Skip to comments.Suspension of 5th grader over imaginary bow could land school in lawsuit
Posted on 12/11/2013 7:51:43 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama
Johnny Jones who attends school in Fawn Grove, Pa., was suspended from school for a day after he made an imaginary bow out of his pencil, pulled back an imaginary string and shot his imaginary arrow. That was back in October and now his parents are deciding on whether or not to bring legal action.
Ten-year-old Johnny Jones was disciplined under the school's zero-tolerance weapons policies. Apparently he asked the teacher for a pencil and while he was walking back to his seat, a classmate held his folder up like an imaginary gun and "shot" at Johnny. Johnny played along and drew his pencil and imaginary "bow" and "shot" an arrow back. A girl in the class told the teacher who then took both boys into the hall.
Johnny's mother, Beverly Jones, was contacted and explained the seriousness of using "firearms" as horseplay. The principal got involved and Jones was suspended for a day under the school's strict weapons policy because they deemed his behavior as "making a threat" to another student using a "replica or representation of a firearm".
The parents want the expulsion rescinded and the punishment taken off the boys permanent record. The school district, which is part of the South Eastern School District West, has until Friday to respond before Johnny's parents decide whether to move forward with legal action.
Maybe if several schools who are this stupid are sued. But then it’s the taxpayers who pay for it.
When I read the headline, I thought he was mocking Obama’s bowing before every foreign head of state.
These people are out of touch.
And these are the people who are teaching our kids. Even if you don’t send your own children to these public schools, the vast majority of children in this country are being “educated” by such morons. Sad state of affairs. The institutions of this country are dissolving in the acid of liberalism.
I want my country back.
Yup. It is always the girls who are the teacher's pets. I am so glad I went to an all boys school!
It’s all about conditioning the children. Indoctrination teaches them to be good little lemmings.
Teach them to be good little MARXISTS and in 20 years you have completed the path to TOTAL control.
And THAT is their goal, make no mistake.
In my elementary school experience back in ancient days, it was always some girl in class who's tattling talents were exercised.
I want addresses.
Stoopid effing morons really....pretty soon the teacher will say that little Johnny’s look was deceptive and threatening as if he was thinking of using a fake gun or bow and arrow.
I thought he was mocking Obamas bowing before every foreign head of state.Obama doesn't bow before every foreign head of state, only before the dictators.
Sue these bastards into oblivion.
Wow. You I know I remember when I was in Kindergarden about 40 years ago, I found a rubber band and put a spitball in it, pulled it back and shot it off and it stuck to the wall. Do you think I should go to the police and confess?
It’s time for parents to fight back and sue the idiots running our school systems. Money’s the language they’ll understand... or lack of same...
I have to confess feeling a slight tingle of glee every time some idiot parent “discovers” that public schools suck.
Zero tolerance rule are only there so teachers and school administrators don't have to make judgement calls.
They're all cowards.
Hire leftist imbeciles as teachers and Principals- Check.
Indoctrinate children against any weapon, even immaginary - Check.
Use informers in the class to report any violations- Check.
Allow NO leniency for even minor infractions- Check
The war on boys continues.
WTH ... it SHOULD