Skip to comments.Law Firm: Fifth-Grader Suspended for 'Shooting' Imaginary 'Arrow' at Classmate
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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I suppose that beating the snot out of the damned fool of a “superintendent” isn’t an option.
Kids need to start using mentalic weapons. Totally stealth.
Never bring an imaginary arrow to an imaginary gunfight.
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.
Hmmm a lot of school stories , when did schools start using the Nazi Death Camp Manual ?
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”!
Maybe we've been too quick in condemning the knock out game. Just slip behind the fool and...WHAM!
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.
Does this mean William Tell is out of the curriculum?
Weapons are eeeeeeevil!
“Let stupid liberal paradigms clash!! ‘inclusiveness’ vs ‘zero tolerance’!”
Their heads exploding - Priceless!
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”.
Why didn’t they make it an imaginary suspension?
So, by similar reasoning, the administrator should be executed for commissioning murder because he rented a violent movie.
Maybe the lord high school officials should imagine giving the kid an imaginary suspension.
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.
They need to give this superintendant an imaginary kick in his imaginary nuts!
You don’t shoot an arrow, you loose it.
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.
“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.
Why on earth would he say such a thing?
what happens if you give someone the evil eye?
I’m thinking that all “educators” are fools. To be gracious and in the spirit of Christmas, I’ll go with “most”. Merry Christmas!
Today's stooges are running our schools.
Ooooh, those sound exotic. What exactly are mentalic weapons?
Ones that you use with your mind somehow?
“Caution: Mimes Shot On Sight”
Was it Valentine’s day?
It just wouldn’t sound right to shout, “Ready! Aim! Loose!”
I must not think bad thoughts...
“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.
OK I scooped the idea from the Foundation Trilogy.
“I saw you having hateful thoughts! I saw you having hateful thoughts!”
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.
I would have never survived today’s schools.
I have shot mine imaginary arrow o’er my school
And hurt my principal’s sensitivities.
“Cupid holding a bow”
Before shooting the imaginary arrow, unroll an imaginary condom onto it.
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)
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.
Because shouting "Loose!" just sounds lame?
To an imaginary school.
“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.
Use a crossbow next time....
Pathetic and asinine.
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.
Yeah, I took a BB in the temple. Still have a little circular scar. I don’t think I even bothered telling my parents.
Now somebody tell me the end game isn’t mind control.