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The parents want the expulsion rescinded and the punishment taken off the boys permanent record.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
Pencils can be dangerous weapons.
Back when I was in 5th grade, a girl (who was obviously several years older than the rest of her classmates) tried to stab the teacher with a pencil. That was the last time I ever saw her.
That was an educational day, to say the least.
We must ban pencils and give all the kids free iPads.
The whole country has descended into madness. If my grandparents and their peers were still alive, and I recounted all these daily stories of what’s going on in America, their minds cound not even mentally process such sheer insanity. From the absolute lack of common sense found here in these school settings, to the jaw-dropping depths of depravity found in the overall culture.
Sue these f'ers. And then sue them again just for fun.
So do I but good luck with that. It is beyond the tipping point. rev@lution is the only road back.
I am glad I don’t have any boys.
I don’t know what I would have done to the teacher and her principal, but it might have fatal. I’d have to do it - for the children, y’know?
You do know liberals are waging war on young white male children... right?
It’s why they have ‘take your daughter to work’ day but not ‘take your son to work’ day.
These people are nuts!
-—Not to insults nuts, of course.
Have they banned table top football yet; the game with a piece of paper folded like a triangle?
Those sharp corners could put out an eye when a field goal is “kicked”.
Some one individual is responsible for making the decision to enforce this rule in this way.
That individual needs to be sued. And attach his/her house to the suit.
Any lawyers out there want to do a pro-bono free speech violation suit?
Getting cash at settlement won’t stop 0-judgement lunacy. Need something to outlaw the practice.
Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Dont try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
I’ll go with ya, but I’m guilty for tossing sharpened pencils into the ceiling panels.
“We must ban pencils and give all the kids free iPads.”
School in Hutto TX already giving free iPads to spanish-only speaking students.
“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”
Good luck on that. My grandson just interviewed for a job and the background check came up with several things from high school, one of which he has a letter rescinding the charges (which were to be removed from his record) another happened in a locker room in a class which he never had or even knew or had the teacher. He graduated from college and this came up in the interview because of the background check.
Johny is learning a few lessons from this.
Government can be extremely stupid because human beings run it....and bitches be snitchin.
33 posts, as I type and not one astute Freeper has pointed out that bows and arrows, even if imaginary are not fire-arms. You guys are getting sloppy :-)
Imaginative fake toxophiles are no more danger than imaginative fake marksmen.
OK I’m with you guys...guilty of blowing spitwads through straws to see who could hit the very center of the clock. And, I’m a chick. Sad, I know. :-)
Other places too.
I guarantee some people in those skool systems are getting kickbacks from Apple.
Not sure if this has already been brought up, but someone pointed out previously the school district’s motto:
Providing Progressive Education to Strengthen the Global Community
It can be seen at the top of the Supervisors webpage:
I will post info to the related threads, too.
I want to see if all the stuff the principal and teachers told me was gonna be on mine really is.
They are not nuts. They know what they are doing. The goal is to criminalize the thought of a weapon.
There was no weapon. The school must be sued.
What would reduce this would be if the names and pics of the idiots were given national exposure and ridicule.
School Nazis - liberals running leftist indoctrination programs - need to be stopped.
I’m sorry your grandson was subjected to this mess... Seem the liberal feminist education establishment has special hated for young boys...
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Yep. Whoever approved the policy needs to be fired and whoever wrote it as well. Unfortunately when you have a union protecting a bureaucracy, that's hard to do.
LOL! In tenth grade my neighbor and I skipped to go fishing. Our timing was slightly off though, and we met 3 or 4 buses as we were headed out on our bicycles with our poles.
You nailed it ‘fox. They are very patient also and this long ago implemented and ongoing conditioning of the kiddies is just one part of their overall American sheeple’s conditioning plan. The TSA, road checkpoints, VIPER teams, pat downs at stadium events etc. etc. etc. are all designed to have the majority of the American sheeple conditioned when they drop the hammer. When the planned dollar collapse happens, when Martial Law is implemented, and after 1-2 months of no food and water and all hell taking place in the Country’s streets causes a 90% ‘thinning of the herd’ happens, the remaining 10% will do exactly as they are told. When will this happen? Who knows but make no mistake, it is gonna happen.
You know you can use a sheet of paper as a “sling” to shoot that pencil into the ceiling.
Lay the pencil on the paper, hold the short ends of the paper together, then pull forcibly apart.