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Law Firm: Fifth-Grader Suspended for 'Shooting' Imaginary 'Arrow' at Classmate
cnsnews.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Craig Bannister

Posted on 12/05/2013 7:38:14 PM PST by grundle

On Wednesday, the Rutherford Institute announced it has come to the defense of a 10-year-old boy who was suspended under a school zero tolerance policy for shooting an imaginary "arrow" at a fellow classmate, using nothing more than his hands and his imagination.

Additionally, Rutherford Institute says the student has been threatened with expulsion for his make-believe actions, which were a response to another student "shooting" an imaginary gun at him:

"Johnny Jones, a fifth grader at South Eastern Middle School, was suspended for a day and threatened with expulsion under the school's weapons policy after playfully using his hands to draw the bowstrings on a pretend 'bow' and 'shoot' an arrow at a classmate who had held his folder like an imaginary gun and 'shot' at Johnny. In coming to Jones' defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys have asked Rona Kaufmann, Superintendent of the South Eastern School District in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania, to rescind the suspension and remove all references to the incident from Jones' permanent school record."

"We all want to keep the schools safe, but I'd far prefer to see something credible done about actual threats, rather than this ongoing, senseless targeting of imaginary horseplay," said Rutherford Institute President John W. Whitehead.

The Rutherford Institute has given Superintendent Kaufmann until Dec. 13, 2013 to respond to its letter, after which the Institute will advise Jones' parents on how to proceed.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: catchingfire; johnnyjones; libidiots; publiceducation; publicschools; zerotolerance
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1 posted on 12/05/2013 7:38:14 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

I suppose that beating the snot out of the damned fool of a “superintendent” isn’t an option.


2 posted on 12/05/2013 7:39:50 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: grundle

Kids need to start using mentalic weapons. Totally stealth.


3 posted on 12/05/2013 7:41:05 PM PST by Ray76
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To: grundle

Never bring an imaginary arrow to an imaginary gunfight.


4 posted on 12/05/2013 7:43:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lurker

Watch out when Valentine’s Day arrives. A card to a girl with Cupid holding a bow will be grounds for expulsion. Things are getting ridiculous-er and ridiculous-er.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 7:43:33 PM PST by T Baden (Tenth Amendment Texan)
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To: grundle

Hmmm a lot of school stories , when did schools start using the Nazi Death Camp Manual ?


6 posted on 12/05/2013 7:44:43 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: grundle

They should claim that they were shooting Cupid’s arrows because they are experimenting with their gayness.

Let stupid liberal paradigms clash!! “inclusiveness” vs “zero tolerance”!


7 posted on 12/05/2013 7:45:47 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Lurker
I suppose that beating the snot out of the damned fool of a “superintendent” isn’t an option.

Maybe we've been too quick in condemning the knock out game. Just slip behind the fool and...WHAM!

8 posted on 12/05/2013 7:46:50 PM PST by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: grundle

Conditioning and brainwashing. The kids that are going through this now will have a set of conditioned reflexes when it comes to voting RKBA issues.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 7:47:39 PM PST by DBrow
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To: grundle

Does this mean William Tell is out of the curriculum?


10 posted on 12/05/2013 7:48:12 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DBrow

Weapons are eeeeeeevil!


11 posted on 12/05/2013 7:48:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Bryanw92

“Let stupid liberal paradigms clash!! ‘inclusiveness’ vs ‘zero tolerance’!”

Their heads exploding - Priceless!


12 posted on 12/05/2013 7:49:13 PM PST by Ray76
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To: grundle

Fire the administrator for gross incompetence. If he can’t tell the difference between a vague gesture and a real weapon, he is in no position to be “in loco parentis”.


13 posted on 12/05/2013 7:50:02 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: grundle

Why didn’t they make it an imaginary suspension?


14 posted on 12/05/2013 7:50:02 PM PST by stevem
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To: grundle

So, by similar reasoning, the administrator should be executed for commissioning murder because he rented a violent movie.


15 posted on 12/05/2013 7:52:18 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: grundle

Maybe the lord high school officials should imagine giving the kid an imaginary suspension.


16 posted on 12/05/2013 7:52:49 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Lurker

When I was about four years old, my eight yr. old brother shot me in the face with his BB gun. Luckily the BB hit and buried itself in my nose instead of an eye.

So, we go to a near town to the doctor and he takes out the BB in my nose. That was it. If that happened today, my brother would be put in jail and charged with intent to kill and his BB gun would be confiscated for evidence. It was an accident but it wouldn’t be today and he would be branded a near killer the rest of his life. Today, I guess the school, even though it didn’t happen at school, would expel him forever.

In those days, a BB gun was a nothing, almost considered a toy and I shot it along with my brother. It was what you did.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 7:53:46 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: grundle

They need to give this superintendant an imaginary kick in his imaginary nuts!


18 posted on 12/05/2013 7:54:02 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Lurker

You don’t shoot an arrow, you loose it.


19 posted on 12/05/2013 7:54:45 PM PST by donmeaker
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To: ctdonath2

Fire heck, they should promote him to HHS and put him in charge of the Obamacare website.

Or the IRS, so we could pay in monopoly money.


20 posted on 12/05/2013 7:56:05 PM PST by donmeaker
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To: DBrow

“The kids that are going through this now will have a set of conditioned reflexes when it comes to voting RKBA issues.”

I think they will vote PRO-RKBA after having been subjected to this outright LUNACY. Young people are generally pretty good at spotting bullshit.


21 posted on 12/05/2013 7:56:05 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: grundle
Watch out, girls! Rona is coming for your jewelry next...


22 posted on 12/05/2013 7:56:23 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: donmeaker
I've seen cheesy movies where the archers line up across from the knights, and the lead archer shouts, "Fire!"

Why on earth would he say such a thing?

23 posted on 12/05/2013 7:57:36 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: grundle

what happens if you give someone the evil eye?


24 posted on 12/05/2013 7:58:04 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I’m thinking that all “educators” are fools. To be gracious and in the spirit of Christmas, I’ll go with “most”. Merry Christmas!


25 posted on 12/05/2013 8:00:58 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
BOLO for this dangerous character


26 posted on 12/05/2013 8:01:48 PM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: grundle
Reminds me of my younger years, watching three stooge episodes every Saturday in movie theaters ... in between weekend hunting trips with my 410 shotgun.

Today's stooges are running our schools.

27 posted on 12/05/2013 8:01:56 PM PST by OldNavyVet ("Learn from science that you must doubt the experts" ... Richard Feynman)
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To: Ray76

Mentalic weapons???

Ooooh, those sound exotic. What exactly are mentalic weapons?

Ones that you use with your mind somehow?


28 posted on 12/05/2013 8:04:09 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: grundle
what about the kid who shot at him with the {file] ....folder??

Johnny Jones, a fifth grader at South Eastern Middle School, was suspended for a day and threatened with expulsion under the school's weapons policy after playfully using his hands to draw the bowstrings on a pretend 'bow' and 'shoot' an arrow at a classmate who had held his folder like an imaginary gun and 'shot' at Johnny.

no mention of suspending HIM?

the other kid must have been a son of obama
29 posted on 12/05/2013 8:07:28 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: grundle

“Caution: Mimes Shot On Sight”


30 posted on 12/05/2013 8:08:36 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: grundle

Was it Valentine’s day?


31 posted on 12/05/2013 8:10:07 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: ClearCase_guy; donmeaker

It just wouldn’t sound right to shout, “Ready! Aim! Loose!”


32 posted on 12/05/2013 8:10:48 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I must not think bad thoughts...


33 posted on 12/05/2013 8:12:53 PM PST by Ray76
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To: Frank_2001

“Young people are generally pretty good at spotting bullshit.”

Most that I talk to think we live in a democracy and that George Washington was the first president. They learned that in school.


34 posted on 12/05/2013 8:14:44 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Jack Hydrazine

OK I scooped the idea from the Foundation Trilogy.


35 posted on 12/05/2013 8:20:43 PM PST by Ray76
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To: ctdonath2

“I saw you having hateful thoughts! I saw you having hateful thoughts!”


36 posted on 12/05/2013 8:20:57 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: grundle

using his hands to draw the bowstrings on a pretend ‘bow’

Wonder what these idiots would do to my grandson who often pretends he is a scanner who can make opponent’s heads explode with his evil stare and twitching body.


37 posted on 12/05/2013 8:24:28 PM PST by Joan Kerrey (The larger the government, the smaller the people)
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To: grundle

I would have never survived today’s schools.


38 posted on 12/05/2013 8:24:33 PM PST by Gator113 ( Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Mike Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: grundle

I have shot mine imaginary arrow o’er my school
And hurt my principal’s sensitivities.


39 posted on 12/05/2013 8:32:20 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: grundle
He should have waited until Valentine's Day. He would have been embraced as a humanitarian diversity hero to all the liberal agenda minions for shooting his virtual bolt at a fellow schoolmate.
40 posted on 12/05/2013 8:58:10 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: T Baden

“Cupid holding a bow”

Before shooting the imaginary arrow, unroll an imaginary condom onto it.

Problem solved.


41 posted on 12/05/2013 9:33:23 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Marcella

When I was about four years old, my eight yr. old brother shot me in the face with his BB gun. Luckily the BB hit and buried itself in my nose instead of an eye. ...(and the rest)
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lol! I was a 12y/o brother who shot a 4y/o sister with a Daisy single-shot. I’d had the gun for years and was just trying to see if it worked (we usually carried the BBs in our mouths and just spit them into the gun after each shot, so the gun was rusted up).

Was standing in the hallway of our small house. When I cocked the gun and was closing it, it fired... straight down the hallway about 15ft. and hit little sis just above the nose, right between her eyes. She was lying in bed and facing the hallway. Scared hell out of me, because I had saved and bought a Daisy pump repeater that was many times more powerful that that old break-down single shot; that gun would have really hurt her bad.

She screamed, I screamed, Mom screamed, there was just a little blood from breaking the skin (the BB-gun was well used and weak). It did leave a little BB-sized dent.

(I resisted the urge to say we all screamed for ice cream)
I left for the Navy 6 years later and when I came home after one year, the little scar was gone. Mom had the Dr. do something to take care of that little dent.


42 posted on 12/05/2013 9:34:13 PM PST by octex
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To: ClearCase_guy
I've seen cheesy movies where the archers line up across from the knights, and the lead archer shouts, "Fire!" Why on earth would he say such a thing?

Because shouting "Loose!" just sounds lame?

43 posted on 12/05/2013 9:34:19 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: BenLurkin

To an imaginary school.


44 posted on 12/05/2013 9:38:16 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: octex

“lol! I was a 12y/o brother who shot a 4y/o sister with a Daisy single-shot.”

I imagine it was a Daisy BB gun my brother had. Maybe lots of 4 yr. old sisters got shot with a brother’s BB gun.

Well, the cops didn’t get you, either and charge you with attempted murder like they would today. BB guns were normal for boys to have. Today, they are considered killing guns and you better not have one or imitate shooting one in school.

Glad your sister was okay.


45 posted on 12/05/2013 9:54:24 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: grundle

Use a crossbow next time....


46 posted on 12/05/2013 11:42:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: grundle

Pathetic and asinine.


47 posted on 12/06/2013 12:43:29 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Ray76
Kids need to start using mentalic weapons. Totally stealth.

As soon as folks catch on, any kid with a furrowed brow will be under suspicion. Since it can't be determined what "weapon" was actually being imagined, they will be accused of imagining hate-filled mass murder.

48 posted on 12/06/2013 3:16:43 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Marcella

Yeah, I took a BB in the temple. Still have a little circular scar. I don’t think I even bothered telling my parents.


49 posted on 12/06/2013 3:22:05 AM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, it's useless. huh?)
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To: grundle

Now somebody tell me the end game isn’t mind control.


50 posted on 12/06/2013 3:47:50 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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