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N.J. 7th-grader suspended, drug tested for twirling pencil: reports
Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 06/26/2014 12:22:51 PM PDT by Bon of Babble

A 13-year-old New Jersey boy was suspended from school Thursday for twirling his pencil around in math class and making another student uncomfortable.

Ethan Chaplin, a 7th-grader at Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon Township, was twirling around a pencil with a pen cap on it when a student behind him yelled, “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie!” a local news station reported.

The school suspended Ethan and ordered him to undergo a physical and psychological evaluation, his father, Michael Chaplin, told the station.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: nj; swatting; wod
Do you need another reason to homeschool??

And people think I make this stuff up!!


1 posted on 06/26/2014 12:22:51 PM PDT by Bon of Babble
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To: Bon of Babble

I’d be serving a 100 consecutive life terms in juvie. We pointed cap guns and said bang, bang you’re dead.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 12:26:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Bon of Babble

Well can you blame them? The fascists demand total and utmost concentration during the childrens indoctrination into Marxism.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 12:27:01 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Jim Robinson

My cousins and I chased each other around with cap guns and squirt guns. We’d have all been tossed in the pokey - all 14 of us.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 12:28:12 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: Bon of Babble

I support zero tolerance for pencil twirling.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 12:28:45 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Bon of Babble
I like what the bottom says "with original E street drummer Vini Lopez"...What happened? Did Bruce fire him because he didn't promote Marxist ideals while making a fortune from Capitalism?


6 posted on 06/26/2014 12:29:40 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Bon of Babble
Cap and squirt guns? I've still got a BB in my leg put there by the snot nosed neighbor kid who is now mayor.
8 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:07 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hoercraft accident.)
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To: Bon of Babble

“school policy requires an investigation when anyone in the school feels uncomfortable or threatened by another student.”

Being in a fascist indoctrination centre, where vengeful “sensitive” fellow inmates have the power to make my life miserable, would make me feel uncomfortable. All day, every day.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:26 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Bon of Babble

Sue the school.

Sue the school.

SUE THE SCHOOL!


10 posted on 06/26/2014 12:40:38 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Jim Robinson

GMTA - had a very similar thought upon reading the title.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 12:41:27 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: F15Eagle

I think the percentage is higher than 50%. I vote for the abolishment of the Department of Ed, followed by more local control, and also repeal of these outlandish laws and policies on the books. All of this madness is getting in the way of quality education.

With a good attorney, this kid should own the school after this and maybe the town for hiring the administration and school board. IQ tests need to be published for the teacher, members of the administration and school board NOW.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 12:42:44 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: All

We used to pack gravel around a cherry bomb with aluminum foil, light it and throw it at the “enemy” when we played “Army” back in the late fifties......


13 posted on 06/26/2014 12:42:57 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: CrazyIvan

I wasn’t allowed to play with the bow and arrows b/c it was only for the boys for some reason.

My cousin had his eye put out by an arrow shot by another kid while they were chasing each other around.

He’s a good sport and we laugh every time we hear that line from Christmas Story: “You’ll Put Your Eye Out!!”

Because that is exactly what happened to him.

I got the one and only “D” I ever received in archery in the 10th grade — I couldn’t hit the bale of hay for the life of me. I am left handed and I don’t think the teacher knew how to show me to hold the bow.

Imagine we had archery back in the “bad old days!!”


14 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: Boonie

In grade school I was sent to the principal’s office because I connected with a kickball and it went through a school window. The teacher who sent me there set up the kick ball diamond in such a way that all balls were heading toward the school. The principal thought the teacher was nuts (my words) for sending me to the office. Now that’s the kind of administrators we need. COMMON SENSE.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:30 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: Boonie

My elderly uncle said he remembers when kids could buy M-80s for the 4th of July.

He had a stash of them he’d saved and exploded one each year for decades.

It was great...


16 posted on 06/26/2014 12:49:00 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: Bon of Babble
a student behind him yelled, “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie!”

The rotten fruit of "If you see something, say something", even if it's a twirling pencil. Zero tolerance!

Sounds like the [shouting] kid was joking around, illustrating absurdity by being absurd, but discovered that the sociopathic thugs running the school [into the ground] take "absurd" to a whole nuther level of criminal absurdity.

17 posted on 06/26/2014 12:49:51 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

Maybe the kid who tattled was SWATting him (the modern thing where someone calls 911 against another home “dangerous assault in action” or something and then watches them get hassled by police).


19 posted on 06/26/2014 12:54:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Bon of Babble

***My cousin had his eye put out by an arrow shot by another kid while they were chasing each other around.***

A half inch higher and I would be one eyed back in 1956. Then a few months later I took an arrow in the shoulder. Good thing it was a field point, not a broad head.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 1:04:14 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Pavlov is smiling somewhere in Hell right now...

“He’s making GUN motions!” Ridiculous.

Damn... how the hell did we let this happen to us?

I was SHOOTING by the time I was 10. Junior NRA, .22 competitions, the whole works.

Taught my kids when they 8 and 5.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 1:08:47 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Bon of Babble

Vini is a bit young for the estreet band.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 1:10:23 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Bon of Babble

Ban Pencils!!!


23 posted on 06/26/2014 1:15:54 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Bon of Babble
I just hate that. I was twirled at as a kid. It really hurt my feelings.. He used a number 2 pencil. A number 2!!!

That incident fully explains my messed up personality and obviously was the cause of the loss of any ability I had to deal with people in any socially acceptable manner. If it wasn't for FR it would have totally ruined my life. The only benefit of the twirling ... I taught my children to never, ever twirl anyone.

24 posted on 06/26/2014 1:25:11 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Bon of Babble
“The child was stripped, had to give blood samples (which caused him to pass out) and urine samples for of all things drug testing,”

Pencil twirling is a sign of drug use?

25 posted on 06/26/2014 1:25:48 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: InterceptPoint

I used to throw pencils up into the ceiling tiles.

Guess that puts me on a list somewhere.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 1:29:10 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: a fool in paradise

That certainly may be the case, but whatever level of mischief was intended, kids really can’t fully comprehend the evil in the dark hearts of the sick bullies running the schools.

Too often, schools refuse to discern the difference between dumb kids doing dumb kid things, and actual threats. I think the edu-thugs are in the habit of projecting their evil hearts onto the students.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 1:29:42 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

““school policy requires an investigation when anyone in the school feels uncomfortable or threatened by another student.””

Uncomfortable???

What the hell does that really mean?

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28 posted on 06/26/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Ezekiel

Get as many parents as possible to go to the next School Board Meeting, then tell them to expunge the kids record of any wrongdoing, and fire the “sociopathic thugs running the school”, or recall petitions against the lot of them will be started immediately.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 1:35:19 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: DannyTN

Then there is a real dilemma... A school has banned cupcakes for birthday parties and suggested having pencils as substitutes... There might be a problem if they banned pencils too.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 1:37:05 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Bon of Babble

This story is from April.

At present the only one covering it with updates is Alex Jones, and I don’t believe they will allow hyperlinks from him here, but I found one on Google.

If you Google the story you will find a lot of facts that came out after this story, plus there were several threads on FR about this topic as well.

I agree with you. I’m in NJ and if or when I have children, I will homeschool


31 posted on 06/26/2014 1:52:17 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: chajin

IF every kid would just pick one random kid each day and tell the school that the other kid made them “uncomfortable”. What would they do, suspend half the students every day?

We won’t beat these stupid rules until so many people mock them that the state can no longer think about enforcing them.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Gefn

FR has restrictions on sources for posted articles, but as far as I know hyperlinks from comments are unrestricted. Alex Jones on this story: http://www.infowars.com/new-jersey-cps-threatens-to-confiscate-pencil-twirling-student-from-dad/


33 posted on 06/27/2014 7:48:54 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: ConservingFreedom

Thank you. I know this story continues to evolve, and every few days I hear an update on it, usually on the radio, not in the printed papers.


34 posted on 06/27/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Maudeen

In high school I had a food fight in the cafeteria. When it was over, the lunch monitor asked who the other guy was. I replied that it was none of her business and it was over, the. I walked to my locker for a clean shirt

Nothing more was said.


35 posted on 06/27/2014 12:41:39 PM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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To: BigEdLB
I say go to any school and every school with this story. Ask the principal how he or she has instructed teachers to handle this exact sort of incident. If they don't have an appreciably better response, have as many parents as possible sign a scathing letter to the editor of the local paper about how your local school is infected with the same vermin as the worst school administrators in the nation, inasmuch as this same incident is poised to be repeated at your kids' school the next time a kid innocently twirls his pencil at school.

HF

36 posted on 06/29/2014 1:25:50 PM PDT by holden
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To: Bon of Babble

I think the kid who yelled out is the one who needs a psychological evaluation. I’m glad my youngest is in college so I don’t have to suffer through this nonsense in our schools.


37 posted on 06/29/2014 1:33:38 PM PDT by ContraryMary (Barack Obama = Neville Chamberlain)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well it’s a good thing he wasn’t packing a rubber band gun! We’d break those out and have full on wars in the classroom when the teacher stepped out or even turned their backs for a few minutes. My 8th grade science class had all sorts of airplane models hanging in the class room that we took great pleasure in shooting down over the school year!


38 posted on 06/29/2014 1:48:06 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Bon of Babble

not only that, Child Services came to the house, made him strip under the covers of his bed, took a urine test and then a blood test where he passed out.

Then, after he was cleared, they pressed charges against his father for NOT taking him to counseling.

It can’t get any worse than this.

Also, this is Sussex County, NJ, Scott Garrett territory, the most conservative area in the state and this nonsense still happens.


39 posted on 10/11/2014 3:10:13 PM PDT by Coleus
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