Skip to comments.Mom says school overreacted to Lego gun
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.
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,
Looks like even the elementary-school crowd has found that “SWATting” is fun.
My kids letter would have read:
Dear traumatized student, bus driver and principal,
Get a life.
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.
Who is teaching these kids to be traumatized?
The kid shouting he has a gun, referring to a toy, should be in counseling.
Exactly. In the face, do-what-we-say bureaucratic leftist FAIL.
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’.
Any reaction to a Lego gun is an overreaction.
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.
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.
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!
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 ?
“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.
No, he's just a typical troublemaker.
Those kids were “traumatized” the instant they were born in Massachusetts.
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....
Assault weapon! Assault weapon!
(If he puts it down and you step on it, you could fall and break your neck ;-)
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.
“She said he caused quite a disturbance on the bus and that the children were traumatized,” Crane said.
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.