Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Nuts… Second Grader Suspended for Holding a Pencil Like a Gun (Video)
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT by servo1969

The liberal insanity continues… Little seven-year-old Christopher Marshall was suspended from school for holding a pencil like a gun. He was pretending to be a Marine. That’s not allowed at his school.

[video]

The boy has good grades and has never caused any problems in classes before. FOX 43 reported, via Legal Insurrection:

A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises.

Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other.

“When I asked him about it, he said, ‘Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy,’” said Paul Marshall, the boy’s father. “It’s as simple as that.”

Christopher’s father was a Marine for many years. He thinks school leaders overreacted.

“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,” said Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for Suffolk Public Schools.

The Suffolk school system has a “zero tolerance policy” when it comes to weapons. And, Bradshaw admits, that policy has tightened up in recent years because of widely publicized school shootings.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; childgunsuspension; childsuspended; christopher; driver; gun; guncontrol; marshall; pencil; policy; secondamendment; suffolk; suspended; tolerance; virginia; zero; zerotolerance
Public schools nowadays are designed for little girls and they want entire classes filled with children who act like most little girls. Sit still, don't make noise, come over here, do this, hold hands, play nice, no aggression, no fighting... Most little boys are naturally more aggressive than most little girls. They don't have ADD, they aren't anti-social, they don't need medicine! They're perfectly normal! A boy must learn to control his aggression. It's part of becoming a man. Playing sports, playing cops and robbers, playing army, racing each other on the playground, seeing who's the strongest or fastest is all part of normal development for boys. Modern public schools don't want that. They want quiet and calmness. So they crush little boys down into a mold of gender neutral-ness. Their rules are designed to teach little boys to be passive and compliant. Teachers used to be interested in harnessing boy's traits for the good of society. Now they regard the spiritedness of these little males as something that must be broken.

“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,”

No, it's just a pencil. If a pencil is a real weapon when a child pretends it's a gun then I guess my behind is a real wind instrument and a f@rt is a 'whole' note.

1 posted on 05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT by servo1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: servo1969
"I guess my behind is a real wind instrument and a f@rt is a 'whole' note. "

No that would be a cannon and a chemical weapon.

2 posted on 05/07/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT by DannyTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969
The laws don't make any sense.
The laws aren't supposed to make any sense.
Ruling over the peasants is a whole lot easier if everything is arbitrary and nothing makes any sense except "I'm in charge here".
3 posted on 05/07/2013 9:39:56 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (T)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

How stupid are these people? When I told my son he could not have sweets, it’s all he could think about. This ridiculous strategy may backfire.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 9:41:28 AM PDT by marstegreg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

The schools are doing backflips in an effort to demonize guns and by extention demonize you. Its easy to dismiss it as idiocy, in which case these people are too stupid to educate your children.

But its a conscious effort at brain-washing. Which means they are too evil to be allowed access to your children.

Get your kids out of public school.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 9:41:29 AM PDT by marron
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,”

Well, if an LGBTQ pulls down his pants, and makes a gun noise, what is the school going to do?

Call his wee wee a weapon?

Or laud his courage and protect him from bullies?

Need to pass some new laws, I guess, to forbid this kind of thing!


6 posted on 05/07/2013 9:42:55 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

With a little practice, you’ll be ripping out melodies.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 9:42:59 AM PDT by John Freeman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

From fox43tv.com: “And while Christopher can play freely at home, he says he won’t pretend to play with guns at school in the future.”

Suffolk school system: ‘Mission accomplished.’


8 posted on 05/07/2013 9:43:47 AM PDT by servo1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marron
The boy has good grades and has never caused any problems in classes before.

Some Christian private school teachers will be happy to have him as a student.
9 posted on 05/07/2013 9:44:45 AM PDT by Resettozero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

The best thing that has ever happened to this kid is being thrown out of pulik skools. Keep him out and it could change his life for the better a thousandfold.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 9:45:12 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

As a child I made Thompson sub-machine guns out of two pieces od wood. I rode a tobacco stick with a piece of string tied to it as a horse. We built cabins in the woods with hatchets and nails pilfered from my dad’s supply. We even climbed tall trees and sometimes fell out of them. I sat on the farm tractor and pretended it was a race car.My bicycle a tank.

Todays kids sit in front of the TV and wiggle their fingers to kill all sorts of people ,police included in their video games and this nutbag teacher wants to ruin this child’s imagination .

Bad enough to have her for a teacher. This child should just thank his stars she isn’t his mother.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 9:46:53 AM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

I love yr post. Couldn’t have been said better. With all this crappy politically correct hype happening in the schools, I really wonder what the parents are saying. I am guessing that some of these parents are not all raging right wingers—many are probably not political at all. But when a school does this to your kid, you are suddenly going to get political. Keep it up teachers—you’re going to drive more and more folks to the right due to your idiocy. Since we are on this topic. I wonder if these idiotic SOB’s do the same thing in minority communities with little 6&7 yr old black and latino boys? A little boy is a little boy. They probably don’t do anything because their liberalness inhibits them.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (I hope the FEMA camps are comfortable when they come for me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #13 Removed by Moderator

To: DannyTN

“No that would be a cannon and a chemical weapon.”

Also known as a bazooka and a burrito.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 9:50:56 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: marron

“Get your kids out of public school.”

If I were those parents, the kid wouldn’t go back to that school. He’ll learn more if they home school reading, writing, math, history, and he follows his father around learning from him.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 9:52:42 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye
“The best thing that has ever happened to this kid is being thrown out of pulik skools.”

IMHO It's not even about that. It's about the schools brainwashing and conditioning the kids. Now every kid at that school knows behavior like this will cause consequences.

What would happen if every kid in that school did the same thing at the same time? would they suspend them all?

16 posted on 05/07/2013 9:52:59 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

We were watching the NBC Nightly News before the Bruins game last night. They had a segment on some kids. One of the guys remarked that the boys acted more like little girls than the little girls did. Another is a Softball coach and said the girls have better arms than the boys in Pee Wee baseball.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 9:54:20 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: servo1969
“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made.”

This is known as "magical thinking", the supposition that one can alter the nature of reality at will. It used to be considered prima facie evidence of mental illness.

Today, it is considered a normal means of comprehension, and a reliable guide to decision-making, especially in the Liberal Indoctrination Facilities once known as "public schools".

18 posted on 05/07/2013 9:56:24 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969
“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,” said Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for Suffolk Public Schools.

No, Ms Bradshaw, that is a pencil being a toy. A pencil could be a weapon but gun noises would be superfluous. I suggest all children be limited to chalk and finger paints forthwith, because even a goose quill might, just might, be used as a weapon.

19 posted on 05/07/2013 9:57:19 AM PDT by heartwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969
Don't forget, to a liberal a pencil has a barrel with lead in it.

By their definition, that has to be a gun.


LOL

20 posted on 05/07/2013 9:59:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

If the pencil had been black, mechanical and loaded with extra lead...An Assault Pencil!


21 posted on 05/07/2013 9:59:41 AM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

My son told me they’re no longer allowed to make “finger guns” at school when he’s playing cops & robbers with his friends on the playground. He said it was dumb, and what should he do? I said “cops also carry tazers and billy-clubs...pretend to use those. Maybe play “Cops with Iron Man Blasters”, or “Cops with Rocket Launchers”...lol

I’m sure I’ll get another note sent home in the next few days.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 9:59:59 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: V_TWIN

That would be a beautiful protest. All of the kids simultaneously pointing their ‘finger guns’ at the teachers and going ‘pew pew pew.’ And continue doing it every day until the whole thing is dropped. Do it at recess, do it a lunch, walking to and from school, in the classes and halls. Everywhere all the kids making ‘finger guns’ and ‘shooting’ everyone and everything around.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 10:06:16 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

It’s reaching the point where parents need to say, “Alright, you people are obviously too stupid to teach my child. We won’t be returning.”


24 posted on 05/07/2013 10:07:34 AM PDT by servo1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

Today’s teachers are so Politically Correct they have become stupid...void of any common sense what’s so ever! Whenever possible...home school your precious children or debrief them every day when they come home.


25 posted on 05/07/2013 10:09:44 AM PDT by yoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,”

A pencil is a weapon if it’s sharp and thrown at someone. This was not done.

“pointed in a threatening way” The boys were playing. There was a simulation of a threat, not a threat. Liberals don’t know the difference between an action and a depiction of an action.

“gun noises” A mouth can not make a gun noise. A mouth can attempt to simulate a bang, but it can not reproduce the sound of a gun. A reproduction of a sound is not the sound.

This is not insanity. This is mind control. This is an attempt to criminalize the thought of a gun.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 10:12:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969
Check out the school board for Suffolk Public Schools. All but one is a former teacher. The other is a community activist. The school superintendent is one of Obama's people. This is like having the fox guard the hen house.
27 posted on 05/07/2013 10:13:37 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

“that policy has tightened up in recent years because of widely publicized school shootings. “

A psychopath shoots children, and a boy points a pencil and makes noises attempting to simulate the sound of a gun. What is the connection? Only a liberal with his head up his a$$ would see a connection.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 10:15:54 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

The progressive/submissive movement is really out of hand.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 10:17:57 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969
It’s reaching the point where parents need to say, “Alright, you people are obviously too stupid to teach my child. We won’t be returning.”

I sincerely wish more parents would take action to protest this "zero tolerance" insanity. Perhaps they could organize a week-long boycott of the school, which would affect its average daily attendance (ADA) numbers. If the school depends on ADA for funding, such a protest would hit where it hurts.

30 posted on 05/07/2013 10:19:25 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

This isn’t just about guns. This is teaching people to obey passively even the silliest of irrationality and to do it without question or pay the consequences. Hence, the over-reaction toward anyone who steps out of line. Kids find themselves, not merely at the principle’s office, but oft-times handcuffed and arrested for nothing. This is new, its purposeful, and the purpose is not good.

This is intended to turn your kids into sheep. Uneducated sheep, at that.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT by marron
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969
“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,” said Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for Suffolk Public Schools.

So that is all one needs to do to get the graphite core to eject at high velocity from the pencil? Who knew? So very helpful now that regular ammo is so scarce.

32 posted on 05/07/2013 10:31:46 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

Another reason why we homeschool.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 10:43:17 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Venturer
As a child I made Thompson sub-machine guns out of two pieces of wood.

I high school shop class (metal and wood shop) In built a replica of a Kentucky log rifle. It looked beautiful and fully functional when done. Yet it was non-functional (half bore). I received an "A" in both classes and donated it to the school which then displayed it in the main trophy display case near the main entrance. This was in 1977.

How far we have fallen by letting the Liberal weenies have their say. The pendulum needs to swing the other way and fast.

34 posted on 05/07/2013 10:43:23 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

I remember a few years ago when a little girl brought a Tweety Bird key chain to school with her house key on it. It had about 2 inches of jewelry chain. She was suspended for bringing a weapon to school. “A chain is a chain. We have zero tolerance.”


35 posted on 05/07/2013 10:48:08 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,”

A pencil is only a weapon if you stab someone with it. It is NOT a GUN. Anyone who thinks a pencil is a gun is mentally defective and should not be employed by a school. Anyone who thinks a child should be suspended from school for pretending a pencil is a gun is mentally defective.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 11:00:20 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

“It’s reaching the point where parents need to say, “Alright, you people are obviously too stupid to teach my child. We won’t be returning.””

We cannot abandon the schools and leave these crazy leftys in charge to infect the thousands of kids who remain. They must be ridiculed and hounded out of the school system as too stupid and incompetant to be educators. Once this type of idiocy results in some heads rolling it will stop.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 11:04:02 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: servo1969

course, a pencil in the hands of a Marine IS a real weapon.


38 posted on 05/07/2013 11:32:44 AM PDT by stylin19a (Oboma -> Fredo smart)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sender

I remember that too. I believe it was in Georgia. The father said he was removing his daughter.


39 posted on 05/07/2013 2:03:46 PM PDT by goldi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: servo1969
“A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,”

No, a pencil is a weapon when I thrust it up from under your ribcage, right left and center, damaging your lungs and heart and causing death.

40 posted on 05/07/2013 2:30:50 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts
How far we have fallen by letting the Liberal weenies have their say. The pendulum needs to swing the other way and fast.

Unfortunately, the only way to start that pendulum swinging back is to start kicking liberal @$$e$ early and often, until they are afraid to pull crap like that.

41 posted on 05/07/2013 2:37:10 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Brooklyn Attitude
A pencil is only a weapon if you stab someone with it.

And it's a very effective weapon. A guy provoked a fight with me, and ended up with a chunk of my pencil embedded in his arm. He backed off. They can take your guns and knives, but they haven't yet taken away our pens and pencils.

42 posted on 05/07/2013 3:57:03 PM PDT by roadcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson