Skip to comments.Courageous Pennsylvania School Officials Nab 5-Year Old Terrorist
Posted on 01/20/2013 5:33:58 AM PST by Kaslin
It appears that my contest between the United States and United Kingdom for the most inane government policy how has to be augmented by a new contest between Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Just yesterday, I mocked Maryland officials for suspending two little boys for the horrific crime of playing cops and robbers (and noted that this is not the first time such stupidity has been displayed by Maryland school officials).
Apparently, the pencil-neck bureaucrats in Pennsylvania are jealous that their neighbors are getting a lot of attention, so theyve branded a five-year old girl as a terrorist threat for talking about her pink toy gun that shoots bubbles.
Here are some of the absurd details from a local news report.
Talking with a friend about a pink toy bubble gun got a five-year-old kindergarten girl in the Mount Carmel Area School District labeled as a terrorist threat, according to an attorney.The incident occurred Jan. 10 while the girl was waiting in line for a school bus, said Robin Ficker, the Maryland lawyer retained by the girls family. Talking with a friend, the girl said something to the effect Im going to shoot you and I will shoot myself in reference to the device that shoots out bubbles. The girl did not have the bubble gun with her and has never shot a real gun in her life, Ficker said. Elementary school officials learned of the conversation and questioned the girls the next day, Fickler said. He said the girl did not have a parent present during the 30 minutes of questioning. The result, he said, was that the student was labeled a terrorist threat and suspended for 10 days, Ficker said. The school also required her to be evaluated by a psychologist, Ficker said. This little girl is the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania, he said.
In yesterdays post, I speculated that it was a teacher who reported the little boys for playing cops and robbers and I said that teacher should be suspended.
I also said the principal should be fired for punishing the boys for acting like boys.
But after reading this story, I realize that I was being wimpy. These stories show that the time has come to end the government school monopoly.
We already know that government schools do a rotten job, consuming ever-larger amounts of our tax dollars for a system that produces very mediocre results (check out this chart if you dont believe me).
But thats just part of the argument for school choice.
We also need to protect our kids from being exposed to bureaucrats who are jaw-droppingly stupid.
Actually, WordPress is telling me that droppingly isnt a word. So maybe instead we should take Instapundits advice and reward these idiot officials with some tar and feathers.
And I hope the tattle-tale punk from the bus stop who ratted out the little girls is condemned to some sort of grade-school purgatory featuring never-ending wedgies.
On a more serious note, I hope the parents sue the you-know-what out of the school.
Then I hope Pennsylvanias state legislature and Governor quit screwing around and implement a sweeping school choice plan, as they supposedly were going to do two years ago.
Even though Im first and foremost an advocate of limited government and thats the primary focus of this blog, Im also glad to have the opportunity to promote the right of free people to keep and bear arms.
And readers seem to agree. The 4th-most viewed post of all time is the famous dictators-for-gun-control poster, while this satirical video is the 11th-most viewed (other Second Amendment-related posts in the top 16 can be seen here, here, and here, with the last one being quite relevant considering whats going to happen on Monday).
Its a matter of taste, of course, but I actually prefer videos. Here are some of my favorites.
Now I have a new one to add to the list. As you watch this video, imagine this is your daughter (or my daughter!). In this situation, would you want her armed?
The answer to my rhetorical query is obvious. Or at least it should be obvious.
And I think theres at least one honest leftist who would give the right response.
Guns enable the weak and defenseless to protect themselves, as explained in this letter-to-the-editor. I dont know if the letter is real, but the points it makes are accurate.
Lets close with a few humorous videos on gun rights.
But if you like posters, bumper stickers, t-shirts, and other images, then heres a post youll enjoy.
And dont forget theres still time to cast a vote for why you think the Second Amendment is worth defending.
A weapon of mass bubbles. Oh the horror!
I am reminded the time, about ten years ago when Rep. James Moran (D-VA) was a victim of an attempted carjacking by a six year old brandishing a finger gun. Poor man was frightened out of his wits. I never heard if he needed therapy to recover, but I know it was a terrifying experience. Interesting though, when Rep James Moran (moron-VA) recounted the episode on national TV, he did not mention whether it was a semi-automatic or an assault style finger-gun.
My understanding was that the five-year-old was the possessor of a pink Hello Kitty bubble gun and not the little pink whale gun as pictured. The Hello Kitty gun is capable of producing bubbles at a much faster rate than the little whale gun. Authorities are right to be alarmed. No one in contemporary American society needs to produce bubbles at the rate that the Hello Kitty gun does.
They need to start publishing the names and photos of these “officials.” Hold them up to public scorn and ridicule. This is the only way to stop this madness.
Upon further review of the gun pictured, it appears to be a little pink DOLPHIN gun. Even worse.
I think you are right !! The Hello Kitty bubble gun should be banned out right!!. I think that it should be classified as an “Assault Bubble Gun”
They should ban all Hello Kitty items. They are only gateways to the deadly Hello Kitty Assault Bubble Gun.
If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.
But the kitty bubble gun is legal. It is sold legally. Can't we all just have some fun ... legally?
A few months ago, a little kindergarten boy that has a few issues getting along with the other kids got mad at one of his friends. He made a 'gun' with his hand and told the other little boy, "I'm gonna shoot you". He did this in front of me and I saw the look in his face .... he was mad!
We did not over react. We did not suspend this boy. We did not put him on a terrorist watch list. We talked to him about appropriate ways to respond when someone makes you mad.He hasn't done that again
If it saves even one life isn’t it worth it? I used to think the terrorists were recruiting midgets but now I know they were really five year olds with assault bubble guns.
Hello Kitty or Pink Whale?
Just why does any child need to shoot that many bubbles all at once?
We need to start by limiting the size of the soap bottle.
Start by confiscating all of their childrens toys.
Did not catch that ... the bubble guns are automatic bubble guns, multiple bubbles with one pull of the trigger. Burn the bubble guns! Make the kids turn in those bubble guns! Do it for the safety of the adults! Prosecute the kids and the adults supply these weapons. It is the left thing to do!
“Hello Kitty or Pink Whale?”
Well, check out the hair bow on the pink dolphin. Have you ever seen such a flagrant display of gang colors? The manufacturers should be ashamed.
I heard one of the bureaucrats stepped in front of one of the bubbles in order to protect the victim.
When asked he responded “ I’ll take a bubble for my children”
It may have been another bureaucrat who produced the bubbles. Bureaucrats love producing bubbles. Those bubbles are money makers. On this thread we maybe are about to stumble into what bubbles are hazardous and what bubbles are not. One thought does come to mind ... There are no hazardous bubbles if a bureaucrat produces the bubble? Kids producing bubbles are entirely different. Lock up all bubble making apparatus played with by the kids!
One can only wonder what kind of horrific bubble magazine that the Hello Kitty gun can employ.
I’m calling the police now. I fear for my life!
I am sure the five year old got a talk about how they are a threat to society, etc.....
I think the best bet would be to create an Internet “Wall of Shame”, for these zero tolerance martinets. They shun being held up to ridicule like vampires shun garlic.
Two professions are failing our American society miserably—namely education and journalism. If one polled every university in America, I suspect that the average ACT/SAT scores in these two schools at each university would be the lowest of all. Yep, these two schools are the intellectual garbage dump at each university. If you can’t succeed in any other major, then go to either education or journalism. Success is virtually assured.
This is probably why is is so difficult to get intelligent decisions out of secondary school administrators. They just simply aren’t very smart. The same can be said about journalist, but in addition, they are also just plain lazy. How else can one explain how journalist eat up the liberal line coming out of Washington, and then proceed to regurgitate it upon the American public over and over again even when common sense dictates that the information is false.
Confiscation.? No, but Pennsylvania is initiating a bubble-gun buyback program, offering Philadelphia Flyers tickets for bubble guns. On the days the tickets are valid, the Flyers will observe unilateral non-violence.
There was a little kid here just a few days ago who was suspended over the gun finger thing. No thanks to moronic adults, these kids are going to need therapy for the rest of their lives. It’s no wonder hussein was elected twice so far.
I find this very disturbing. What is in the minds of the administration and teachers that they would put a child through this? These people are sick.
You are right...the Little Kitty Bubble Gun comes with a high capacity magazine. I hear it can deliver over 100 bubbles dead-on the target!
Privatize it all. Let ‘em work and tell the truth for a living.
These were armor-piercing bubbles.