Skip to comments.School Confiscates Cupcakes Decorated with Toy Soldiers
Posted on 03/09/2013 6:47:36 AM PST by EXCH54FE
A Michigan elementary school is defending its decision to confiscate a third-graders batch of homemade cupcakes because the birthday treats were decorated with plastic green Army soldiers.
Casey Fountain tells me that the principal of his son's elementary school called the cupcakes "insensitive" -- in light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
"It disgusted me," he said. "It's vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers."
Fountain's wife made a batch of 30 chocolate cupcakes for their son Hunter's classmates at Schall Elementary School in the town of Caro. The 9-year-old helped decorate the treats with plastic figurines representing World War Two soldiers.
The following morning Fountain said his wife delivered the cupcakes to the front office. The secretary complimented her on the decorations and then took the cakes to Hunter's class.
"About 15 minutes later the school called my wife and told her the couldn't serve the cupcakes because the soldiers had guns," Fountain said. "My wife told them to remove the soldiers and serve the cupcakes anyway -- and I believe she may have used more colorful language."
The school complied and confiscated the soldiers -- sending them home with Hunter in a bag.
"I was offended," Fountain said. "I support our soldiers and what they stand for. These (plastic soldiers) are representations of World War Two soldiers - our greatest generation. If they aren't allowed in our schools -- who is?"
Principal Susan Wright released a statement to local media defending the decision.
"These are toys that were commonplace in the past," she wrote. "However, some parents prohibit all guns as toys. In light of that difference, the school offered to replace the soldiers with another item and the soldiers were returned home with the student."
"Living in a democratic society entails respect for opposing opinions," she stated. "In the climate of recent events in schools we walk a delicate balance in teaching non-violence in our buildings and trying to ensure a safe, peaceful atmosphere."
Fountain said it was beyond outrageous to compare American soldiers to deranged mass murderers.
When will this PC action stop???
An amazing example of doublethink; not that this school drone would know the meaning of "doublethink".
The mom should have said they were environmental soldiers fighting for the environment since they were green and all ....
As see refuses to allow any opinion other than her own.
If we were attacked would the schools allow our soldiers to protect us?
I noticed the kid’s name is Hunter. With those people in charge, it won’t be long until he gets kicked out of that school.
Her son was allowed to bring cupcakes to school? Even without the soldiers, many schools do not allow cupcakes. The reasoning goes anywhere from possible tampering to health reasons.
These people are morons.
>>>As see refuses to allow any opinion other than her own.>>>
The very definition of liberal is “free from bigotry.” So today “liberal” means being a bigot.
The schools will have no trouble with toy soldiers when the ‘new army’ marches off to massacre US citizens and their extended families.
They just won’t tolerate the conservative troops.
Political Correctness Run Amok. Next, will be the Pledge Allegiance to the UN, wait a minute it is already happening in Virginia suburbs of DC. Probably will outlaw books soon, because a book can cause bodily harm and brain damage. Brain damage because the child will think differently than the educational system desires.
Either that or withdraw them.
God bless you for correcting me..I will have a wonderful day knowing i have someone watching my back..Hope you have a wonderful day..Maybe if you are lucky you will find another mistake from someone else..
I’m counting on it.
Punctuation is your friend.
This “zero tolerance” policy is actually “zero common sense” policy....
If the cupcakes had rainbow frosting to celebrate homosexuality, that would have been permitted. It all depends on whether someone offends liberal politically correct sensitivities.
When I went over they’re, I found they had already ridden there motorcycles away. Someone standing their said that they went back to there homes.