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Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for ... pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles.
Fox News ^ | January 19, 2013 | Edmund DeMarche

Posted on 01/19/2013 2:59:28 PM PST by spodefly

A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty 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 for issuing a 'terroristic threat.' But her punishment was reduced to two days after her mother met with school officials and had the incident dropped to 'threatening to harm another student,' which apparently carries a lesser punishment.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: governmentschools; guncontrol; hellokitty; insanity; secondamendment; zerotolerance
Original title had to be cut to fit: "Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for threatening to shoot girl with pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles"

In some "Education" circles, suspending for 10 days a 5 year old for making terroristic threats with a pink Hello Kitty Bubble gun makes perfect sense. Thanks Unionized Educators for making the world a better place!!!

1 posted on 01/19/2013 2:59:36 PM PST by spodefly
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To: spodefly

2 posted on 01/19/2013 3:01:18 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: spodefly
School administrators who are too stupid to tell the difference between a 5 year old with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles and the real item have no business in the public or private schools.

Their stupidity is a danger to themselves and the kids.

3 posted on 01/19/2013 3:06:16 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: spodefly
School administrators who are too stupid to tell the difference between a 5 year old with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles and the real item have no business in the public or private schools.

Their stupidity is a danger to themselves and the kids.

4 posted on 01/19/2013 3:06:28 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: spodefly

The pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles is not the type of toy that belongs at school.


5 posted on 01/19/2013 3:09:36 PM PST by malia
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To: spodefly

In response to school authorities who are this incredibly STUPID, the only thing I can figure that the parents could have said is that their daughter was practicing to be a member of Occupy Wall Street when she grew up.

“But, but, my daughter is a Democrat,” they should have said.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 3:12:07 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: spodefly

Threatening to harm another student with what..BUBBLES..this is what happens when liberals take over..pure insanity


7 posted on 01/19/2013 3:15:32 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: spodefly

Subjecting a child to PUBLIC education, as it has become, is child abuse.


8 posted on 01/19/2013 3:19:40 PM PST by AlexW
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To: spodefly

If I were a child today, I would so be in jail for saying “Pow!” while firing rubber bands from my clothespin pistols we used in elementary school. What the hell is wrong with school admins today? No common sense, no humor, no love for kids. Kids are kids, for crying out loud. Hello, soap bubbles are not meant to harm kids, it’s called playing!


9 posted on 01/19/2013 3:23:51 PM PST by roadcat
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To: spodefly

I’m Hello Kitty — Prepare to die!!


10 posted on 01/19/2013 3:25:15 PM PST by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: spodefly

Yet the mother wants to send her child back to that school!


11 posted on 01/19/2013 3:26:17 PM PST by Shannon
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To: malia

The pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles was not at school. They searched her backpack and found nothing. But it makes no difference whether it was at school or not. The person who persecuted this little girl for being a child showed a level of stupidity beyond understanding. The person who interrogated her until she cried and all others concerned should be fired and never allowed to work with children again. There is one word for this: evil.


12 posted on 01/19/2013 3:27:47 PM PST by Essie
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To: spodefly

She did not even have the toy with her!!!!! She’s 5!

The school official, who ratted out the child after hearing her tell her friend she was gonna shoot her with her Hello Kitty gun, should be publicly humiliated along with the child’s teacher and the school officials who initially suspended her for 10 days for making a terrorist threat.

Just wow.


13 posted on 01/19/2013 3:27:47 PM PST by petitfour
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To: malia
The pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles is not the type of toy that belongs at school.

Damn straight, Comrade. The last thing 5 year olds need to concern themselves with is a pink bubble blowing toy when they have more important things to learn, like "social justice" and proper condom usage. But the administrators searched the girl, and didn't find the "weapon", and subsequent interrogations failed to cause the dangerous item to materialize. Obviously, something subversive is going on, and hopefully DHS will get involved and re-educate the 5 year old and her parents.

I am sure you agree.

14 posted on 01/19/2013 3:31:21 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: CWW
NOW, I AM BECOME HELLO KITTY...

...DESTROYER OF WORLDS.

15 posted on 01/19/2013 3:31:32 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: spodefly

It’s Bubblegeddon.

“Mr. Principal, it’s time to outlaw blackboards. A teacher’s hand holding a piece of chalk looks suspiciously like a gun and my little Susie is supposed to be educated in a zero-tolerance environment.”


16 posted on 01/19/2013 3:31:48 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: spodefly

Are there any enterprising journalists in that area? I would like to see pictures of the RAT who overheard the conversation amongst little girls. I would like pictures of the child’s teacher. And I would like pictures of the administrators at the school. Put their photos on the internet and Tweet them all over the world. Idiots do not need to work with children.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 3:34:18 PM PST by petitfour
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To: fattigermaster

“Excuse me, Miss Albertson. But which way is the cafeteria?”

“That way.” (Points)

“GUN!!” (Hits the floor)


18 posted on 01/19/2013 3:35:22 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: malia
Didn't see that she had the toy at school ~ just that the teacher and the cappos believed it to be a threat to actually shoot another kid ~ but not to worry, 10 days suspension will knock that out of her eh!

Would you want your chil' protected on a daily basis by people who imagine hello kitty bubble guns can kill, and then, follow that up with such a pitiful action as a minor suspension ~ seriously ~ if they really believed that they should have called the cops!

19 posted on 01/19/2013 3:40:16 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: spodefly

One day, you’re abortion fodder. If you survive that, though, the next day, you’re considered an adult!


20 posted on 01/19/2013 3:47:35 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: spodefly

This is not only moronic, it amounts to child abuse.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 3:56:23 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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5-year-old girl with pink Hello Kitty bubble gun

Like a scene from a Tarantino movie! They should have called a Swat team.

22 posted on 01/19/2013 3:56:55 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: spodefly

In the words of Christmas Story “You might put an eye out” with that bubble gun. that was the fear


23 posted on 01/19/2013 3:59:20 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: roadcat
What the hell is wrong with school admins today? No common sense, no humor, no love for kids. Kids are kids, for crying out loud. Hello, soap bubbles are not meant to harm kids, it’s called playing!

It is truly incredible. Do a keyword search in FR on "zerotolerance" and you'll get hundreds of hits. These atrocities are happening all over the country--in urban and rural schools, "inner city" slums and swanky suburbs, and in "red" as well as "blue" states. And the morons perpetrating these outrages are not ignorant--each one, virtually to a man, holds an advanced degree.

24 posted on 01/19/2013 4:09:44 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: malia

That’s what the teacher’s desk drawer is for. If you have to suspend a five year old you shouldn’t be teaching, you should be licking envelopes for a living.


25 posted on 01/19/2013 4:29:50 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: spodefly

Lego Bubble Gum Gun

26 posted on 01/19/2013 4:32:23 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower.)
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To: spodefly

Until now I didn’t realize how cool Hello Kitty is.


27 posted on 01/19/2013 4:32:44 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: spodefly

Do teachers and school administrators before graduating from college take a class in how to suppress native common sense and substite it with blind fear? Is it called Mindless Fanaticism 101?


28 posted on 01/19/2013 4:36:49 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: spodefly
Good Lord, it's not even BLACK!! But the REAL question is "How many bubbles that magazine hold?"


29 posted on 01/19/2013 4:48:11 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: spodefly

Crazy. This “gun” looks like my daughter’s hairdryer.


30 posted on 01/19/2013 4:51:49 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: spodefly

CONFISCATE ALL BUBBLES IMMEDIATELY!!!


31 posted on 01/19/2013 4:58:10 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Essie; malia
This sort of abuse of a child is particularly sadistic ~ I think some criminal charges and prosecutions are in order.

We went through this ~ our kid was a bit older but the principal and vice principal went through their bully routine so I CALLED IN THE COPS. Took the officials a few moments to have it sink in I was making some criminal charges against them.

In the end I got rid of the principal. The VP took a little longer but we were dealing with a 'she' and one day she poked her finger in my chest ~ and that was the end of her career.

Find your targets and throw the book at them ~ whatever sticks will ruin their credit ratings at a minimum, and might get them fired, and you might possibly find a reason why they've got to be prosecuted.

That goes for abusive bosses, crazy school teachers, bully boy school administrators, stupid coaches, vicious neighbors ~ whatever. You don't have to stand there and take it from anybody ~ and you have a fundamental responsibility to defend your kids against the idiots!

Didn't have to shoot any of them, no matter how much they deserved it. Leave that to the police.

32 posted on 01/19/2013 5:05:52 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: spodefly

This is unequivocally child abuse.


33 posted on 01/19/2013 6:13:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: spodefly

Osama bin Kitty


34 posted on 01/19/2013 6:17:14 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: muawiyah

The child did not even have possesion of the ‘gun.’

Stupid, stupid, stupid administrators...this boils my bacon. It trivializes what could be a real problem with a real gun with a real pscho. No, we can’t be bothered with that, let’s go after 5 year olds.

What an idiot.


35 posted on 01/19/2013 6:20:06 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: SoftballMominVA

not pscho, but psycho.....sigh...


36 posted on 01/19/2013 6:21:11 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: spodefly

Parents who love their children need to get them out of the government schools TODAY. Sacrifice. Do whatever it takes. But keep kids far, far away from the government schools. Pray for America.


37 posted on 01/19/2013 6:37:58 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: apocalypto
Crazy. This “gun” looks like my daughter’s hairdryer.

Yes, but it's a soap bubble toy / hairdryer with a pistol grip, which in the minds of wacked-out lefties makes it DANGEROUS!

38 posted on 01/19/2013 7:16:08 PM PST by twister881
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To: muawiyah
That goes for abusive bosses, crazy school teachers, bully boy school administrators, stupid coaches, vicious neighbors ~ whatever. You don't have to stand there and take it from anybody ~ and you have a fundamental responsibility to defend your kids against the idiots!

It's an agenda on their part; to take the fight out of kids and make them compliant dolts for the overlords. Good for you, pointing out the need to fight back and teach your kids not to just be a whimpering pawn. I've also fought back against idiot principals and teachers for my kid's sake. Got satisfaction in a principal's office when I threw down a complaint drawn up on legal paper ready for a lawsuit against a teacher. The teacher was redfaced but the principal told him to shut up, and he was removed from teaching the class. You have to fight back any way you can against tyranny. Now my kids are grown up, and they're passing on the will to fight to my grandkids.

39 posted on 01/19/2013 7:53:41 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Essie; spodefly; muawiyah; piasa

To Essie,spodefly,muawiyah,piasa

That teaches me to read more carefully - did not pick up that no “gun” pink or not was found and they punished the little 5 year old girl on her words alone. The whole incident was handled very poorly!
Thank you, freepers, for bringing this to my attention and reminding me to think before reacting!

“—Ficker said he has scheduled a meeting with a lawyer from the school board later this month to have the girl’s record expunged”

thats a good thing as this should never have gone that far in the first place! thank you again, Freepers!!


40 posted on 01/20/2013 12:21:34 AM PST by malia
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To: BPatella

Ping


41 posted on 01/25/2013 11:51:36 AM PST by beaversmom
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