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Little Boy Expelled From School For Rolling Up A PIECE OF PAPER, Pointing It Like A Gun
The Daily Caller ^ | June 17 2014 | Eric Owens

Posted on 06/17/2014 7:15:23 AM PDT by PoloSec

Another little boy has gotten in trouble at school for having something that represents a gun but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.

This time, eight-year-old Asher Palmer rolled up a piece of paper, called it a gun and pointed it at other kids, reports the New York Post.

Officials at the special-needs school in New York City which Palmer attended then expelled him.

The school is the Lang School, a ritzy private bastion which specializes in educating students with language difficulties. Annual tuition is $51,500.

“Asher is exactly the type of student Lang is supposed to be serving,” the boy’s frustrated mother, Melina Spadone, told the Post. “Why they did this doesn’t make sense.”

The principal at Lang, Micaela Bracamonte – who insists on calling herself the “head of school” – also reportedly informed school employees that eight-year-old Asher “had a model for physically aggressive behavior in his immediate family.”

Spadone isn’t sure who that model would be, but she said she imagines Bracamonte is referring to her husband, who was an American soldier during the Gulf War.

“I find it offensive and inappropriate,” the mad mom told the Post.

Spadone explained that her son, a first grader, fashioned the rolled-up piece of paper after he talked with his father about weapons used in the military.

Asher’s teachers didn’t take the piece of paper away. Instead, they just warned him not to point the menacing piece of paper at anyone.

Eventually, of course, he pointed the piece of paper at another kid.

School officials have also claimed that he declared that he would “kill” a girl, apparently in a separate incident. Consequently, Bracamonte alleged that the little boy had a “concrete plan” for killing another student.

Spadone suggested that her eight-year-old son likely wasn’t using the word “kill” literally.

Also, like the other kids at Lang, Asher has communication problems so he might have trouble getting his point across. Specifically, has been diagnosed with ADHD and speech issues.

The angry mother said she and her husband have spent almost $120,000 for tuition and one-on-one tutoring at Lang so far – in just five months – with the understanding that he would attend the school long-term.

“We did not invest $120,000 toward Asher’s success for a five-month period,” she vented at the principal in an email obtained by the Post. “It was understood, and, in fact, contractually agreed, that Asher would be returning next year.”

But Bracamonte informed her that the “use of pretend guns on fellow students and mention of killing” was enough to warrant the boy’s expulsion.

The principal, who has refused to speak to the press, also advised home-schooling for Asher.

Spadone works at a private equity firm. She and her husband are currently in the midst of a divorce.

Another parent with a child at the school told the Post that Asher relates to other kids “just fine.”

Asher himself seemed sad about the expulsion. “I like being with my friends,” he told the newspaper.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; childexpelled; childsuspended; discipline; insanity; leftismoncampus; toygun; waronboys; zerotolerance

1 posted on 06/17/2014 7:15:23 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Rolling paper is just a gateway to biting a pop-tart into the shape of a gun.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: PoloSec

Consequently, Bracamonte alleged that the little boy had a “concrete plan” for killing another student.

death by a million paper cuts????


3 posted on 06/17/2014 7:18:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PoloSec

Good-friggin-grief.

You know when this mentality started? It started with the acceptance of “Sentencing Guidelines” in criminal cases. The Feds started it first. I remember a general shift to “all crimes ARE created equal.” No they are not. And while this is obviously no crime, the facts of every situation need to be considered. The “if you can’t do the time don’t do the crime” meme is idiotic. We certainly considered every case on it’s facts when I prosecuted.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 7:18:09 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PoloSec

The libtards have promoted themselves and ‘fellow travelers’ to the highest ranks and have now achieved critical mass that they feel they can do total indoctrination with impunity


5 posted on 06/17/2014 7:18:19 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

“Rolling paper is just a gateway to biting a pop-tart into the shape of a gun.”


LOL!


6 posted on 06/17/2014 7:19:33 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PoloSec

Sharia’crats.

Next they will remove children’s fingers, because they can be formed into gun shapes.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 7:20:53 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: MeshugeMikey

A rubber band and a paper clip is much more deadly.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 7:21:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PoloSec
The principal at Lang, Micaela Bracamonte – who insists on calling herself the “head of school”

I think the naval definition of "head" applies here.

9 posted on 06/17/2014 7:21:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
Rolling paper is just a gateway to biting a pop-tart into the shape of a gun.

And then he will see clouds that are shaped like guns.

10 posted on 06/17/2014 7:22:23 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: PoloSec

Get the deciding administrator removed for gross incompetence unto inability to care for entrusted children, on grounds of confusing a common sheet of paper & mimicking behavior (commonly seen on TV) with a deadly weapon & violent intent.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 7:26:38 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: MeshugeMikey

He’s 8! When I was 8 I was pretty sure that I could fly if I could just find the right wings!


12 posted on 06/17/2014 7:26:43 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

ep. It spread to schools in the form of “zero tolerance” which was instituted so that teachers and principals automatically deferred to a one size fits all guideline.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 7:27:03 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: PoloSec

On a very deep level, this is having the desired effect of training children to avoid anything that even remotely resembles the shape of a gun. This is how liberals work. Planning the future of the next generation that will not disarm themselves, but will never have armed in the first place.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 7:28:15 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: defconw

How the “head of school” as it called itself....could determine that this kid had plans....to kill anybody....is PREPOSTEROUS!


15 posted on 06/17/2014 7:28:21 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PoloSec

The real crime here in the eyes of liberals is that this little boy (normal in all respects) has a penis.

That’s just not acceptable in their eyes unless he’s succumbed to the notion that he’s innately self-identified transgendered or some such horsesh!t.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 7:28:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: MrB

Banning all Paper Clips and rubber bands...from gubment school buildings and grounds....might prove to be a bit of a problem..but some SLUG may demand it anyway.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 7:30:26 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Exactly, let us see this “plan”. Is it in crayon? Was it done using unacceptable colors? Aggressive colors? I remember when I was in elementary school the boys were always drawing carnage. I have yet to hear of any of them in the news.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 7:31:18 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: PoloSec

The next time this crap happens, the defendant should say they are portraying indigenous people of the Amazon performing ritualistic sustenance rituals and the say it represents the oppression of by the rain forest loggers. Case closed.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 7:32:22 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: PoloSec
The purpose of zero-tolerance is to manufacture non-black offenders because it's not fair that blacks are so violent and only have an average IQ of 85.
20 posted on 06/17/2014 7:32:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: defconw

Reds ...Magentas..Oranges.....

ALL ASSAULT COLORS!!...


21 posted on 06/17/2014 7:32:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PoloSec

Must have been a white kid.

Now that the attorney general Eric Holder’s justice department is looking for parity in punishing black kids versus white kids in the schools, lots of pseudocrimes will be attributed to white kids to get the numbers even.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/09/doj-to-schools-its-racist-to-punish-students-for-behaving-badly-texting-in-class/

http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/10/experts-slam-doj-letter-telling-schools-to-implement-race-based-punishments/


22 posted on 06/17/2014 7:36:38 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL, don’t forget gun barrel gray!


23 posted on 06/17/2014 7:37:10 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: PoloSec
What I don't get is why his parents spent over $120,000 for five months of dubious education. That kind of money should get you the highest quality private tutor available for at least a year.

At minimum, the parents should sue for refund of all tuition paid.

25 posted on 06/17/2014 7:38:01 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PoloSec

Eventually, these insane bureaucratic totalitarians are going to meet with misadventures of various kinds.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 7:38:38 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: defconw

another dangerous potentially life threatening color...INDEED


27 posted on 06/17/2014 7:42:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I think that we need to just ban Crayola. I mean how can they stay in business? They are making aggressive weapons of mass destruction and are pointed to boot! No more paper in schools either or pencils or books. Maybe we should just have all the kids strapped to a cot and they can just stare a the sky and chant to gaia all day!
28 posted on 06/17/2014 7:47:17 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: PoloSec

All of the overreactions by school administrators really have little to do with gun violence, or fear of gun violence. Clearly, paper guns cannot hurt anyone, nor can pop tart guns.
Instead, it is specifically directed to change a child’s perception of a gun as something so dangerous, it can not even be thought about. It is the demonization of anything affilated with the idea of a gun. That is why this is being specifically directed at very young children, who cannot even understand the consequences which are looming if they even think about making a paper gun. It is about teaching compliance to a single way of thinking.


29 posted on 06/17/2014 7:56:34 AM PDT by Allison_Wonderland
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To: defconw



30 posted on 06/17/2014 8:12:47 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

:)!


31 posted on 06/17/2014 8:25:19 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: PoloSec

“menacing” piece of paper. Ok now time to ban paper in schools!!!!


32 posted on 06/17/2014 9:17:40 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: PoloSec; GeronL
Maybe he too can grow up to be prezzydent!


33 posted on 06/17/2014 1:51:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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