Skip to comments.Schoolboy Turns in Found 'Weapon', Gets Suspended For Effort
Posted on 12/14/2006 12:25:17 PM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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I used to be a cop at a High School in L.A. My last arrest was nearly identical to this. A teacher came to me and said she thought she saw a gun in the bushes. Went to look and nothing was there.
5 minutes later one of my campus aides told me a student told him another student was showing off a gun in class to the back of the room.
Went and grabbed him up. Had a useless Ruger-style pistol-- nearly rusted shut. He told me a bully took him to the gun and threatened to "kick his a--" if he didn't take the gun. Said he was gonna turn it in to me after school. His dad was mad at me for arresting his poor son.
As I read this article, I knew there was more to the story. I'm surprised so many FReepers are willing to believe that the kid did no wrong.
Two great minds. 8-)
Hear, hear. I'm so sick of conservatives who think they're fighting Marquia of Queesbury fisticuffs and some more practical liberal comes up and hits 'em in the kidneys with a lead pipe.
It seems to me that the administration believes Ryan may have been the owner of the gun and not have merely found it? Do they have witnesses? Do they have testimony? Do they really think he is lying to them?
In my personal opinion, homebound education is not the same as homeschool. However, either way, I think that maybe for once, they have made the right decision unknowingly and without intention, in favor of homeschool.
Homebound status gets you a personal tutor, paid for by the district, who is usually a classroom teacher in the ps system who has volunteered to teach special needs cases. These special needs cases, I believe, are usually children who are too sick to physically go to school (children with lukemia come to mind).
Does anyone else have knowledge about this? Correct me if I'm wrong, because I really do not know if this is what was meant in the article.
No good deed goes unpunished.
It's time to get mean.
He touched a gun. He's contaminated and has to be kept away from the other children or it will spread.
Nothing at all. Homeschooling has typically been done at the parents own expense. Paying for the homeschooling of a kid they suspended could really open a whole can of worms. I know it's pretty contoversial among the homeschool community.
Yes, it is. I for one would like there to be some sort of resolution, afterall, they are my taxes as well as everyone else's. Vouchers are a nice way to say "laundered" in my opinion. I would rather the money be in the form of a local tax deduction or credit. That way, the money never gets put into the education pool in the first place. Of course, that would also mean that I'd have to start paying state taxes (Texas currently does not have a state income tax). So while that idea is nice, it really doesn't work either.
In Texas, homeschools are legally considered private schools. If all public education were privatized, and all particpants paid what they annually pay in taxes to their school of choice each year, that might work. Then again, you have so many renters that would be denied an education.
There has to be a doable compromise in there somewhere, where my tax money actually goes to my child's education instead of little bits of it to everyone's children.
Why is this a good deed? Perhaps the student should have alerted a teacher or administrator. Suppose it was more of a weapon, loaded and very dangerous particularly to a child who is not aware of gun safety.
My dauther was on homebound education the last half of her senior year. It was not homeschooled. She did have several tutors (different subjects) who came to our house, reviewed her work and gave more assignments. Quite different from homeschooling. She was able to attend all school functions and graduate with her class.
Just look where it happened. The parents should sue the hell out of that school board if the kid is not in the wrong.And yes you should be able to sue people for being stupid.
"I think the author in his zeal to be critical has got something wrong here. The school district does NOT receive funding for this kid's education if he is not there, so in effect the taxpayers are NOT paying double for his education."
You may be right that the school itself may not get the money, but taxes do NOT go down relative to the students!! The taxes only go UP, not down!
So, the taxpayers ARE paying double and that was the point.
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