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Child Still Expelled for Toy Gun (2 years, already out of school 1 year !)
NBC Miami ^

Posted on 09/17/2010 10:51:08 AM PDT by Scythian

Parents want their child back in school. School board says no way

Print Share Buzz up!62retweetTOP1K5diggsdigg Samuel Burgos has fond memories of his friends at school, but he only gets to see them in pictures now.

The 8-year-old boy hasn't been in school for a year and will likely miss another year if the Broward County School Board has its way.

Burgos was suspended from school in November after a teacher found a toy gun in his backpack. But when the boy went to register to go back to Pembroke Pines Charter School, he was told he will be expelled for this school year, too, as part of the county's zero tolerance weapons policy.

"He made a mistake, but why the severe punishment? I don't understand that," said Magdiel Burgos, Sam's dad.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: arth; banglist; homeschool; homeschooling; publicschools; publikschoolz; rkba; zerotolerance
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1 posted on 09/17/2010 10:51:09 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

bump ?


2 posted on 09/17/2010 10:54:31 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

This zero tolerance crap REALLY fries me!

When I was in middle school (late 80s), I got “caught” with a Swiss army knife in my bookbag. It was my Boy Scout knife, and I usually always had it with me. Some little kid reported me to a teacher, but when I was dragged into the AP’s office, he called my mother, told her that she had to come pick it up and that it wasn’t appropriate to have at school and sent me on my way.

I DREAD to think what my young life would’ve been like if I was born 10 years later.


3 posted on 09/17/2010 10:54:47 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Scythian
...after a teacher found a toy gun in his backpack.

OMG!!! A concealed toy gun. Get used to home-schooling, kid.

4 posted on 09/17/2010 10:54:56 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: Scythian
Samuel Burgos has fond memories of his friends at school, but he only gets to see them in pictures now.

Yeah, whatever.

I wish they had that when I was in school.

Lucky bastard.

5 posted on 09/17/2010 10:54:56 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: rarestia
Some little kid reported me to a teacher

Snitches get stitches.

6 posted on 09/17/2010 10:56:21 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Scythian

And there are idiots out there that seriously ask “Why are home schools becoming so popular?”


7 posted on 09/17/2010 10:56:37 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: Scythian
Public school is child abuse.

The boy should be in private school and the parents should sue the district into bankruptcy.

8 posted on 09/17/2010 10:57:10 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Scythian

We used to play Cowboys N Indians and Cops N Robbers in the school playground during recess and lunch...

Toy guns and all

Thank goodneess I wasnt born 50 years later..

BTW no child murdered or maimed another all the years I was in school...


9 posted on 09/17/2010 10:58:44 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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the district obviously prefers to school this child at home or pay for his private school

at least an attorney would see that they did


10 posted on 09/17/2010 10:59:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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This sort of stupidity is precisely why none of my kids have ever darkened the the doors of a public school.


11 posted on 09/17/2010 10:59:39 AM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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Lawsuit anyone? I usually detest parents sueing schools, but in this case I am all for it. Do the parents get a refund from their Fed, State, and property taxes for not being able to access the public amenities they pay for? Couldn’t they say the kid is muslum and its a religious thing? I am sure Mayor Blumbug would bite on that one.


12 posted on 09/17/2010 11:00:47 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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But yet these tyrants still take the tax money from them...


13 posted on 09/17/2010 11:00:53 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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Things have REALLY changed since my time! During the early 1980's in rural WV I remember boys would often come to High School during hunting season wearing Camo and with guns in their trucks. I distinctly remember one incident where two boys were standing in front of the school and one had a rifle, the Asst. Principal walked up and asked them what they were doing. They responded that Boy 1 was showing Boy 2 a rifle that he was thinking about selling. The Principal just rolled his eyes and told them that this was a school not the local Swap and Shop and to put the gun in their truck and conclude their business after school.

Could you imagine if that happened today! It would be a national news story...

14 posted on 09/17/2010 11:02:26 AM PDT by apillar
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To: gundog
I used to keep my Model 81 Remington in my trunk, during deer season, when I was in High School, my Model 12 during bird season, this was in Mass. The country has gone Mad.
15 posted on 09/17/2010 11:02:47 AM PDT by Little Bill (`-)
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To: rarestia
When I was in school you could take a shotgun on the bus to school, store it in your school locker, and hunt after school on school property!
16 posted on 09/17/2010 11:02:52 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Scythian
Sue the school district. The law says a child MUST attend school until the age of 16. If they don't, the parents are charged with truancy.

If this mother simply decided to keep her child home and do nothing for 2 years, she'd be charged with child abuse.

17 posted on 09/17/2010 11:03:12 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Owl_Eagle
Snitches get stitches.

Yeah, that's the idea we want to instill in our kids... [/sarcasm]

I guess you like having thugs and gang-bangers running around.

The problem is with the way the policy is implemented, and that problem isn't solved by "snitches get stitches."

18 posted on 09/17/2010 11:03:33 AM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: rarestia

“I DREAD to think what my young life would’ve been like if I was born 10 years later.”

Dude, in my high school half the pickups and cars had shotguns in them since the farm boys would go hunting early in the morning. We also had a smoking court and as seniors were allowed to go out for lunch. BTW, we never had to have teachers teach us on how to use a condom. Times, they do change.


19 posted on 09/17/2010 11:03:42 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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Back in the day we had knives in our boots, Skoal in our back pockets, and shot guns in our unlocked pick ups in the school parking lot. Amazing how no one thought a thing about it but today kids can get a record for having a toy gun or a plastic butter knife or their t-shirt offends someone.


20 posted on 09/17/2010 11:04:27 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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