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7-year-old playing an imaginary game at school gets "dispended" for real (Article and Video)
Fox 31 ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Mitchell and Julie Hayden

Posted on 02/05/2013 12:02:06 AM PST by beaversmom

LOVELAND, Colo. — A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing.

The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play.

“I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” says Alex Evans, who doesn’t understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it.

“It’s called ‘rescue the world,’” he says.

He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a box with pretend evil forces inside.

“I pretended the box, there’s something shaking in it, and I go ‘pshhh.’”

The boy didn’t throw anything real or make any threats against anyone. He explains he was pretending to be the hero. “So nothing can get out and destroy the world.”

But his imaginary play broke the school’s real rules. The school lists “absolutes” designed to keep a safe environment. The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary.

“Honestly I don’t think the rule is very realistic for kids this age,” says Alex’s mom Mandie Watkins.

Alex is like a lot of 2nd graders, perpetual motion. His mom says the little boy doesn’t understand why pretending to be a soldier was wrong. “I think that when a child is trying to save the world, I don’t think he should be punished for it.”

At least one other parent FOX31 Denver talked to agrees with her.

“That’s just a boy growing up,” says Elliott Orozco. “That’s what I did and I didn’t become a bad guy.”

Nevertheless, Alex will be playing at home rather than in the school yard because his mom says he’ll stay home until this can be worked out.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: arth; boydispended; childdispended; childsuspended; dispended; guncontrol; gunhysteria; schoolgunhysteria; secondamendment; studentsuspended; zerotolerance

1 posted on 02/05/2013 12:02:15 AM PST by beaversmom
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Lord, what would’ve happened to our generation under these NEA harpies? Everybody in my neighborhood had 2-3 or more cap guns, rifles or plastic machine guns. My dad had just retired from the Marine Corps, so I had all his gear and my mom made me some khaki uniforms from his cast-offs, with a little overseas cap and a play 1903 Springfield.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 12:08:48 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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Poor little boy from the story. He doesn’t understand what he did “wrong”. These people that come up with this stuff are completely ridiculous and they should be made to feel like what utter fools they are.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 12:11:52 AM PST by beaversmom
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the wussification of america continues....

at this rate, the portuguese army will be able to invade and take us over....maybe the lesbians can hold em off


4 posted on 02/05/2013 12:23:30 AM PST by bagster
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To: beaversmom

Let me get this straight:

They have a rule against 7 year old boys imagining.

OK Got it.

AND WE LET THESE DUMB ASSES TEACH OUR CHILDREN?????


5 posted on 02/05/2013 12:27:17 AM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: beaversmom
Poor little boy from the story. He doesn’t understand what he did “wrong”. These people that come up with this stuff are completely ridiculous and they should be made to feel like what utter fools they are.

Now we know what that little boy must have done, I mean the poor kid waiting in the principal's office when Uncle Buck walked in.

Where is Uncle Buck when you need him. :(

6 posted on 02/05/2013 12:28:58 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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10 posted on 02/05/2013 12:31:04 AM PST by narses
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11 posted on 02/05/2013 12:31:12 AM PST by narses
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To: beaversmom
These people that come up with this stuff are completely ridiculous and they should be made to feel like what utter fools they are.

Well, you know, it's on them. Don't they know it? They must. Just like all the "good germans" knew it.

12 posted on 02/05/2013 12:53:00 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a young boy we had ‘rubber guns’, pistols and rifles, using bands cut from inner tubes. Some were even multi shot. We also had weed spears when we were the Indians. Sometimes we even used ‘sling’ shooters to play cops and robbers. When we were a bit older we even went to real war and fought Japs and Nazis. Things were tough in those days but we had a very good USA.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 12:55:29 AM PST by noinfringers2
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To: beaversmom
For the science fair, my 6th grade son tested paint-balls shot with CO2 vs compressed air for accuracy and distance. When he took this into school:

simply to be part of the display, his teacher gave him an "A" and everyone loved his project.

14 posted on 02/05/2013 12:57:38 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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So what state was this? Texamaximus ?


15 posted on 02/05/2013 1:12:06 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: beaversmom

They’re following orders...ridiculously stupid orders, but orders none the less. No risk, no matter how remote, can be tolerated. There’s no longer such a thing as acceptable risk. All must be controlled.

There’s a sickness in America. Our culture is diseased, and I think it’s spiritual in nature. I don’t know what else to say about it or how to solve it, but I see it all around me.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 1:12:46 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: beaversmom

Don’t cha know, today boys should be playing hop scotch and jacks, yoga and dance....and the girls should be learning jujitsu, karate, kick boxing, power weight lifting, and the economics of how to spend your ex’s hard earned money.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 1:14:05 AM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: beaversmom

Parents who love their children need to keep them far, far away from the government schools.
Like, yesterday.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 1:15:08 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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my son made a catapult for his science project


19 posted on 02/05/2013 1:24:57 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: beaversmom

School is now designed to turn little boys into little girls.
Little boys are being taught to suppress their healthy and natural aggression or face being treated as ‘bad.’
AGGRESSION IS ALWAYS WRONG.
USING STRENGTH TO WIN IS NEVER RIGHT.
That’s the lesson being taught.
Be like a little girl; Hold hands. Hug. Talk it out.
Or you will be cast out.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 2:22:08 AM PST by servo1969
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To: beaversmom; metmom
So what are the parents going to do about it?

Are they going to stand by and let it happen or are they going to stand up.

If the parents let this happen with out a fight they are setting a bad example, even if they lose they will teach him that some things are worth fighting for.

21 posted on 02/05/2013 2:34:24 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: beaversmom

With this evidence added to the mountain of similar evidence that leftwing NEA idiots and traitors have taken over our public school systems, does anyone really think the kids are getting any kind of real education?

It’s time to bring these people to justice with indictments for child abuse, trials, convictions, and hard sentences.

Oops, I forgot. Prosecutors and judges were largely educated in public school systems.

... never mind.


22 posted on 02/05/2013 2:41:54 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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The mother’s comments sounded lukewarm and too ready to “work it out.”


23 posted on 02/05/2013 3:36:05 AM PST by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: beaversmom

All over the country people have been following the story of brave men who rescued a little boy from a bad man. Will there be little boys who grow up to be brave men who will rescue other little children?


24 posted on 02/05/2013 3:51:19 AM PST by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: beaversmom
What a sad state we are in. My boys go to Catholic school, but unfortunately I don't think their reaction would be too much different.. hopefully we never have to test it.

My boys are 8 and 9 now, both have been shooting since they were 5. the each have their very own Henry single shot bolt action. We feel like we have acclimated them quite well from a firearms perspective. Unfortunately, we now ALSO have to teach them about an even bigger danger: the stupid public.

We all have an agreement and that is we all understand that within our family, we understand tools and firearms. We also understand that many other people NOT in our family are quite illiterate when it comes to guns and they panic like scared wildlife if they even see one. The boys know the score and they know to just not talk about it and expose themselves to the ignorant side of society. Unfortunately, it's much more work teaching my kids about the idiots than it is gun safety and proper firearms use.

25 posted on 02/05/2013 4:03:26 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: beaversmom

This is actually, literally psychotic. The suppression of the normal childhood imagination will turn the aggression inward. This is worse than beating a child with a belt.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 4:10:28 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: servo1969

Even girls have imaginary kingdoms that they defend against enemies.


27 posted on 02/05/2013 4:13:40 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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"This is actually, literally psychotic. The suppression of the normal childhood imagination will turn the aggression inward. This is worse than beating a child with a belt."

You have to wonder how much of this total suppressive behavior conditioning increases the risk for future mass murderers due to the explosion when the conditioning breaks down.

28 posted on 02/05/2013 4:20:58 AM PST by Truth29
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Our school are teaching our kids to be wimps and faggots.

Don’t fight back when that bully picks on you , it’s time for your homo classes, don’t point your fingers like a gun,no you cannot have an aspirin , but you can have this pack of rubbers.


29 posted on 02/05/2013 4:51:37 AM PST by Venturer
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To: beaversmom

America is no longer the home of the free and the brave. It’s the home of PC pansified wimps begging our enemies to take over.


30 posted on 02/05/2013 5:08:15 AM PST by bgill
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To: beaversmom

Aw come on guys, everybody knows the new way to “save the world” is through the “liberal approach”. We have to appease our enemies. If we are really nice to them they won’t hate us any more. They will become our friends. We have to be more understanding of their culture. The new game in town is: Cater to the Islamist


31 posted on 02/05/2013 5:08:48 AM PST by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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If all the students were in the auditorium and spontaneously threw imaginary grenades and pointed fingers like guns yelling bang, bang...would they all be suspended?
32 posted on 02/05/2013 5:15:49 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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The parent should demand that all pencils, books, belts and any other object that can be potentially used as a weapon in the school be removed and in lieu of that interpretation of the policy her son should be allowed back in school due to the fact the policy as it stands is not being enforced uniformely by the administration.


33 posted on 02/05/2013 5:38:19 AM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: beaversmom
Let me get this straight:

They have a rule against 7 year old boys imagining.

OK Got it.

AND WE LET THESE DUMB ASSES TEACH OUR CHILDREN?????....

You nailed it Honey! It’s time to get these dumb asses removed from the schools and school boards. Common sense is not so common any longer. We need to start right in the schools since these people spend too much time with our kids, brainwashing them. We have to take this country back! It may take generations but we have to start some time and now is as good as any. Get on our school boards and take charge.


34 posted on 02/05/2013 5:44:44 AM PST by Progov
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Really? Never heard of this game, but, then girls have changed a bunch since I was a little girl.

The left has been working really hard on turning little girls away from baby dolls like I had. The emphasis has gone from role playing as a mother to role playing as a glam girl like Barbie. Then there are the Bratz dolls who look like prostitutes.

The left has been very successful in corrupting the world view of children. Sad, sad world we have.


35 posted on 02/05/2013 5:49:51 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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Lillywhite, Colorado: Now I’ll be the pixie that brings Martin Luther King’s Love to all the children of the world and we’ll dialogue about how that love and respect can spread throughout our community.

Compton, Ca: I’ll bust a cap in your skinny azz and rape your woman and then I’ll go to prison and you can be my prison wife. Then you get jealous and then we’ll have a brawl in the cafeteria.


36 posted on 02/05/2013 5:52:07 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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“The school lists “absolutes” designed to keep a safe environment. The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary.”

Educators are taking the stand that ANY exposure to guns, or other weapons, will ultimately lead to the children WANTING to use those items.

Regardless of the lack of common sense in their position, I have to ask them that if the exposure to “guns or weapons” will make the children want to use those items, then what is the reasoning behind their constant desire to expose these same children to sex?

I’d say that not only is their position filled with hypocracy, but it also exposes their perversions.


37 posted on 02/05/2013 5:52:23 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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The school lists “absolutes” designed to keep a safe environment. The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary.

So I assume they don't talk about wars in the history classes? Or are kids not permitted to talk about wars outside of class? This is insanity.

38 posted on 02/05/2013 6:01:37 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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Thought control...... ful communist mind control


39 posted on 02/05/2013 6:03:14 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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Sounds like the demagogues who made up this stupid rule are more out of touch with reality than the boy who was playing make believe. I guess it's never too early to begin to emasculate the male.

Mom ought to keep him home for good and homeschool him and give him his childhood back.

40 posted on 02/05/2013 6:13:32 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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ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

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Sounds like the demagogues who made up this stupid rule are more out of touch with reality than the boy who was playing make believe. I guess it's never too early to begin to emasculate the male.

Mom ought to keep him home for good and homeschool him and give him his childhood back.

41 posted on 02/05/2013 6:14:32 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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Liberals are the epitome of hypocrisy! They promote, endorse, and idolize the Hollywood left’s violent and vulgar on-screen movies and music videos. They condone the gaming industry’s violent portrayal of cop killers. They want to take away second amendment rights but have entourages of heavily armed body guards. Now they want to stifle creativity and imagination in elementary school students; dictate how they think. Kinda reminds me of some twentieth century Europeon and Asian nations.


42 posted on 02/05/2013 6:20:51 AM PST by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: servo1969

I would recommend that everyone watch the documentary film called “The War on Kids.” It is eye opening and left me speechless.


43 posted on 02/05/2013 7:51:51 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: dr_lew
These people that come up with this stuff are completely ridiculous and they should be made to feel like what utter fools they are.

The people that came up with this are not foolish or ridiculous. They are deadly serious. These policies were scientifically crafted, designed and tested based on what went on in Soviet gulags and North Korean prison camps. This is pure brainwashing. They want to deliberately create automatons that can't resist because the very idea of resistance has been purged from their minds.

44 posted on 02/05/2013 7:54:52 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: beaversmom
Should have told the teachers he was bombing the World Trade Center for Allah.

They wouldn't have dared done a thing.

45 posted on 02/05/2013 8:19:18 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: beaversmom

Zero tolerance, “real or imaginary”.


46 posted on 02/05/2013 9:00:14 AM PST by Rodamala
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Good thing talking about sex and sex techniques won’t make the kids want that...


47 posted on 02/05/2013 9:17:23 AM PST by LastNorwegian
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Not far from Ft. Collins, and like Ft. Collins, according to some of its residents, very conservative. Yeah, right. I’ve worked in schools. Some of the teachers hated boys in general. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s been in a university education program during the past thirty years or so.


48 posted on 02/05/2013 1:19:42 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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