Skip to comments.It's come to this: High-school freshman suspended for having a picture of a gun
Posted on 02/02/2013 2:03:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Yet another student has been suspended for having something that represents a gun, but isnt actually anything like a real gun.
This time, Daniel McClaine, Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School in Tan Valley, Arizona, made the mistake of setting a picture of a gun as the desktop background on his school-issued computer.
The picture shows an AK-47 lying on a flag, reports KNXV-TV. The gun isnt his, McClaine assured the ABC affiliate in Phoenix. He found it on the Internet and liked it, partly because he is interested in serving in the military after graduation.
A teacher reportedly ratted McClaine out after noticing the Soviet-era rifle on the computer. McClaine originally received a three-day suspension.
After McClaines father contacted the local press, Florence Unified School District officials suddenly decided that the younger McClaine could return to school on Monday.
District policy states that students cannot use school-issued laptops to send or display offensive messages or pictures, explains KNXV. Students also cannot use them to produce, retrieve, send or forward images that are considered harassing, threatening or illegal.
Its not clear who determines what is offensive or threatening, or the basis upon which the determination was made in this case.
McClaine maintained that he read the guidelines but did not think that a picture of a gun could threaten or offend anyone.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
SCHOOL CONTACT INFO:
Poston Butte High School, P.O. Box 2850, Florence, AZ 85132
Phone: (480) 474-6100 | Fax: (480) 888-0679
Find the teacher.
What if it was 0bama shooting his gun as the screen saver?
Well, that was resolved quickly! Wonder why?...hmmm...perhaps the official realized that this was a Communist-made weapon lying on a Communist flag*, so no harm, no foul!/s
*Looks like the flag of the former Communist Yugoslavia.
The liberal Democrat teacher's head would explode.
Great Caesar’s Ghost! If I wanted the day off, I’d sure carry such a picture to show in every venue.
Nothing would have happened if he had just had porno on his laptop. But a picture of a gun.......off with his head.
Note to Daniel: carry a few Mapplethorpe photos next time. They’ll make you class president.
Another appalling thought crime! We need new laws to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again! How many more children are going to be exposed to this idea before we do something! The time is now! Our kids are too important!
"That which holds the image of an Angel becomes itself an Angel"
Read the comments at the end of the article. People have no respect for public schools anymore. They consider them a joke.
“students cannot use school-issued laptops to send or display offensive messages or pictures, “
I’m offended by everyone’s desktop backgrounds. Yes, I know that’s the default with the Microsoft logo - I hate Microsoft. Plain blue? Promoting sexist streotypes? Go ahead, pick a picture. I can be offended all day.
The neutering of America continues.
All our men will ultimately look and act just like diane feinstein.
I stand with the school on this one. This picture of a gun could easily have killed a student or a teacher, if it fell into the wrong hands.
*Yes, that is the flag of Yugoslavia.
After seeing that picture I am crapping my pants. /sarc
Florence, AZ is a smaller town and not a liberal bong-water like these other wacky gun hysteric stories come from. I am sure there are local school board members who are not the usual brain dead liberals...and wanted to quell any gun control Nazi like hysteria
The Marxist government K-12 school goal:
To raise up a nation of confused and self-hating and emasculated boy-men who are incapable of defending themselves, their families, or our nation. And...a nation of girl harpies that won't recognize a decent **man** when their very lives depend on it. Given the number of boy-men living in their mothers’ basements, the Marxists have nearly completely their mission.
Honestly.... CONSERVAITVES WAKE UP!!!!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WAKE UP!!!!!
The best way to solve this problem is to work to SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT K-12 INDOCTRINATION CAMPS!!! The socialist and godless government schools can't be reform because they **are** SOCIALIST AND GODLESS!!!!
REMOVE YOUR CHILDREN ON MONDAY!
One more thing:
Soon there will be government school teachers on this thread defending their actions in destroying America and its freedom by saying, “God called me to teach in, support, uphold, and **defend** these godless government indoctrination camps!” ( Barf!) Personally, I'd call it indigestion.
In other words, this is an “End of the Road” type of town. There is no where else to go.
If I were a student, I would use an image of two men kissing and heavily petting each other- as my screen saver.
And make sure everyone saw it.
What are they going to say? Would they dare say it was offensive?
And they certainly should. There are two type of teachers; union thugs and cowards that won't stand up to union thugs.
Florence, eh? Yes, I do believe it is in their school district.
But the mailing address should be in San Tan Valley, AZ, 85143. It’s about 400 yards from my son’s (former) house on Ganzel/Rittenhouse Rd.
Just sayin’. Second instance of shoddy reporting I’ve seen in the Phoenix area this week.
“Another appalling thought crime! We need new laws to make sure something like this doesnt happen again! How many more children are going to be exposed to this idea before we do something! The time is now! Our kids are too important!”
Good point!!! So are they investigating who put the thought of gun violence in his head? How did he find that picture on the Internet, and what is being done about the person posting it? Did that person not know that the picture could be accessed by a MINOR?