Skip to comments.WA:Edmonds school’s nerf gun incident goes national and viral
Posted on 06/07/2013 5:43:43 AM PDT by marktwain
KVIs John Carlson returning from a short break Wednesday morning wasted no time zeroing in on an incident at an Edmonds elementary school that is making national headlines via The Drudge Report, and in the process underscoring once again the down side of zero tolerance policies.
The story was first reported by KOMO, Seattles ABC affiliate, a few days ago and has now reached across the country. Long story short, several sixth grade boys brought nerf guns to Chase Lake Elementary School, allegedly with permission from their teacher for a class probability project that involved the effects of shooting the guns 100 times.
But the youngsters never got the chance. KOMO noted that 12-year-old boys, being what they are, decided to try out the guns before the school doors opened.
This report coincides with another incident in Maryland, also reported Wednesday morning on Drudge, involving the suspension of an 11-year-old who mentioned guns on the bus ride home. According to WMAL News, that boy, a student at Northern Middle School in Owings, said, I wish I had a gun to protect everyone.
His father, identified as Bruce Henkelman of Huntingtown, reportedly explained, He wanted to defeat the bad guys. That's the context of what he said. He wanted to be the hero.
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There is no zero tolerance with communist madmen. Only sub-zero tolerance.
****These zero-tolerance polices stem from the Gun Free School Zone Act of 1996 ****
But the real anti-gun madness began back in 1968 after the murder of Bobby Kennedy.
My wife’s lib sister lives in Edmunds, which is just north of Seattle. We’ve visited, and while quaint, it’s obvious how progressive the people are.
They want us to think they are insane. They aren’t. This is all about criminalizing the thought of a gun.
Methinks someone at the school need to write on the board 10,000 times....."a toy is not a gun".