Skip to comments.Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School
Posted on 11/25/2010 10:45:09 AM PST by Clint Williams
"According to UPI: 'A Massachusetts school district superintendent said a memo banning sixth graders from carrying pencils was written without district approval. North Brookfield School District interim Superintendent Gordon Noseworthy said Wendy Scott, one of two sixth-grade teachers at North Brookfield Elementary School, did not get approval from administrators before sending the memo to all sixth-grade parents, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported Thursday. The memo said students would no longer be allowed to bring writing implements to school. It said pencils would be provided for students in class and any students caught with pencils or pens after Nov. 15 would face disciplinary action for having materials 'to build weapons.'"
No pencils... wow.
Oh key-rist. . .another object for TSA to ban. . .for “safety.”
Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School to Prevent Mobile Classrooms from Being Hijacked
Meanwhile the same teacher pobably hands out the condoms
Whom God would destroy, He first makes mad.
The entire world has gone insane. The planet Earth is now a "loony bin".
In other news, any teacher or administrator caught in possession of a working brain will be prosecuted for theft, since it obviously belongs to someone else.
But what about paper cuts?
So I guess that “for safety” we will only be able to use crayons from now on?
Here we go again!
Yes I used this weapon to stab a fellow student who would not keep his hands off my desk. This was probably l954, or 55. Wish they would do something about these weapons before someone gets killed.
You can have my pencil when you pry it out of my cold, dead.....never mind.
Sounds like that district needs a prison, not a public learning facility.
Apparently the teacher who sent this out jumped the gun and it was just a proposal.
You know what is funny? My wife couln’t take cuticle scizzors on an airplane but we were allowed to board the same plane with her 10 inch aluminum knitting needles.
Idioticy. H’mmm, I wonder if he’ll authorize quill pens? Whoops, nope, I remembered one needs to have a knife to make the point on the end of the quill. And we can’t have knives in school.
What about banning feet and hands? A person can be kicked to death by another person’s feet. Hands can be used to choke a person to death. I guess the superintendent will ban children from bringing their hands and feet to school next.
Not to give anybody ideas, but a pencil or pen can most definitely be a deadly weapon.
Place pencil over the subject’s eye, hit the eraser really hard with the heel of your hand or some heavy object.
It’s what I was going to try if hijacked after 9/11.
Only challenge is that your subject is not likely to hold still while you get set up. :)
I was wondering what the racial make-up of the school is?
They won’t be allowed to bring knives and guns to school, either. Those will also be provided to those who want them.
Is the TSA running public schools now?
Paper cuts are nothing.
No kid of mine will EVER tread the floors of public academia until ALL doors are removed.
No kid of mine is going to get their fingers slammed!
You know what Helen Keller’s favorite color was?
The reason that so many people have so much stupidity is BECAUSE IT’S FREE.
I think their real fear is that some kid might draw a picture of a gun.
Someone heard her say it was "uhggg".
Why on Earth would anyone want to "get used to it"? I want to take it back, and reintroduce common sense, morality, courtesy, decency, sanity, entrepreneurial spirit, love of country, and creative problem solving, in no particular order. Let's get busy...we have a lot of work to do!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Are they going to sweep the school grounds and all surrounding areas (five mile radius? ten miles?) to clear all rocks, stones and other dangerous objects from the reach of “the children”?
The government schools there are a reflection of the populace. Let them all do whatever the hell they want with their homocentric agenda and their dangerous and irrational political correctness. Who cares? Normal humans will get out of that place and find somewhere decent to raise a family.
Personally, I think it’s a good idea to have an east coast version of San Fransicko to serve as a magnet for society’s sodomites, goofballs, and parasites. ... Keeps them all concentrated in one area and away from normal society and my kids.
Some radio “update” mentioned OSHA was going after law offices because some intern got a paper cut.
Hm? Weapons? Such as “shanks”?
Collectivist government schools are prisons. Let's just be frank and use the word that fits: PRISON.
Maybe they could alleviate the pencil and paper problem by giving kids switchblades and k-bars to carve their notes on the newly-removed doors? That should work...
Liberals are getting ridiculous... now pencils are weapons? They’ll have to ban keys next - sharp, pointy objects that can blind and maim.
Writing implements as weapons. I said this was coming, but considered it to be absurdly unlikely. Well, I was wrong. So what’s next? Nothing can be too absurd.
This is why I am single/no kids. Now the temptation would be too great to scream in the school administrator’s face “STUPID ****ING IDIOT”. It’s all namby pamby land.
Oh great! Schools as penitentiaries..
All in-class homework or figuring will have to be done on
To be fair, I believe most of these asinine "zero tolerance" policies have been enacted out of fear of lawsuits. You can bet the school would find themselves on the defensive should a kid get stabbed in the eye with a sharpened pencil.
Fear of litigation, job loss and budget-breaking settlements has taken the practice of "erring on the side of caution" to absurd levels.
Or even thinking the word “gun” would get the kid in trouble.
Some of this political correctness crap started showing up in schools and college campuses in the seventies. It created a stifling environment where I always felt that I was in a minefield, and some idjit would get offended at the slightest word. Even showing some measure of intelligence or initiative was extremely risky.
No. Helen Keller’s favorite color is: CORDUROY !
The pen is mightier than the sword. Now pencils
are weapons. Next up...book bans. Bringing
material into class that doesn’t preach the
socialist agenda will be a crime.
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