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Hyannis 5-Year-Old Threatened With Suspension For Making Gun Out Of Legos
http://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 01/29/2013 | n/a

Posted on 01/29/2013 6:34:20 PM PST by massmike

A mother says her 5-year-old boy was threatened with suspension after he made a gun out of Legos during an after school program.

Sheila Cruz received a written warning recently about her son from the after school staff at the Hyannis West Elementary School because he had been using toys inappropriately.

“She (the principal) said, ‘it’s a threat to other children and other children could have been scared.’”

School officials say little Joe made the toy gun, then ran around the classroom, pointing it at other kids, and making shooting sounds.

Cruz says while she and her husband thought about a new school for Joseph, they don’t think they will take the incident any further.

“It’s not the school we hate, it’s the actions the school took that we don’t like,” she said. “They made it into something a lot bigger than it should have been.”

The superintendent told WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields they have a responsibility to make sure the children feel comfortable and not intimidated in school.

“We’re trying to create an atmosphere of respect,” says Barnstable School Superintendent Mary Czajkowski.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: banglist; childhood; guncontrol; guns; hyannis; legos; neurotic; secondamendment; toyguns; zerotolerance

1 posted on 01/29/2013 6:34:33 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

I used to make guns out clothes pins when I was 5.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 6:36:24 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Wiggins

It is better to threaten a five year old than to let that five year old threaten with legos. - nope still not making sense. Guns are threatening so government workers must threaten imaginary guns. Nope still trying to figure out liberal logic. Guns of legos can lead to machine guns of legos - threats are bad so... scare the 5 yr olds so he won’t scare others ignoring your bad example... THis is giving me a head ache.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 6:41:30 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Wiggins

“She (the principal) said, ‘it’s a threat to other children and other children could have been scared.’”

No wonder so many kids turn into fags.


4 posted on 01/29/2013 6:41:43 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: massmike

This has to be one of those ‘everyone gets a trophy’ schools.

Is this one of the schools that is trying to get rid of giving grades? Aren’t bad grades uncomfortable and intimidating?

Wouldn’t want any one of those pansy kids thinking someone is smarter than they are.


5 posted on 01/29/2013 6:42:12 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: massmike

At work today, someone asked the surgeon whose OR I was working in what time she would finish the surgery. She said, “I’m shooting for five o’clock”. Then she retracted that saying “whoops. I apologize everyone. I shouldn’t say that word or use that expression any more.”

What kind of world do we live in? Honestly...it’s depressing. I’d like a work-from-home job so I can just hide out all day.


6 posted on 01/29/2013 6:47:05 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (I once saw a movie where only the police & military had guns. It was called "Schindler's List")
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To: massmike
The kid knows the difference between play guns and real guns (you can't make real guns out of legos) and so did every kid in the class.

It's the stupid teacher and system who has a problem.

7 posted on 01/29/2013 6:47:25 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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Predatory authoritarianism in my opinion.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 6:49:20 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: massmike

She (the lezbian principal) said “I’ll teach them how to use toys”.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 6:49:45 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: massmike

We use to play cowboys and Indians or army during recess back in the day. Any stick or our fingers would be our guns and the sound of POW, POW, POW would reverberate throughout the playground.

In today’s world there would be no boys in elementary school, we would all have been suspended.

The children of today are becoming second generation brainwashed little puppets.

This is so much PC BS.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 6:49:50 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Sacajaweau

Hyannis is the the turd world country of Cape Cod! Thanks Dead Ted.


11 posted on 01/29/2013 6:50:23 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Sacajaweau

Hyannis is the the turd world country of Cape Cod! Thanks Dead Ted.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 6:50:34 PM PST by acapesket
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To: massmike

What scares me, and should scare every parent with child in that school is that these cretins are overseeing and influencing these young minds. This is the same methodology used to normalize homosexuality. Now they are doing the same with guns. Teach ALL the children that guns are so bad and scary that even a drawing or toy is terrifying and down the road banning guns and denying the Second Amendment is normal.
These so called educators are the scariest thing our children have to deal with in school.


13 posted on 01/29/2013 6:50:54 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: massmike
This kid was good!

(kidding!)

14 posted on 01/29/2013 6:51:48 PM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: acapesket

Sorry for double post!


15 posted on 01/29/2013 6:52:45 PM PST by acapesket
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To: massmike

Step #1...national registration of all owners of Lego items along with a 3 month long background investigation.


16 posted on 01/29/2013 6:52:45 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: shelterguy

The enemy is arming their children with hatred for Americans and the desire to wear and die using suicide bombs. At eight years old they carry guns and know how to use them, eagerly anticipating the day they can kill Americans. We are punishing our children for the mere mention of guns and making a pretend Lego weapon.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 6:53:17 PM PST by Toespi
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To: massmike

Any responsible parent should have responded by going to the school and helping all the children build Lego guns. Because guns are only scary if just one is in the room.


18 posted on 01/29/2013 6:53:38 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: massmike
And then there's this:

Kids Discussing Toy Guns Cause School Lockdown, Heavily Armed Guards Called

A Bronx school was put on lockdown when two children were overheard talking about bringing a toy gun to school. Parents were told that they could not retrieve their children and were forced to wait for school officials to give the "all-clear."

19 posted on 01/29/2013 6:55:14 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: shelterguy
“She (the principal) said, ‘it’s a threat to other children and other children could have been scared.’” -- No wonder so many kids turn into fags.

It's an interesting question indeed. Imagine a child who grew up until adulthood without ever being scared. Then you release that adult into any typical city. What will happen to him? Or, to use different words, for how many minutes he will manage to stay alive? He has no fear of cars, for example.

20 posted on 01/29/2013 6:57:13 PM PST by Greysard
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To: massmike

Sad but the schools have been totally feminized and are structured to kill any motivation little boys have in learning. The Principal said it herself, it’s all about “feelings”. This is yet another example of why boys are failing in our schools and only 40% of current college graduates.


21 posted on 01/29/2013 6:58:18 PM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: DaveyB

LEGOs are gateway guns


22 posted on 01/29/2013 6:59:19 PM PST by digger48
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To: kingu

BUMP


23 posted on 01/29/2013 6:59:41 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: massmike

“Cruz says while she and her husband thought about a new school for Joseph, they don’t think they will take the incident any further.”

The parents aren’t pursuing this. We are being tested as a nation and the sheeple are failing miserable. The frog is starting to boil in the pot but nobody is jumping out yet.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 7:04:06 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: massmike

I distinctly remember playing “Gunsmoke” with my grade-school pals during recess. bang! bang! Just like my father played Roy Rogers and Gene Autry and Hopalong Cassidy. And my grandfather played Tom Mix and Buck Jones and Jack Hoxie.

Good Lord. America has become such a pathetically demented, pathetically faggy country! I question more and more how many more years it will manage to survive at this rate. Looks like fewer and fewer all the time.


25 posted on 01/29/2013 7:10:33 PM PST by greene66
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To: massmike

Males must be neutered as early in life as possible.


26 posted on 01/29/2013 7:15:41 PM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Wiggins
I used to make guns out clothes pins when I was 5.

So, how many people did you kill in your latest psychotic killing spree?

27 posted on 01/29/2013 7:20:58 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: shelterguy

maybe if he made Lego broccoli, that would have been scary.


28 posted on 01/29/2013 7:23:27 PM PST by Morris70
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To: digger48

“LEGOs are gateway guns”

Very funny !

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29 posted on 01/29/2013 7:27:29 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mastador1
What scares me, and should scare every parent with child in that school is that these cretins are overseeing and influencing these young minds. This is the same methodology used to normalize homosexuality. Now they are doing the same with guns. Teach ALL the children that guns are so bad and scary that even a drawing or toy is terrifying and down the road banning guns and denying the Second Amendment is normal. These so called educators are the scariest thing our children have to deal with in school.

This has already happened with smoking. Kids would come home from school and ask the parents if they were going to die, only to find out that the teacher has told the children that anyone who smokes is going to die and scared the kids to death. Now it is obesity ...the kids are told that overweight people die early and if the child happens to have an obese parent, they are convinced death is upon them.

...but they WON'T teach them the health dangers of "alternative lifestyles".....

30 posted on 01/29/2013 7:31:44 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Morris70
If he made this out of Legos, would they have called homeland security?
31 posted on 01/29/2013 7:31:44 PM PST by Morris70
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To: surroundedbyblue

When I want to make a statement or an expression of exasperation, I must remember to say “Sh-t” -— instead of “Sho-t”! (Oops — even that came out as menacing!)


32 posted on 01/29/2013 7:41:52 PM PST by Exit148
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To: massmike

Aren’t there other parents in these schools who could rise up and say “Enough of this nonsense”??


33 posted on 01/29/2013 7:46:42 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Wisconsinlady
The frog is starting to boil in the pot but nobody is jumping out yet.

Starting to boil? In Massachusetts, the schools have been pushing the homo agenda for over a decade.

I've seen or heard of everything up here, but parents here will NEVER give up free babysitting.

34 posted on 01/29/2013 7:53:58 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: massmike

Anybody who’d let their 5 year old be warehoused is a monster, IMHO.


35 posted on 01/29/2013 7:55:37 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: massmike
School officials say little Joe made the toy gun, then ran around the classroom, pointing it at other kids, and making shooting sounds.

Oh, I say, he just needs to be Ritalized -- wouldn't one think? (/heavy_sarc)

(People with ADHD usually have difficulty focusing and controlling their actions. For example, they might speak or act rashly before thinking about the consequences of such behavior. -- according to info on Methylphenidate)

Or maybe Prozacated (/more_sarc)

36 posted on 01/29/2013 8:09:11 PM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: massmike

For Progressives every day is Celebrate Neurosis Day.


37 posted on 01/29/2013 9:36:47 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: massmike


38 posted on 01/30/2013 5:27:33 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DaveyB

You are surprised by the Fascist overreaction by the idiots at this school ?


39 posted on 01/30/2013 1:05:26 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner
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