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Mom says school overreacted to Lego gun
upi ^ | May 29, 2013

Posted on 05/30/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono

PALMER, Mass., - A Massachusetts woman said officials at her son's school have backed off plans to discipline the kindergartener for bringing a Lego gun on the school bus.

Mieke Crane said she was initially told her son would have to write a letter of apology to the school bus driver, serve detention Tuesday and face suspension from the school bus for bringing the Lego gun -- which is slightly larger than a quarter -- on the bus to Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Palmer Friday morning, WGGB-TV, Springfield, Mass., reported Wednesday.

"I think they overreacted totally. I totally do," Crane said.

She said another student yelled to the driver that the boy had a gun.

"She said he caused quite a disturbance on the bus and that the children were traumatized," Crane said.

Crane and the other child's mother, who did not want to be identified, said they believe the school is sending the wrong message with the punishment.

The principal of the school declined to speak with WGGB-TV, but Crane said she has since spoken to the official and her son will not be punished.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education
KEYWORDS: banglist; boys; discipline; guncontrol; lego; legogun; secondamendment; zerotolerance

1 posted on 05/30/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Zero tolerance is not about making the kids safer. It is about conditioning the people to blindly accept rules even when they make no sense,


2 posted on 05/30/2013 6:34:03 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: JoeProBono
We've got a bunch of bed-wetting, blithering idiots running our "schools".
3 posted on 05/30/2013 6:35:28 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like even the elementary-school crowd has found that “SWATting” is fun.


4 posted on 05/30/2013 6:35:32 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

My kids letter would have read:

Dear traumatized student, bus driver and principal,

Get a life.

Sincerely,

Philo’s Kid


5 posted on 05/30/2013 6:37:22 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: JoeProBono

I had the fellow who owned the gun write the letter. I have transcribed it here so you can see it “.” You’ll need a pretty strong microscrope to read it however.


6 posted on 05/30/2013 6:37:47 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: JoeProBono

Who is teaching these kids to be traumatized?

The kid shouting he has a gun, referring to a toy, should be in counseling.


7 posted on 05/30/2013 6:40:14 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Exactly. In the face, do-what-we-say bureaucratic leftist FAIL.


8 posted on 05/30/2013 6:40:48 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The lady should still pull her kid out of that school ~ the fact the administrators even considered a punishment tells us they are STARK RAVING MAD and not to be trusted near chillun’.


9 posted on 05/30/2013 6:42:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JoeProBono

Any reaction to a Lego gun is an overreaction.


10 posted on 05/30/2013 6:42:51 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: JoeProBono

This is the massive brainwashing Eric Holder called for. When these kids grow up and go to vote they won’t vote pro RKBA. Also they won’t fight an insurgency.


11 posted on 05/30/2013 6:46:24 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Tax-chick

12 posted on 05/30/2013 6:54:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I know myself and would have gone to this school, beat the shiite out of everyone involved, grabbed the little shiitehead who yelled he has a gun and rubbed his nose in dog doo-doo.


13 posted on 05/30/2013 6:57:44 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: JoeProBono

How about this guy in the fascist city of New York? Selling lighters that resemble 2 inch guns so he is fined $60,000 bucks!

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/smoking_gun_nets_fine_mULOkpw09uyrCdvzFwsFqL


14 posted on 05/30/2013 7:01:19 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: JoeProBono

I wonder if you flipped the quarter over would it be a Ma. state quarter with the image of a “Minute Man” holding a rifle ?


15 posted on 05/30/2013 7:08:18 AM PDT by lonerepubinma
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Zero tolerance is not about making the kids safer. It is about conditioning the people to blindly accept rules even when they make no sense,”

How true. We should all be aware of what the purpose of blind acceptance of “rules” is intended to result in. Today, as I write, merely making the above statement risks drawing the attention of the State. Exercising one’s 1st amendment right using the “wrong words” now draws the very real possibility of being looked upon and treated as an enemy of the State.


16 posted on 05/30/2013 7:08:46 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: JoeProBono
Mom says school overreacted to Lego gun

Ya think?

17 posted on 05/30/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: School of Rational Thought
The kid shouting he has a gun, referring to a toy, should be in counseling.

No, he's just a typical troublemaker.

18 posted on 05/30/2013 7:58:43 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: JoeProBono

Those kids were “traumatized” the instant they were born in Massachusetts.


19 posted on 05/30/2013 8:09:57 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

20 posted on 05/30/2013 8:17:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
"The children were traumatized."

Over a toy Lego gun? The bus driver should never be allowed to drive a bus again (overreacted idiot) and the principal should write an apology letter to the parents of this child. This is beyond stupid....

21 posted on 05/30/2013 9:47:03 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: JoeProBono

Assault weapon! Assault weapon!

(If he puts it down and you step on it, you could fall and break your neck ;-)


22 posted on 05/30/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf; Bloody Sam Roberts

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23 posted on 05/30/2013 9:48:48 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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24 posted on 05/30/2013 10:18:58 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Gerish

25 posted on 05/30/2013 10:42:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts
I've seen it. All I can do is shake my head.

With this latest instance it becomes glaringly obvious that these school administrator's policies towards all things "gun" has nothing to do with the safety or the delicate sensibilities of the children in their charge. It has everything to do with indoctrinating and teaching the children...as young as possible...that guns are evil, guns are bad and if they think otherwise they will be ground under the boot heel of Fascism.

26 posted on 05/30/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: JoeProBono
Send him to school with one of these:


27 posted on 05/30/2013 11:06:58 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Here in Canada, Ontario actually, the police went to visit a father whose son drew a picture of a gun in kindergarten. They were concerned that he may have unlicensed fire arms in his home. Which he didn’t. The man never had a gun in his life. But what other conclusion can you come to when a young boy draws a picture of a gun? (sarc)
28 posted on 05/30/2013 11:32:41 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: JoeProBono

“She said he caused quite a disturbance on the bus and that the children were traumatized,” Crane said.


Marxist brain washing techniques will tramatize children. They are drilled to be afraid of guns - play or real and irrationally freaked out in anti-gun fear when they saw a lego gun the size of a quarter.

Instilling irrational fear in children and adults, so that they fearfully obey radical state dictates, is how fascists and communists have always operated for power. They should be giving the kid who ratted out a lego gun a hard time for being an idiot. Hate (diversity racism) and fear is what liberals use in service to unconstitutional, centralized power.


29 posted on 05/30/2013 12:00:48 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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