Skip to comments.Teacher placed on leave after driving to school with BB rifle on station wagon
Posted on 12/21/2007 8:53:04 AM PST by subterfuge
A second-grade teacher at Forest City Elementary School in Altamonte Springs has been placed on leave after he, by mistake, drove to school with a Red Rider BB rifle on top of his station wagon.
Jon Diesbourg was sent home yesterday after being questioned by Altamonte Springs police.
He told them his wife had used the BB gun to separate pet pigs because they had gotten into a fight. She had set the rifle down on his Ford Escort station wagon, and he, unknowingly drove it to work, according to police.
The BB gun was still there, on or near the car's luggage rack, when a parent spotted it yesterday on school property. A school official then called police.
The district investigation, she said, would determine whether the BB gun is a weapon.
Diesbourg is on a paid leave of absence, she said.
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Answer: yes, if you're in a tussel with a lump of jello.
These are the morons who are teaching your kids.
Get your kids out of public school, any way possible.
You’ll shoot your eye out.
My father always told me, during deer season all the male students would have a rifle in their truck. If you didn’t, you were ‘odd’. Times certainly have changed.
“You’ll shoot you eye out teacher.”
Or apparently with an ornery pig!
Animal control will be filing cruelty to animal charges for shooting the pigs with the bb gun.
“It could put your eye out.”
The Christmas Story
DBM educating “fear of ownership” into the public.
You are not allowed to have private THOUGHTS.
Now you are not allwoed to have private personal property.
I used to shoot .22’s at a range in the high school basement.
School 1957 vs. 2007
Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2007 - Police called, SWAT team a arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario: Jeffrey won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2007 - Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy’s sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has affair with psychologist.
Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.
Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, and goes to college.
2007 - Pedro’s cause is taken up by the state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro’s English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, and blows up a red ant bed.
1957 - Ants die.
2007 - BATF, Homeland Security and FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny’s Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
It was like that in North Mississippi back in the 80’s. Of course, I drove to school when I was 14, the Headmaster just made us lawbreakers park off campus.
It comes with lots of accessories too.
Rifle? Since when do they rifle BB-guns?
Me, too. The local high school had a shooting range and armory for the junior ROTC, and they offered shooting lessons after school for junior high kids.
Its hard to imagine, now, that some public schools used to teach marksmanship.
I grew up in rural Western New York State. In High School, during hunting season, we would bring our unloaded shotguns to homeroom where they would stay unattended for the day. At 3:15pm, we'd go out and hunt. There would be 20 shotguns lined up in the front of the class all day.
/sarc, I think.
Ha, ha. Got shot in the neck with a bb gun when I was a kid.
We used to have little BB gun wars. The rule was “don’t shoot above the waist.” The other kid’s aim was off a little. It didn’t hurt much.
They still do have a shooting program for JROTC locally, except they use precision air rifles. From a logistical point of view it makes sense, no lead contamination, no need for a special range (pellet traps), and no noise problems. The principles of marksmanship, safe gun handling, and shooting competition can be learned with either.
You’ll shoot your eye out, teacher!
“My son is going to explode”
You must be Muslim.
we used to take our .22’s to school and go rabbit hunting after.....everyone did it...notice there were no school shootings in those days.
We have truly reached the point where we need a law to state “ common sense shall be a safe harbor from prosecution for ‘zero tollerance’ rules”
We are living in a society where the adminstrators at large desire a public wearing terry cloth jump suits and only use sporks for consumption of nutritionally formulated goverment issue tofu.
I remember doing that! lol
Before the days of paintball guns.
Shhh... don’t let anyone figure out that journalism majors know absolutely nothing about weapons or firearm terminology.
Come to think of it, my dad tells me he frequently carried his rifle to school, left it in the cloak room, so he could hunt on his way to and from school. Different era. Different mentality. Definitely rural, obviously.
I did as well. (actually it was a sub-basement) The notable thing is that this was in Manhattan, NYC!
Don't they mean "dinner"?
What next, arrest a 10 year old for cutting her steak with a knife?
This sure isn’t the Florida I grew up in back in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Dump PC and Zero Tolerance and regain some “COMMON SENSE!”
This guy is so screwed.
Crud like this never ceases to amaze me.
Here in San Diego, one of thee high schools banned the ROTC from using any kind of gun or prop for the drill team. This group formerly did the 21 gun salute for Memorial Day at the American Legion. The school even banned this off campus practice.
Wasn’t that long ago. I carried my shotgun and rifle (depending on hunting season) in my car to high school. I graduated in ‘90.
Remember this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nONDliZ2elY
we did the same.
BB gun. What were they afraid of, that he would shoot his eye out?
It was annoying, of course, because so many windows at school got shot out by BB gun-toters, and there would be some outcry about showing up with one. But the classroom windows were replaced with polycarbonate, and the BB’s bounce off largely harmlessly.
But, was it an “assault” BB gun?
Journalistic malractice is standard opperating procedure in the MSM.
We need a watching the watchmen report on each and every one of those slimes.
I agree. I actually know a family that has two pet pigs (pot bellied pigs) and they are very cool pets.
This guy is just a friggin idiot!
Government schools will now gladly send this poor guy to prison over nothing.
Government schools are evil.
What utter Bullshiitte! Hell, we used to inspect each others shotguns in the parking lot after school. Then head out to the rice fields to waste as many water moccasins as we could!
The liberal pukes who run our public schools are causing the wussification of this country.
I was way out in the country doing some work at a house one day and pot bellied pig trotted up and kept me company for the hour I was there. He was as bad as a spoiled dog wanting to be scratched behind his ears and tossing his head at me whenever I stopped.
Sheridan .20 Bluestreak is a great backyard rodent controller.
Good point. But what do you call it? It ain’t a pistol.
25 years ago in rural Virginia, when I was in high school, a third of the school was out on the first day of deer season. If you brought a note from your parents, it was an EXCUSED absence! There were guns all over campus, probably 30 or more rifles and shotguns in trucks on any given fall or winter day. And there was never even a hint of a shooting, just a couple of fistfights a year.