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Kindergartner suspended for comment on toy bubble gun
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Posted on 01/19/2013 3:50:53 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten.

Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days but was reduced to two.

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How long before reading Guns & Ammo near a school is banned?
1 posted on 01/19/2013 3:51:00 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is so predictable. They will lock down a school for someone making a gun sign with their hand, and do nothing meaningful (like arming teachers and staff)that would stop a real threat.
I think we need to put a requirement on all new hires that they have a CCW.


2 posted on 01/19/2013 3:57:13 AM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just before THINKING about guns or ammo near a school is banned.


3 posted on 01/19/2013 3:57:38 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: All
the girl didn't even have the bubble gun with her and has never fired a real gun. He says she's "the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania."

This is merely zero-tolerance policy in action teaching the child that they are not allowed to fight back against a bully at the bus stop. Welcome to the real world, kid.

4 posted on 01/19/2013 4:08:46 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Red in Blue PA

Where do these principals come from?

One day I see a world without guns and people eating with cheap plastic knives, and trying to work without power tools.

When will we go back to letting a 5 year old be a child?


5 posted on 01/19/2013 4:08:53 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is totally rediculous! When people have gotten so stupid as to think this is okay, we are done. This was only a toy. No harm was done except by the Mount Carmel area school district. My grandparents were from there. I’m glad they chose to leave.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 4:27:35 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Red in Blue PA

At one time they were going to make Mt. Carmel, PA the civil defense headquarters of the USA. They figured that if the enemy flew over it looked like it had already been bombed.

(Resulting from all the coal mining)


7 posted on 01/19/2013 4:30:18 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: Red in Blue PA

How long before the Yankee eurozone is abandoned by the good folks?

Going to court is counter productive. The only productive action is to leave, abandon the wackos.


8 posted on 01/19/2013 4:32:42 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Teachers & principals should be required to take a course in COMMON SENSE.


9 posted on 01/19/2013 4:33:45 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Red in Blue PA

Couldn’t the adult presumably the teacher simply take the pink toy bubble gun away from the two children to defuse the situation if they were not playing nicely?


10 posted on 01/19/2013 4:37:22 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Red in Blue PA; tomkat

I live in this area and can confirm that guns are as common as flashlights here...and public school personnel are as dumb as rocks. Another reason to homeschool — and I did.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 4:40:09 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is a repost of a comment on an earlier thread...

How about a national point your finger gun at school day? Let’s start by getting rid of this stupid Zero Tolerance policy the left has instituted.

Let’s organize a protest by our children to be done on the same day that has them point finger guns at each other. If enough people get involved it would overwhelm the statists and shut down the stupid policy.


12 posted on 01/19/2013 4:44:51 AM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent; metmom

“When people have gotten so stupid as to think this is okay, we are done.”

You are 100% correct...’we are done’. Any parent that would allow their kids to be taught/brain-washed by these immature idiots should have their heads examined.

“Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a “terrorist threat” for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus.”


13 posted on 01/19/2013 4:48:44 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: castlegreyskull

“...teacher simply take the pink toy bubble gun away..”

She didn’t even have the evil ‘bubble-gun’ with her!

Not sure if this possible explosive and deadly incident was even on school property. The article only says they were waiting for the bus.


14 posted on 01/19/2013 4:58:04 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: Red in Blue PA

The lesson here is not for this little girl, but for ALL the other kids. The little girl will be fine... sounds like her parents are sane and trying to make this right by their daughter.

The other kids, on the other hand, are watching this unfold and learning the lesson to “hate guns”, WITHOUT the experience of suspension to propel their parents to counteract the hate being taught.


15 posted on 01/19/2013 5:02:20 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Red in Blue PA

In PA no less.

Watch for more gun control measures to be enacted.


16 posted on 01/19/2013 5:11:16 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Red in Blue PA; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

17 posted on 01/19/2013 5:12:47 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: castlegreyskull
They probably were playing nicely using imaginative play as is typical for normal 5 year olds.
18 posted on 01/19/2013 5:14:14 AM PST by wintertime
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To: metmom

Again....Isn’t it interesting? No trolls. They only seem to show up when I am around. Hm?...Can anyone spell, *S*T*A*L*K*I*N*G*?


19 posted on 01/19/2013 5:16:31 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is just how far down the rabbit hole this country has gone. Stupidity run rampant by the education system. “No-tolerance” equates to NO BRAINS/NO COMMON SENSE. Good grief - the girl didn’t even have the “Bubble Gun” with her....that’s right folks - a bubble gun. My goodness....I wonder just how many bubbles it takes to kill someone. BEWARE THE KILLER BUBBLES.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 5:19:34 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: ResponseAbility

Einstein is attributed to have said, “The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.”

Not sure anything can be done to shut down these stupid policies...


21 posted on 01/19/2013 5:21:10 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: panaxanax

Random thoughts—

—They’ll nail her for bullying.

—All your bubble belong to us.

—She may not be found competent to stand trial, as surely, she had no idea of the extensive bodily harm that can be caused by a bubble. I believe this may have been a high capacity bubble-gun, which will no doubt result in greater charges brought. Further, there may be an extra green penalty, as soap, not properly handled can also negatively impact our environment.

I sure hope I don’t need the /sarc tag for that last paragraph.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 5:30:24 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: HomeAtLast

The area in and around Mt. Carmel is Republican and conservative. I would bet 80% of the households are gun owners. It just shows how far out of touch and liberal our school systems have become. This girl couldn’t have been suspended without the approval of the school board. It looks like they need a house-cleaning in the next election.


23 posted on 01/19/2013 5:39:02 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: green pastures

Physiactic evaluation? Suspension? “Terroist? A 5 year kid talking about a bubble gun? Good grief! I know that “zero tollerance” is the “IN” thing nowadays but, who the hell is the 5 year old, the kid or those who are condemming her?

If this crap was being promoted and authorized when I was a kid, VERY FEW males in this country would NOT be in jail.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 5:39:05 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Sorry for my bad spelling....That supposed to read Psychriatic


25 posted on 01/19/2013 5:42:42 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Red in Blue PA

Zero-tolerance policies: the ultimate crutch for idiots.


26 posted on 01/19/2013 5:44:28 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Russ
The area in and around Mt. Carmel is Republican and conservative. I would bet 80% of the households are gun owners.

Yep! Common as flashlights, I wasn't kidding. You can shoot in the woods a minute from town, and not be bothered. Gun clubs not as close together as churches, but maybe someday ;)

In fact I have an old photo of a gun club sign, right across the street from one of the local elementary schools -- don't know if it's still in operation.

But the school personnel, many of whom I know personally, are not endowed with high wattage, and despite job security they are a very timid lot. The adherence to idiotic rules is not exclusively a liberal shortcoming.

Not sure what causes it, it can't be that they are vassals to the govt. Police hereabouts (whom I also know well) are more intelligent and sensible. Every last one of them. Ditto the folks at the city halls, sewer authority, courts.

But in the schools, well, I think it is just something in the nature of the beastly system.

27 posted on 01/19/2013 6:06:12 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

bttt


28 posted on 01/19/2013 6:06:37 AM PST by aberaussie
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ban the bubble gum gun and soap bubble ammo too.

Honestly, these people look like such idiots. If they only had a clue what people think of them.


29 posted on 01/19/2013 6:17:21 AM PST by goldi
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://newsitem.com/news/mention-of-bubble-gun-gets-child-5-suspended-1.1431911

Local paper has a photo of the weapon, a Hello Kitty assault bubble gun.

As for Guns and Ammo, there are so many firearms magazines in the stacks at Walmart (next town over from Mt. C), you can not find it easily and when you do it is pre-loved. They have a G&A handgun annual out now, too. There may have been a centerfold but not by the time I got to it.


30 posted on 01/19/2013 6:24:30 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

In the late 70’s my brother brought a shot gun to school for a class. Called the principal for permission and no problem. Actually, when the principal seen the gun he wanted to buy it. It was the same gun his grandfather used to have and he used as a little boy on this grandfathers farm. When my dad was in school, in the 20’s, they had a shooting range at the school. Very sad how attitudes have changed over the decades towards guns. Emotional paranoia has over taken common sense.


31 posted on 01/19/2013 6:28:52 AM PST by BigRed9
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To: Red in Blue PA

PS: If you’re inclined to visit the store, ammo is plentiful. Buy a 2013 calendar while you’re at it, there’s one of Pickup Trucks, or if you prefer, there’s Outhouses.

Serious.


32 posted on 01/19/2013 6:29:35 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
" BEWARE THE KILLER BUBBLES."

Hope she had a license for that thing.

CCBubble Gun.

33 posted on 01/19/2013 6:50:30 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: green pastures
"—All your bubble belong to us."

HA!

"For Great Justice!"

34 posted on 01/19/2013 6:54:14 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: green pastures
"a high capacity bubble-gun, "

Was it an ASSAULT high capacity bubble-gun?

35 posted on 01/19/2013 6:57:31 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: HomeAtLast
"Hello Kitty assault bubble gun"

Well, there you go...it WAS an assault bubble gun.

Boycott Hello Kitty!

36 posted on 01/19/2013 7:02:03 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: HomeAtLast
"There may have been a centerfold but not by the time I got to it."

HA!

37 posted on 01/19/2013 7:04:25 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird
Was it an ASSAULT high capacity bubble-gun?

It is indeed. See photo at my link in post 30. The weapon is packaged with Spanish subtitles, clearly implicating the Mexican mafia, and it depicts Hello Kitty, the most notorious macrocephalic seducer of youth since Betty Boop.

38 posted on 01/19/2013 7:07:56 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: hummingbird

You will also have noticed it comes with a silencer. Demonic.


39 posted on 01/19/2013 7:10:00 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Russ

Mt. Carmel is completely blue. As is Mt. Carmel Twp. The surrounding area is red. I graduated with the superintendent. I used to go out with the guidance counselor. They are do as I say-not as I do. They should sue the individuals involved and not the school district (taxpayers). I’ll bet they are back-pedaling now.


40 posted on 01/19/2013 7:25:39 AM PST by RedwM
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To: metmom
I just saw this on Yahoo, and thought it was a joke, some of the famous FR satire. No such luck!

Time to get rid of the school board, fire the superintendent and get people in that will make reasonable rules and decisions.

41 posted on 01/19/2013 7:36:33 AM PST by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is protected by the 2nd amendment)
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To: RedwM

Weed out the administrators and other school personnel, then tell me it’s blue. I’ve lived in this delightfully redneck land for quite a while. The school output tends to be blue, their brains having been smothered by the system. There are Democrats, to be sure, and many think that rich folks didn’t get that way fairly. Too many like to drink too much, and the college graduates say “it don’t,” and nobody lets their dog roam free anymore, but...I find most of the adults, by far, are BC types. Bitter clingers.

I have to drive out to Danville or Bloomsburg to find liberal pinheads in profusion. Did you know that in Bloomsburg, antique dealers have to submit their business records to the local police? Now, THAT is blue behavior.

Or take the animal shelter where you have to agree to a home visit, and a few dozen other demands, to adopt a stray that they’ll shortly euthanize because no one measures up to their standards. That is also a blue thing.

Oh, well, I feel my BP spiking now. /rant


42 posted on 01/19/2013 7:56:35 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: hummingbird

“Was it an ASSAULT high capacity bubble-gun?”

30 bubble “clip!”


43 posted on 01/19/2013 8:55:49 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I read this article this morning...the thing is, the child didn’t even have the toy on her, so she was suspended for her speach.

Seems to me there is a lawsuit here waiting to happen.


44 posted on 01/19/2013 1:40:50 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: SoftballMominVA

bummer...speech...not speach....blah...


45 posted on 01/19/2013 1:41:23 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: Red in Blue PA

I would walk in that school finger shooting everyone. I would make such a big joke about it, if there were kids around I’d make a big fuss playing cops and robbers with them. If I could get a kid to shoot me back I’d roll on the floor dying. If I ended up in court, I’d start finger shooting the people in the court room (not the judge though, gotta have some respect for his position).

But then that’s me I guess.


46 posted on 01/19/2013 2:20:13 PM PST by thatjoeguy (Every law passed is one person forcing their morals on someone else.)
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To: HomeAtLast
I checked your post #30.

It is obviously one of those "scary" assault weapons.

47 posted on 01/19/2013 3:32:56 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: HomeAtLast

Sure you can get the “scary” gun with a silencer but stores have run out of bubble mixture...


48 posted on 01/19/2013 3:37:02 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"30 bubble “clip!”

"Clip" or "Magazine"?

49 posted on 01/19/2013 3:40:30 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: SoftballMominVA
"bummer...speech...not speach....blah..."

"Speach" comes under one of those "penumbras" things.

That was settled by Supreme Court. Roberts dissented.

50 posted on 01/19/2013 3:44:43 PM PST by hummingbird
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