Skip to comments.Boy disciplined after waving gun-shaped pizza slice
Posted on 12/17/2011 11:36:36 AM PST by bkopto
For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the "silent table" for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun.
Nicholas Taylor attends David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville.
School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful.
Nicholas' mother LeAnn calls her son's punishment "absolutely ridiculous" saying he was just playing around and never said anything derogatory or anything about shooting anyone.
"The kid across the table from him said it looked like a gun so he picked it up and started shooting it in the air," she told Nashville's News 2 Investigates.
Taylor said she learned of the incident when the school sent her a note saying her son was threatening other students.
James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District, said the boy isn't being punished because he had a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.
He's being punished because "some students reported he was making some threatening hand gestures, that he was shooting other kids at the table and they reported it to a teacher," according to Evans.
He continued, "The student didn't tell him the truth about it so he got silent lunch for six days."
Evans called the punishment minor but said the message is clear.
"I realize some might say we are going overboard but the principal is just trying to use an abundance of caution and send the message that we don't play about guns and it's not something we joke around about," he said.
To that, Taylor said her son knows he shouldn't play with guns.
"We don't have a gun in the house," she said. "He plays with light sabers. He's a big Star Wars fan."
In addition to lunch at the silent table, Nicholas has spent time with the school resource officer learning about gun safety.
Taylor said the school system has made it clear that if her son eats his pizza into the shape of a gun again and there is a similar occurrence, he will be suspended.
Shark jumping ...
“You’ll anchovy your eye out kid!”
This is my pizza, this is my gun,
One is for fighting, one for nom-nom.
I'd give a week's pay to be fly on the wall at THOSE sessions.
Lucky this kid didn’t nibble a Jesus picture ~ they’d taken him to federal prison!
These people have been “educated” beyond their intelligence.
Nicholas, that’s why mommy TOLD you not to play with your food. I know it was just a fake BB gun, but you could have put someone’s pretend eye out! No pizza for you for a week!
I’d guess that “school pizza” might be more of a risk than a gun anyway!
He should eat it into the shape of an extended middle finger.
meanwhile the same teachers think these kids are old enough to be encouraged into perverted sex.
"Mrs Taylor, your son has been threatening other students here at school."
"Oh my gosh, my little boy. That does not sound like him. What did he do?"
"He threatened some kids here at school with a piece of pizza."
"What? He threatened them with what? For a moment there it sounded like you said he threatened them with a piece of pizza."
"No, you heard correctly. He threatened other kids in the lunch room with a piece of pizza."
"Is this a prank?
"Mrs Taylor, I assure this is no prank and we are taking this matter very seriously. Our investigation shows your son threatened other kids with a piece of pizza."
I used to deer hunt with a guy from New Jersey. He’d put the deer in the trunk and THEN shoot it.
Student suspended for chicken finger gun
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Boy, 6, gets suspended from school after making gun sign with fingers, pointing at classmates
More zero-tolerance insanity can be read here.
I heard the sausage balls were hollow is why there was concern.
Today it's shark jumping, tomorrow it's Chuck E. Shumer demanding debate on mandatory circular pizza slices!
Some people just need shootin’, and these stupid school administrators are among them!
< /sarc >
Need to bookmark this thread.
Thanks for posting.
The lunatics are running the asylum. Every time you think you’ve heard the ridiculous something like this comes along. Next thing will be “thinking” about a gun or talking about a show that had a gun in it or thinking about thinking about a show that has a gun in it.