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Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban
The Associated Press ^ | June 17, 2010 | MICHELLE R. SMITH

Posted on 06/17/2010 12:16:53 PM PDT by Christus_Rex

Christan Morales says her son just wanted to honor American troops when he made a hat decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.

But the hat ran afoul of the district's no-weapons policy because the toy soldiers were carrying tiny weapons.

"His teacher called and said it wasn't appropriate because it had guns," Morales said.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Local News; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: boys; democrats; education; gun; liberalfascism; patriotism; school; toyguns; toys; wartoys; zerotolerance
This is outrageous! I salute this fine young boy who was trying to honor our wonderful troops. Instead of punishing him this moronic principal should be commending the boy! Disgusting!
1 posted on 06/17/2010 12:16:53 PM PDT by Christus_Rex
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To: Christus_Rex

The only way to fix this is to vote out all of the existing school board and start over with people that have some freaking brains.


2 posted on 06/17/2010 12:19:05 PM PDT by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: jdsteel
The only way to fix this is to vote out all of the existing school board and start over with people that have some freaking brains.

For that to work you'd have to voters with brains, and the elections over the past few years have shown that to be false.

3 posted on 06/17/2010 12:20:44 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Christus_Rex

The education system in this country is pure poison.


4 posted on 06/17/2010 12:20:53 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1

That’s why it is impertive that people remove their children from such irredeemably corrupt and godless institutions. They cannot be fixed, only destroyed. They are mindkillers.


5 posted on 06/17/2010 12:23:58 PM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Christus_Rex

the lunatics are in the halls


6 posted on 06/17/2010 12:25:31 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Christus_Rex
Superintendent Kenneth R. Di Pietro said the principal told the family that the hat would be fine if David replaced the Army men holding weapons with ones that didn't have any.

"The issue for us was, can it be done in a way that didn't violate the zero-tolerance for weapons?"

If a tiny replica of a military weapon violates your "zero-tolerance for weapons" policy, then you need to fire everybody involved in the writing of the policy and get new writers to come up with a policy that actually encourages learning and education. Based on the Superintendant's assertion that the tiny toy soldiers with weapons caused a violation of the policy, then a model of a B24 or B25 or B27 of P51 or F47 that might be used in teaching about WWII would violate the policy. Or for that matter a battlefield replica with tiny figures to illustrate a revolutionary war battle or a civil war battle or even Custer's Last Stand would be a violation of the policy. Obviously, the board and the superintendant are TOO DAMN STUPID to be entrusted with the education of pets, let alone children.
7 posted on 06/17/2010 12:26:13 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Christus_Rex

The teacher who ratted the kid out is obviously mentally ill and should not be permitted to work near children.


8 posted on 06/17/2010 12:26:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: from occupied ga

It’s easier than you might think to get conservatives on school boards. Once they get there, it’s harder than you can ever imagine to change things for the better.


9 posted on 06/17/2010 12:27:24 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Christus_Rex
because the toy soldiers were carrying tiny weapons.
Looks to me like the teachers are carrying tiny brains.
10 posted on 06/17/2010 12:28:29 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Christus_Rex

Yet another drooling, moronic educrat. We need to rid the system of them once and for all.


11 posted on 06/17/2010 12:32:55 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Christus_Rex

Can we shoot the teacher and administration that allowed this? Idiocy like this SHOULD be terminal.

I mean, seriously? A toy soldier with a gun!? *gasp*
What’s next? A police officer with a gun?
The next thing you know they might think that hunters might have guns, and from there it’s only a slippery slope until EVERYONE has guns!!
...AND THEN THERE WILL BE RIVERS OF BLOOD IN THE STREETS!
[/sarc]


12 posted on 06/17/2010 12:32:58 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: Christus_Rex

More liberal yankee crappity crap.

If I was the governor of SC I would put a ban on any more yankees moving to our clinging by Bibles, guns and the skin of our teeth Red State!


13 posted on 06/17/2010 12:34:10 PM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: Christus_Rex

I wonder if any of their history books have pictures of Washington Crossing the Delaware or Washington at Valley Forge (probably not, he is praying).


14 posted on 06/17/2010 12:35:31 PM PDT by wfu_deacons
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To: Christus_Rex

Hypothesis: Ed college grads occupy bottom of intelligence curve.


15 posted on 06/17/2010 12:37:39 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: Christus_Rex

Had these people been in charge when I was in elementary school I would have spent the rest of my life in a gulag.


16 posted on 06/17/2010 12:38:37 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MediaMole
It’s easier than you might think to get conservatives on school boards. Once they get there, it’s harder than you can ever imagine to change things for the better.

Here's some proof of that.

This took place about five years ago - the school board voted a policy that simply allowed discussion of alternate theories of the origins of life. It passed, but created a crap storm that you wouldn't believe. It appears that is has since been rescinded.

17 posted on 06/17/2010 12:42:10 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: Christus_Rex

Home school. Private school.

And target every school board member at the next election, specifically on this issue. Run yourself a slate.


18 posted on 06/17/2010 12:47:45 PM PDT by Persevero (Replace Howard Dean with Alvin Greene!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“the lunatics are in the halls”

Hey! Teacher! Leave those kids alone!


19 posted on 06/17/2010 12:48:17 PM PDT by Persevero (Replace Howard Dean with Alvin Greene!)
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To: Christus_Rex

I would start going through every school book and lodging a formal complaint if guns were pictured until the teacher/school/district backed down and issued an apology.


20 posted on 06/17/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Christus_Rex

Hey, Ms. Morales, your kid is 8 years old. Prepare to put up with this zero tolerance crap until he is 18 years old or you’re smart enough to remove him from the care of these pathetic idiots.


21 posted on 06/17/2010 12:54:05 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Christus_Rex

Hey, Ms. Morales, your kid is 8 years old. Prepare to put up with this zero tolerance crap until he is 18 years old or you’re smart enough to remove him from the care of these pathetic idiots.


22 posted on 06/17/2010 12:56:12 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Christus_Rex

And we wonder why our country is losing its competitive edge.


23 posted on 06/17/2010 1:00:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Christus_Rex

Part of the plan to “woosify” American boys.


24 posted on 06/17/2010 1:05:24 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Christus_Rex

If you click on the keyword “zerotolerance,” you will find links to hundreds of similar cases from just about every state in the Union, and from urban, suburban, and rural schools alike. Why are so many of our nation’s educators so lacking in common sense?


25 posted on 06/17/2010 1:18:29 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Christus_Rex

Man, I hope there aren’t any photos in the history books that include weapons. Someone might get killed, you know.


26 posted on 06/17/2010 1:27:28 PM PDT by teenyelliott (www.thewaterrock.com)
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To: Persevero

One of the many reasons we homeschool. The school boards find it easier to make and enforce “zero tolerance policies” than to make individual judgment calls. No wonder they can’t teach kids to make informed judgment calls either. Don’t learn to think for yourself. Just fill out this multiple choice test.


27 posted on 06/17/2010 1:38:47 PM PDT by Sunbunny
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To: Christus_Rex

If I got that call from my kid’s teacher, I would have broken out in fits of hysterical laughter and handed the phone to my wife to deal with.


28 posted on 06/17/2010 1:39:40 PM PDT by CygnusTheSwan ("Me fail English? That's unpossible" - Ralph Wiggum)
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To: Christus_Rex

Flipping retards. This Country was built by the hands of people who loved and used guns. Idiotic liberals. Idiotic liberals. Idiotic liberals.


29 posted on 06/17/2010 1:43:36 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: Christus_Rex

“U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?” -Zell Miller


30 posted on 06/17/2010 2:22:05 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: pfflier

“Part of the plan to “woosify” American boys.”

You should read, “Wild at Heart” by John Eldridge. I’m about half way through and it is amazingly spot on regarding this issue.


31 posted on 06/17/2010 2:25:44 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: cowboyway
Yeah, those damn yankees are at fault! Cuz everyone south of the Mason-Dixon is a conservative!

Yep, the problem isn`t ideology, it`s regionalism! It`s not like Conservatives like Ronald Reagan would be from the north! lol

32 posted on 06/17/2010 3:19:08 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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To: vpintheak
This Country was built by the hands of people who loved and used guns.

Not only this, but they told him he could wear his hat if he glued Army men on there that were not holding weapons. HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED WITH ARMY MEN YOU DOLTS? I have. They are all holding weapons, except maybe the dead guys.

33 posted on 06/17/2010 7:41:01 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: Christus_Rex

I wonder if there are any pictures of weapons in the school library.


34 posted on 06/17/2010 8:28:10 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: MediaMole
It’s easier than you might think to get conservatives on school boards. Once they get there, it’s harder than you can ever imagine to change things for the better.

You are certainly making a lot of unwarranted assumptions about me.

35 posted on 06/18/2010 3:49:45 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Friqdiculous!


36 posted on 06/18/2010 11:09:14 AM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: Persevero
Hey! Teacher! Leave those kids alone!

Touche!

37 posted on 06/18/2010 2:30:19 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (trust no one under thirty.)
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To: Darkwolf377
All the major proponents of gun control are in the north east.

The most liberal politicians come from the north east.

It should be easy enough to figure out, even for a mental midget like you, that it's the damn yankees with their north east liberalism/socialism/communism that's ruining the country.

So, yes, it's regionalism because your POS region of the country is ruining the rest of us:


38 posted on 06/19/2010 7:10:09 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: cowboyway

Marxists are created by the public school system...


39 posted on 06/19/2010 7:12:25 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Hey - stop with those pesky facts!

Shame so many here have such a propensity to eat their own; they don't have the foresight to realize they won't like the taste of what's left when they're done

40 posted on 06/19/2010 7:13:00 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: who knows what evil?

Controlled by the NEA which is strongest where? I’ll give you two guesses and one ain’t the South.


41 posted on 06/19/2010 7:27:20 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: cowboyway
I’ll give you two guesses and one ain’t the South.

Believe me...I'm clear on that...liberals/marxists/progressives are a spreading cancer. They move south because they have fouled their own nests in the blue states; then continue to pursue their failed ideology by voting democrat over and over.

They are destroying America.

42 posted on 06/19/2010 7:31:32 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Look at the map I posted: Virginia, NC and Florida are now blue states and all because of the migration of the vermin from the northeast.

A good friend of mine in NC voted for Oblowme because she married some migrant POS from New Hampshire and he’s corrupted her with his ‘progressive’ ideology.


43 posted on 06/19/2010 7:57:22 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: cowboyway
New Hampshire is a 'progressive' state...wonder why he left? Didn't like paying the crippling property taxes?

Go figure.

44 posted on 06/19/2010 8:25:12 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Darkwolf377

and continuing on reading today, I learned that regionalism actually spreads from region to region (maybe forming some Pangea-like super region eventually?) , not ideology - that was fascinating! ;)


45 posted on 06/19/2010 4:03:24 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: cowboyway
All the major proponents of gun control are in the north east. The most liberal politicians come from the north east. It should be easy enough to figure out, even for a mental midget like you, that it's the damn yankees with their north east liberalism/socialism/communism that's ruining the country. So, yes, it's regionalism because your POS region of the country is ruining the rest of us:

Wow.

It's not that bigotted morons don't exist; it's just that usually they're not so openly boastful of how stick stone stupid they are in their ignorance.

You really believe that everyone in a red state is awesome and pure, and everyone in a blue state is whatever.

You completely swallow the mainstream media's "red state/blue state" crap, which only divides us, and yet you talk about "northeast socialism/communism" as if the basis for such ideas is...the ground one stands on?

It's obvious you're full of hate and can't think beyond what the mdeia want you to think, but it's funny how you can't even answer my initial point about that great southerner Ronald Reagan.

It's so sad to see simple-mindedness in action. So many of us here talk about folks who are anti-American, but what they really mean are afraid of is anyone who isn't 100% like themselves.

I feel bad for you. Must be tough being you, and I don't say that with the hatred you obviously have--"POS" (classy!).

The most liberal politicians come from the north east.

One can only stare in awe at such stupidity.

46 posted on 06/19/2010 8:26:03 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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To: cowboyway
mdeia = media

Wouldn't want you to think a typing mistake is a secret message to the aliens living in your head.

47 posted on 06/19/2010 8:29:51 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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