Skip to comments.Palmer kindergartener disciplined after bringing quarter-sized toy gun onto school bus (MA)
Posted on 05/28/2013 6:33:01 AM PDT by libertarian27
A mother says she's upset over the punishment her 6-year-old kindergartener is facing after the Old Mill Pond Elementary School student boarded a school bus last week with a Lego plastic gun about the size of a quarter.
"I think they overreacted, totally," Mieke Crane told abc40.
The tiny toy gun is the type that snaps into the hands of a Lego figure, and another student saw it and yelled to the driver. Both Crane's son and the student who alerted the driver had to apologize, according to Crane, who says her son also must serve detention on Tuesday. Palmer school officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
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And thus, another innocent child is brainwashed into thinking all "guns" are evil, allowing some future iteration of the government to "protect us" by taking away our guns.
Was it loaded?
WTF??? Kindergarteners had to apologize? For what? This is insanity. Why did they need to apologize to anyone? Its Orwellian.
But a quarter-sized condom would have been just fine.
I pity the kids whose parents condemn them to child abuse at the hands of “educators”.
Parents cant save the schools, but they can save their own children.
Wait— was it loaded with tiny Lego bullets or a **GASP** tiny Lego magazine?
I swear there needs to be a cartoon character caped crusade who makes it his business to haunt and embarrass each official associated with these types of reports and discipline.
Don’t send him back there next year and let them know why.
What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something thats not cool, that its not acceptable, its not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.
One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well is that we just have to be repetitive about this. Its not enough to simply have a catchy ad on a Monday and then do it every Monday. We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.
It's time to take your kids out of public indoctrination centers.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread.
If he had brought the tiny Lego cop that came with the tiny Lego gun would that have been ok? Then the 2" weapon would have been safely in the possession of a trained 2" officer.
This nation has gone mad.
Exactly. When these kids go through all 12 grades, turn 18, and vote, they will not vote for pro-2A candidates.
This is massive brainwashing.
It seems that the anti-freedom brainwashing process is nearing "end game".
When I read this article I thought my head was going to explode just from trying to understand a mindset that would support this logic
Posted on May 28, 2013 by Robert Farago
Charles Eisendrath (courtesy mjfellows.org)
TTAG reader Dale clocked theatlantic.coms Guns for Hunting People Are Different: Legislation Should Reflect That and asked So now were hunting people? His email drew our attention to this excerpt: In most states, it is illegal to hunt animals or birds with more than six rounds in a rifle or three in a shotgun. Why? Because if you cant kill within those limits you need remedial marksmanship (of the sort NRA Executive Vice President Wayne R. La Pierre might require to bring reportedly poor marksmanship up to snuff). Dale begs to differ. Um, no, the idea is to give some of the game a chance to get away so that it can replenish. And it just gets worse from there. Allow me . . .
Assault rifles are rifles of mass destruction. We shouldnt be trying to make it safe to have them on the street. Its too late for that. We need to restrict homicide weapons to those licensed to hunt humans, in law enforcement and the military. Read at:
We may fight against gun control, but in reality, we are a decade or two from confiscation (if that long).
We have allowed them to raise a generation that will be reflexively anti-gun. With a passion they will give away the America right to bear arm.
The toy was clearly not a gun or even a replica - if we were to allow that replica guns have been used in crime, and thus to provide a school the fig leaf to ban them.
Even with “zero tolerance” this is beyond the pale.
Once the school made the kids apologize, it shows that officials clearly understood the nature of the toy. Detention is completely unwarranted.
What next - criminals must apologize, serve time out and then it stays off their permanent record?
The ammo was in a high capacity clip in his pocket, cleverly disguised as a Pez dispenser with extremely powerful bullets designed specificly to kill our babies.
I guess playing the board game “Clue”, with its two inch revolver would be out of the question.
I tell you this crap will stop when someone organizes an entire grade or more to bring in squirt guns, pictures of guns, pencils held as guns, finger guns, you name it and the school has to discipline all of them. What are they gonna do then, shut an entire school down? Call the police on an entire class? I doubt it. Maybe then the community and police will force this crap to stop.
Lets call and see if they have an explanation for this:
Welcome To Old Mill Pond School
4107 Main Street
Palmer, Massachusetts 01069-1869
The left is trying to demonize anything having to do with guns that aren’t under the control of the State.
Did they find the concealed pop tart in his stomach?
It’s also possible that the kid who told the bus driver is just a bully and wanted to get the first kid in trouble.
My son made the mistake of bringing a BB pistol to school. He had to attend an alternate school for the rest of the year. They told us that if it had been loaded criminal charges would have been in order!
Zero tolerance rules are nothing but a way to prepare the people for a totalitarian regime. Absolute obedience with no delay is the only thing acceptable.
Fire all the teachers, bus drivers and Administration involved in this. Retarded people should not be teaching school classes. Perhaps they can work for the EPA, they are of like minds in making mountains out of mole hills.
Private school or home school. we took our youngest two out 3 years ago and haven’t looked back.
In which case, I'm sure, another kid would've yelled at the bus driver about the "bully"!
No guns! No bullies! Just be an unarmed little sheep and let daddy government protect you.
The anti gun generation will be killed off in mass, thereby reseting the equation. What is left of the next generation will be staunchly pro gun and anti marxist.
No, but Palmer school officials are.
Just say no to detention.
Let’s have a Lego gun turn-in event!
Everyone, mail in your child’s Lego guns to:
Old Mill Pond School
4107 Main Street
Palmer, Massachusetts 01069-1869
Be sure to enclose a letter expressing your gratitude to them for keeping Lego guns off the street!
I’m with you! I thought of dropping all kinds of toy guns on school property, but your idea is better. This craziness needs to stop!
You’re probably right.
I’m glad my own children are grown, but heaven help us when they have their own. I may have to homeschool my grandchildren, and will do it happily if their parents agree to let me. (Private schools have plenty of problems, too.)
It’s all part of the liberals’ program of making kids either fear the possession or or hate guns. Nothing new here.
The Curse of Obamanation continues to Move Forward.
“...Mieke Crane is the mother of the six-year-old kindergarten student who brought the gun on the bus.
I think they over-reacted totally. I totally do, said Crane.”
It’s conditioning, Pavlov-style.
FREAK on the kid at the mere mention or sight of a toy gun, and he/she automatically relates the object with fear of punishment.
They know exactly what they’re doing to our kids.
I taught my kids at very young ages to shoot. They were immune to all this bullsh*t by the time they got into school.
The last days of kindergarten and he gets detention? Ha, as if kindergarten is required. Short of homeschooling, the kid’s parents should tell the school where they could put the big bad scary weapon and pull the kid out of school so he can have a longer summer vacation.
They most certainly can but refuse to step up. They can be the squeaky wheel at the PTO. They can go to the school board meetings to voice their opinions. They can run for school board. They can volunteer at school. They can get hired at the school. They can get to know the teachers and principal. They can send letters to the editor of the local newspaper. They can get other parents together to protest ridiculous rules. The school wouldn't exist without the parents' tax dollars so the parents have a huge say in how the school operates.
Where the hell is common sense??? Why didn’t the bus driver tell the kid to shut up, it’s a toy?? And more importantly, why did he have to report it to “the authorities”? How stupid are we to continue down this commie path? THAT should be who’s in detention, not the kid that brought the toy.
Over-sized for liberals.
Communist educators should be shoved against a bullet-pocked wall to stare at some real guns.