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.