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Lawyer files appeal for pastry gun maker
upi ^ | March. 19, 2013

Posted on 03/20/2013 5:15:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono

BALTIMORE, - An attorney for the 7-year-old Maryland boy suspended for biting his breakfast pastry into a gun shape said he is seeking to have the boy's record expunged.

Robin Ficker, the attorney hired by J.B. Welch, father of Park Elementary School student Josh Welch, said he filed an appeal Thursday with Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Kevin Maxwell to have the two-day suspension from March 1 expunged from the 7-year-old's record, The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday.

Ficker said keeping the suspension on the boy's record could hurt him later in school.

"Who knows what doubt he's not going to be given the benefit of later?" Ficker asked.

Bob Mosier, a spokesman for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, said the appeal is being reviewed.

"Park Elementary has taken the worst possible interpretation of Joshua's actions," Ficker wrote in the appeal. "The chewed cereal bar looked no more like a gun than the puzzle pieces of the states of Idaho, Oklahoma, or Florida. ... There is no evidence that any other student was frightened by the pastry."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; pastrygun; secondamendment

1 posted on 03/20/2013 5:15:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

The whole episode reeks of fatcat bureacratic idiocy. Can you imagine how many kids would have been rounded up for playing cops and robbers just a few decades back?


2 posted on 03/20/2013 5:20:15 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: JoeProBono

...the teacher should be suspended for creating a panic situation in a school


3 posted on 03/20/2013 5:22:39 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JoeProBono
The face of a terrorist if I ever saw one.

I know how this works.

First he makes a gun out of a pastry then he loads it with a jellybean bullet.

Teacher's dead.

Lucky they were able to stop this diabolical genius.

4 posted on 03/20/2013 5:25:14 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: JoeProBono

Sue the bastards.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 5:25:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: JoeProBono

“Bob Mosier, a spokesman for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, said the appeal is being reviewed.”

What’s to review? How long is that supposed to take? The longer this goes on, the dumber the clowns who perpetrated this look. If the father has to drag them into court, they’ll be subjected to more ridicule.

I will admit the kid looks a little shifty-eyed/s.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 5:30:36 AM PDT by goldi
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To: IMR 4350

7 posted on 03/20/2013 5:31:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Looks like a gun

So does this

And this looks like a pop tart gun


8 posted on 03/20/2013 5:31:49 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: JoeProBono
Just reading this story a year ago would have been laughable like it was from the Onion or some other satire piece. The idea a lawyer has to come on to try to expunge a kids record for chewing into a pop tart is insane.

What's next a kid getting expelled for having a monkey animal cracker that someone deems racist for having an uncanny likeness to a certain someone in the WH?

9 posted on 03/20/2013 5:32:40 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: JoeProBono

The country is lost. Not worth saving any more.
When a child is harassed like this for an innocent action, we are lost. No hope at all for redemption. Why bother trying any more? We can defeat 0’s party in the next election but this crap will continue.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 5:43:16 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism comes from an incurable mental illness.)
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To: JoeProBono
this is so STUPID when any object can be used to kill if a person has no morals or is a physco.

Boys are always going to be boys.

It will be 24 years this April 11th and the pain is still in my heart.

My son was 16, had the mental make up of a 12 year old, developmentally delayed in other words, he was AMBUSHED, and BEATHEN TO DEATH WITH A FENCE POST, by a SOCIOPATH! who wanted the thrill to see what it felt like to kill some one.

Had to fight the first parole hearing just 10 months after it took 2 years to get a lousy 20 year plea bargain from 1st degree down to 2nd degree, then fought 5 more, kept the sociopath in prison until he 'maxed out his bad...er 'good' behavior time in prison. Yeah, he was not a model prisoner. Where is the call for a Fence Post ban?

It is also the reason I CCW, the turd made threats to kill any one who testified against him, who would he target more the one who forced the system to work or no one who had to testify because there was not a trial?

11 posted on 03/20/2013 5:43:56 AM PDT by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: GailA

I am truly sorry for your loss.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 5:49:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
"Who knows what doubt he's not going to be given the benefit of later?" Ficker asked.

What a garble.

13 posted on 03/20/2013 5:49:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Another Catholic Pope! It must be some kind of conspiracy!" ~Homer_J_Simpson)
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To: Tax-chick

;-{)


14 posted on 03/20/2013 5:51:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Doogle
"...the teacher should be suspended for creating a panic situation in a school"

No .. the teacher should be sent away to a re-programming school, sat in one of those memory/mind sweeper thingies and given the equivelent of a labotomy.

Field trip to the frontal lobes

15 posted on 03/20/2013 5:51:39 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: GailA

I’m sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine the pain of losing a boy to such senselessness.


16 posted on 03/20/2013 5:52:57 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: JoeProBono

You scareded me!


17 posted on 03/20/2013 5:55:07 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: I want the USA back
The country is not lost.

The people have been terrorized and cowered into apathetic inactivity.

I was born in 1948 and the only time I can remember being induced from an outside source to be a patriot was when it was time to enlist in 1965.

Those next three years were an overload of messages to my young middle class brain.

Post military was a mishmash of hell no we won't go and my country right or wrong ...

Drugs, alcohol, sex and rock and roll satisfied for more than a few years until I met Jesus in 1981.

My journey into spiritual maturity encompassed all aspects of being alive, a man and an American.

The lines were intentionally clouded to/for me until now I see more clearly ...

I can only hope I say and be things that will help younger people be a lot more alert and active in BEing American.

18 posted on 03/20/2013 6:01:03 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: IMR 4350

19 posted on 03/20/2013 6:02:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

What keeps getting lost is the boy said he bit the Poptart into the shape of a mountain. It was the teacher that said it was gun.


20 posted on 03/20/2013 6:17:02 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s times like this that I wish I had gone into law.

I’d pursue that principal and superintendent and make sure that they would be pennyless in the near future.

And then I would rejoice when they decide to end it all and commit Obama-kari.

We really, really do need a “two minutes of hate” each day for liberals.

Hate, hate, hate.......


21 posted on 03/20/2013 6:19:58 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: GailA

your voice is important ... thank you for sharing.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 6:22:39 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: JoeProBono

In the spirit of compromise...
Expunge the boy’s record but make him register as a gun manufacturer.


23 posted on 03/20/2013 6:25:40 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Sue the bastards.

Once in a great while, nothing gets the job done better than an assault lawyer.

24 posted on 03/20/2013 6:30:24 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: JoeProBono
Pastry gun maker?

Bloomberg is going after them next.

25 posted on 03/20/2013 6:58:01 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Fido969

26 posted on 03/20/2013 7:02:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Looks more like that stealth bomber the B2 - now that should have driven that teacher insane. Imagine, a plane with bombs!!!


27 posted on 03/20/2013 7:12:42 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: JoeProBono
Gun Shaped Cloud

28 posted on 03/20/2013 7:14:27 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Standing Wolf

Unfortunately, if the school employees lose, the school district’s tax payers will cover the cost.


29 posted on 03/20/2013 7:21:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: JoeProBono

He sure looks a little like Jessie James, and could be very dangerous, i do not ordinarily believe in lynch mobs but there is a limit to what should be allowed.

Lynch him, lynch him.

Seriously, how could any one admit that they had a part in making our country so over all stupid as to take something like a toy of any kind serious, much less a pastry.

I was not exposed to such nonsense when i was a kid but as time went by i learned that all was not well in this nation,

It appears that this child is learning it at a much younger age.

I believe even a socialist who read the thread would hang their head in shame knowing they had something to do with this ( if they were honest ).

Honestly, i am not familiar with hate, as God teaches love and not hate but when you socialists out there expose a child who believes he was born in a free nation to this kind of treatment it brings out the hate in me.

We do not have enough holidays, lets have a socialist holiday, called socialist suicide day, i promise i will take the day off to watch.


30 posted on 03/20/2013 7:27:28 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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31 posted on 03/20/2013 7:53:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I bet if little Mohamed made his pop tart into the shape of a box cutter or suicide belt or talked about how he wanted to be martyred killing Jews and infidels the school would have reacted far differently.


32 posted on 03/20/2013 8:53:54 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: JoeProBono
 photo FloridaGunSchoolBan_zps0863857f.jpg BREAKING NEWS: This just in. All Florida public school students have been suspended indefinitely from attending classes by liberal school administrators because they have determined that the map of the State of Florida "looks" like a gun. School authorities have not yet announced when the kids can return to classes. Until the threat of the shape of the state and the resulting potential gun violence can be eliminated, they did, however, announce that all geography classes would be permanently banned in the future because of this "gun safety" issue over the shape of the state. All school teachers and administrators are being paid full salaries and benefits, as they look for solutions to this potentially dangerous threat to the safety to their students. Transferring all students to schools in Georgia has been suggested as an alternative, to avoid the potential for gun violence in gun-shaped Florida. Meanwhile, Florida students lounge at home at taxpayer expense, some even eating pastries into the shape of.....OMG!....guns!
33 posted on 03/20/2013 9:14:51 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: JoeProBono

When I was in junior high school, I rode the last run of the day for that bus service. They’d stop on the way and fuel up at the corner gas station and we kids could get off the bus if we wanted. Once in a while I’d go in to the gas station and buy a 50-round box of .22 ammo if I could scratch up the money.

This was in Massachusetts. A long time ago... Oh, my, how things have changed.


34 posted on 03/20/2013 2:26:12 PM PDT by Peet (Notice: Due to the high price of ammo, there will be NO warning shots.)
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35 posted on 03/20/2013 4:17:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Yep, that will be next.


36 posted on 03/20/2013 4:43:28 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: I want the USA back

The country is lost. Not worth saving any more.


I think you are right, it did not start with Obama and it will not end when he is gone. the majority of the people do not want to take any responsibility for them selves.


37 posted on 03/20/2013 5:02:27 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’ve had nearly 24 years to endure the loss, it slightly fades but always colors your world, my solace is in Heaven when I will see him again along with other Loved Ones called Home already.


38 posted on 03/21/2013 9:38:12 AM PDT by GailA ( those who do not keep promises to the Military, won't keep them to U)
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To: Doogle

“the teacher should be suspended for creating a panic situation in a school”

I think the teacher should be ARRESTED AND CHARGED for creating a TERRORISTIC situation in a school.


39 posted on 03/21/2013 9:43:22 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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