on 10/01/2013 1:38:19 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Travis McGee

Only little white schoolkids. Black thugs playing “Knockout King” game get a pass. It’s only a game, unlike a little white kid making the shape of a gun with his fingers.


12 posted on 10/01/2013 1:38:53 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Billthedrill

We actually played “War” with realistically looking and sounding plastic toy weapons.

It sounded like Bastogne in my neighborhood some afternoons, complete with Oscar worthy dying scenes.


13 posted on 10/01/2013 1:39:25 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: lowbridge

More PC horse sh*t.

This country is so scr*wed.


14 posted on 10/01/2013 1:39:29 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: lowbridge

... watch out if you’re using sign-language and finger-spelling any word with the letter ‘L’ in it.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 1:40:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: sickoflibs
He Made a pretend gun with his fingers in school.

Yes, it starts with pretend guns. Then it is pretend hand grenades, pretend AK-45s, pretend chemical weapons, and pretend nuclear bombs.
Oh the Huge Manatee!!
Good thing the ever vigilant Government School minders are paying attention to the important stuff... (because they sure are not providing a worthwhile education).

16 posted on 10/01/2013 1:40:50 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: mrsmel

Did his assault hand have high capacity fingers?


17 posted on 10/01/2013 1:41:01 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Travis McGee
The goal is to raise a generation of eunuchs who will run in terror at the very mention of the word "GUN!" The shame is, it's working.

Yeah, for all the dalliances with rebellion from the establishment school age kids, including college aged "children," are very pliable and complaint with authority when it comes right down to it. The left knows this too, and that's why infiltrating that institution was so prized-- and now paying off.

You know how cool it is to walk around campus with a Che T-shit on, don't you? Spot the irony.

18 posted on 10/01/2013 1:43:18 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: exit82

Did you have the realistic Mattel M-16? That was a lot of fun! And a cap-firing tommy gun?


19 posted on 10/01/2013 1:44:01 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: I want the USA back
It’s about terrifying the kid, creating a new sheep, and criminalizing the thought of a gun.

They know what they’re doing, these fascists.

We ought to see that it creates the opposite reaction--outrage, indignation and righteous anger. Then, they just might call off this sort of stuff. To use a 1942 expression, we need to take these fascists and blister their Axis.

20 posted on 10/01/2013 1:45:07 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: lowbridge
A school representative told WKMG while they can’t give specifics into the incident, it was reviewed and found in violation of school policy. The school did not specify the specific code violation that was grounds for the suspension.

Well they certainly cleared that all up.

IDIOTS!

21 posted on 10/01/2013 1:45:47 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Harmony Community School, There’s your problem right there.


22 posted on 10/01/2013 1:45:55 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Steely Tom
What about saying the word “gun” or “bang” out loud?

I don't think they'd like Yu Yu Hakusho, or South Park… or both together.
;)

23 posted on 10/01/2013 1:46:07 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Antihero101607

Well, the kid had only eight other fingers so it probably was legal. But if they were all barrels then the hand gatling was definitely unacceptable!


24 posted on 10/01/2013 1:46:12 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Steely Tom
What about saying the word “gun” or “bang” out loud?

What about writing the word “gun” on a piece of paper?


Well, there's the gang exclusion. Gang members can even carry real guns to schools, and all around town everywhere.

It's those crazy law abiding citizens; they're the ones the teacher just refuses to "look away" and "not see".

Gang member ? Drug dealer ? Bad a$$ ? No problem, nod, wink.
25 posted on 10/01/2013 1:47:23 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Antihero101607
Did his assault hand have high capacity fingers?

Possibly, see the link in post 23.

26 posted on 10/01/2013 1:48:27 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

We had tommy guns, silver colored plastic hand grenades, felxible plastic bayonets on rifles and a Johnny Reb cannon for artillery.

Caps cost money, and we would pool our money and buy a box of rolls and did we have fun. Not everyone had the cap firing guns. Those that didn’t provided their own sound efforts.

We were on the honor system, becasue this was before paintguns.


27 posted on 10/01/2013 1:48:30 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Travis McGee
The goal is to raise a generation of eunuchs who will run in terror at the very mention of the word "GUN!"

That's exactly right. It sounds like administrator silliness and overreaction to us, but it's all part of a carefully developed plan for conditioning our youth, rather like slapping a toddler's hand whenever he touches a stove.
28 posted on 10/01/2013 1:48:48 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: exit82

Post 27: efforts = effects.


29 posted on 10/01/2013 1:49:42 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: lowbridge

I can’t remember firing a “hand gun” at school (that is a gun shape formed by my hand, thumb, and forefinger), but off school grounds my cap guns were blazing in and around the yard of my parents’ Nary a call to the police. This was long before 911.


30 posted on 10/01/2013 1:53:33 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: lowbridge

The only thing these people understand is power and force. The only way to get them to back up is to sue them each and every time they do some stupid crap like this.


31 posted on 10/01/2013 1:56:54 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: gaijin
Principal asked them to take off the shirts and when they did not they were sent home and then suspended.

Parents need to sue that principle for attempting to force their children to undress. Put one or two of these thought police nazis on a sexual offender list and maybe they'll back off a little.

32 posted on 10/01/2013 1:59:18 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Steely Tom

What about saying the word “gun” or “bang” out loud?

What about writing the word “gun” on a piece of paper?

That will not only get you suspended, but you will find yourself the recipient of full SWAT Team turnout.


33 posted on 10/01/2013 2:01:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Steely Tom
What about writing or saying a sentence like "He has begun"? Can I get expelled for my use of proper grammar?

What about the big "L" for Loser sign on someone's forehead (think the TV show "Glee")? That's really just a Glock pointed at the sky, isn't it? Why, from that perspective, the entire cast of "Glee" promotes gun violence.

34 posted on 10/01/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: Travis McGee
The goal is to raise a generation of eunuchs who will run in terror at the very mention of the word "GUN!"

I believe it's about inculcating the belief that "politics by other means" is the exclusive purview of the traditional military, because the powers that be have an unbreakable lock on politics by ordinary means.

There's certainly no lack of gunplay coming out of leftist Hollywood. It's not that the doyens of culture want to make everyone petrified of guns, per se; it's that they want to make guns as an instrument of political change...unimaginable.

35 posted on 10/01/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by papertyger (Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken....)
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To: pepsi_junkie
Parents need to sue that principle for attempting to force their children to undress. Put one or two of these thought police nazis on a sexual offender list and maybe they'll back off a little.

Government-run schools are evil.
36 posted on 10/01/2013 2:10:55 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: lowbridge

St. Cloud has lots of very conservatie residnets.

Sooner or later, educators will start tripping over curbs, falling down hills .......


37 posted on 10/01/2013 2:21:27 PM PDT by GladesGuru (uences)
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To: lowbridge

i graduated class of ‘84, there’s so many things it’s mind boggling.

*We had school sanctioned smoking areas on school grounds
If you ran out of cigarettes the teachers let us go into the teachers lounge to get pack from a vending machine.

* There wasn’t hardly a guy in school that didn’t have a sheath with a buck knife in it on his belt.

*we had 22 shooting practice in gym class as well as an extracurricular shooting team.

* I think the only rules were no running in the halls and no chewing gum in class.


38 posted on 10/01/2013 2:22:33 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: taxcontrol
The only thing these people understand is power and force. The only way to get them to back up is to sue them each and every time they do some stupid crap like this.

Agree. There needs to be a well funded national group that will provide aggressive legal defense in situations like this. Also, since this is war, they also need to fund investigations and exposes of the background of school officials whenever possible to make engaging in thought control stupidity very high indeed.

39 posted on 10/01/2013 2:32:35 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: lowbridge

So many stories like this indicate that there is a nationwide attempt to reprogram little boys as pliable, effeminate little sissies. Hence my utter contempt for the communist-inspired educational system. Damn them all.


40 posted on 10/01/2013 2:33:16 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: sickoflibs

It’s an organized, Pavlovian conditioning they’re doing. Demonize the gun, and terrify the kid.

My strategy: Take a kid to the range, let him shoot REAL guns safely and properly, and by the time he grows up, you’ll NEVER get it out of his hands.

I’ve done it. I’m still doing it. It works.

Every single gunny out here on FR should be doing this as well.

This is how you counter the bullsh*t mind games the liberals are playing.


41 posted on 10/01/2013 2:34:02 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: lowbridge

More parents who deserved this insanity because they were unwilling, too busy, too cheap, did not really care enough to do 1, 2 or 3 below:

1) Home School if you have the time and ability
2) Private school if you have the money
3) Non-union Charter school

Folks there really is no other option unless you are perfectly willing to let unionized teachers implement the very last items in the Communist Manifesto. They have been laying the ground work for decades and the vast majority of the country never noticed or didn’t care.

Sending your child to government school is child abuse but don’t worry, government will give you a pass on this one.


42 posted on 10/01/2013 2:34:29 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: diverteach

1984 or 1884? ;-)


43 posted on 10/01/2013 2:48:08 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

44 posted on 10/01/2013 3:27:49 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Spirochete

Governor O’ Malley & Gov wantabe ___ in Virginia will probably call for law requiring the amputation of the thumb and 1st finger of all citizens to ensure they do not make ‘gun signs’ and thus scare people and teachers.


45 posted on 10/01/2013 3:41:25 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: dblshot

Harmony Community Indoctrination Center


46 posted on 10/01/2013 3:52:15 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: lowbridge

So everyone should send their kids to “gun down” the principal with their fingers.

SHOW CONTEMPT

BE UNGOVERNABLE

Except the rest of the parents are probably a bunch of leftists.


47 posted on 10/01/2013 4:27:24 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: lowbridge

“There was nothing in his hand. He used his thumb and index finger,” Bonnie Bennett told WKMG-TV. “It was a game. He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone. No words were said.”

DON’T WHINE AND GROVEL.

TELL YOUR KID HE DID NOTHING WRONG.
IGNORE THE ASSHOLES AND KEEP DOING IT.
AND GET EVERYONE YOU CAN TO JOIN IN.

Before the lousy teachers and minions completely destroy your kid.


48 posted on 10/01/2013 4:33:16 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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