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Boy Suspended for Pointing Finger Like Gun
Newser ^ | 3/4/14 | Kate Seamons

Posted on 03/04/2014 8:26:45 AM PST by Impala64ssa

America's kids have been suspended for pretending that pencils were guns, but an Ohio school may have topped that. A 10-year-old student at a Columbus elementary school was handed a three-day suspension for making a finger gun and pretending to shoot a classmate. The suspension letter more formally referred to his weapon as a "level 2 lookalike firearm," reports the Columbus Dispatch. Devonshire Alternative Elementary School's principal says students have been frequently told not to play pretend gun games, with a district rep saying kids were warned consequences would follow.

Those consequences hit hard last week for fifth-grader Nathan Entingh, who says he was "just playing around"; the rep said Nathan pretended to shoot another student "kind of execution style" in the head. And the "victim" didn't even see the mock execution, which was instead spotted by a teacher. Nathan's dad seems dumbfounded: "It would even make more sense maybe if he brought a plastic gun that looked like a real gun or something, but it was his finger." (Almost exactly a year ago, a Georgia teacher was suspended over a finger gun of his own.)


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No doubt there's a need to administer Ritalin in the schools, but to whom? A "level 2 lookalike firearm". What constitutes a level 1 lookalike firearm? If the kid physically transforms himself into a mock AK-47?
1 posted on 03/04/2014 8:26:45 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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2 posted on 03/04/2014 8:28:09 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Impala64ssa

1984: Thoughtcrimes.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 8:28:19 AM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Impala64ssa

I would have used another finger.....................


4 posted on 03/04/2014 8:29:51 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Impala64ssa

some comments on this thread if anyone is interested in reading them.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3129367/posts


5 posted on 03/04/2014 8:29:51 AM PST by deport
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To: Impala64ssa

We are sooooooo blessed in America to have a Vice President who NEVER forms his shooting hand into a finger gun!


6 posted on 03/04/2014 8:29:56 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Forrest Gump is a brilliant scholar when compared with school administrators, IMO.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 8:31:06 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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8 posted on 03/04/2014 8:31:50 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Impala64ssa
Arrest them!


9 posted on 03/04/2014 8:32:56 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Impala64ssa

Kid should have used an arm bazooka or a fist grenade.

Or he could sit in his chair, turn imaginary keys, and press an imaginary button. What is the school punishment for an imaginary nuclear launch?


10 posted on 03/04/2014 8:33:27 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Should have flipped the bird and claimed transgender status. He would have been celebrated at the school’s diversity assembly.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 8:34:40 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I blame the school for allowing unregistered digits in a gun free zone. Not only only can they be used in the manufacture of Level 2 Lookalike Firearms, you could put an eye out with one of those things!


12 posted on 03/04/2014 8:35:22 AM PST by GMMC0987
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To: Impala64ssa
The suspension letter more formally referred to his weapon as a "level 2 lookalike firearm," reports the Columbus Dispatch.

Is a background check necessary in order to own one of those?

How about "concealed carry?"

Regards,

13 posted on 03/04/2014 8:35:43 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Monkey Face; Darksheare; Tax-chick; NoCmpromiz; no-to-illegals

“a “level 2 lookalike firearm,””

Is this the secret device we’ve been looking for?


15 posted on 03/04/2014 8:39:32 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Impala64ssa

It’s no wonder that some kids will think that an “assault weapon” gives them unimaginable power, if a Level 2 Lookalike gets a suspension.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 8:42:18 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Impala64ssa

We can’t have these kinds of distrations going on in our schools. The “educators” have much more important things to do like indoctrinating our children in liberal dogma and feminizing our boys.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 8:47:31 AM PST by Starboard
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If he and his buddies were playing 'Cowboys Racist White Men and Indians Innocent First Nations'**, would they be suspended for imagined genocide by the school?

**Corrected to reflect the politically correct views of the Principal of the Devonshire Alternative Elementary School.

18 posted on 03/04/2014 8:47:31 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Impala64ssa

There were no school shootings when I was in school and we pretended to shoot each other with our fingers all the time. Also used spit balls and rubber bank catapults.

It’s called being a boy. Now outlawed in the USA. Drag queen shows on military bases are okay, however.

We’re done, it’s just a matter of when now.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 8:49:47 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Starboard

Being a boy is outlawed.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 8:50:41 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Impala64ssa

Is that a finger in you pocket or are you just glad to see me?


21 posted on 03/04/2014 8:51:05 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Under certain circumstances a finger gun is a credible threat:


22 posted on 03/04/2014 8:53:28 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: PLMerite
Other times, less so:


23 posted on 03/04/2014 8:54:33 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: moose07; Monkey Face; Darksheare; NicknamedBob

So, if Frank had his stuffed leopard, Spot, and aimed it at someone and said “Pow!” what level of Lookalike Firearm would that be?


24 posted on 03/04/2014 8:57:09 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: Impala64ssa

They “punished” him by not requiring him to hang out with drooling liberal morons like usual? Guess that makes sense, they “punish” him for a non-crime with a non-punishment.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 8:59:37 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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"So, if Frank had his stuffed leopard, Spot, and aimed it at someone and said “Pow!” what level of Lookalike Firearm would that be?"

Main Battle Tank level:


26 posted on 03/04/2014 9:01:13 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: moose07; Monkey Face; Tax-chick; NoCmpromiz; no-to-illegals

I guess my David vs Goliath sling is right out then as well.


27 posted on 03/04/2014 9:06:27 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Can’t be too careful ... it might have gone off.


28 posted on 03/04/2014 9:08:27 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: PLMerite

Frank (who is 4) is excited. Now both Spot and Stripe can be tanks, not just machine guns and buzz-saws.


29 posted on 03/04/2014 9:09:21 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: Paladin2

“I sure am glad those fingers ain’t loaded!”

;^)


30 posted on 03/04/2014 9:13:13 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: PLMerite

Revell Rocks!


31 posted on 03/04/2014 9:18:42 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: PLMerite

Lol


32 posted on 03/04/2014 9:26:09 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Impala64ssa

Liberals are control freaks and this is just part of their agenda.
They will never understand the right to keep and bear arms, much less the right to have and point fingers.


33 posted on 03/04/2014 9:28:11 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I would like to see an auditorium full of students rise up, fingers pointed and start shouting,”Bang, Bang, Bang”. Do you think they would suspend the whole school?


34 posted on 03/04/2014 9:29:54 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: mountn man

The idea is to criminalize the thought of a gun.

They have absolutely no right to suspend a kid for this. This is not a threat. It is a game, as all kids play.

When will the public rise up against the school fascists?


35 posted on 03/04/2014 9:36:03 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Impala64ssa

When I was a kid, if it was that easy to get off from school, every boy in the class and some of the girls would be pointing finger guns at the teacher, with full sound effects!


36 posted on 03/04/2014 9:44:44 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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When will the public rise up against the school fascists?

Never.

If it hasn't happened yet, more outrages won't do it. We have become inoculated to it.

37 posted on 03/04/2014 9:51:30 AM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: I want the USA back

“The idea is to criminalize the thought of a gun.”

Exactly. Brainwashing like Eric Holder wanted.


38 posted on 03/04/2014 9:51:56 AM PST by DBrow
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“When will the public rise up against the school fascists?”

The public does not know what goes on in school. These finger-pointing events are merely the tip.

They show Supersize Me, Fahrenheit 911, Inconvenient Truth, Bowling For Columbine, Amistad, as well as other propaganda movies. Then there are the GSA clubs and setting up safe houses, and even this is just the tip. Oh and how about extralegal actions, like suspending a student drug dealer, without involving the police?

The kids never say what happens in school.


39 posted on 03/04/2014 9:58:27 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Impala64ssa

I want to know the names of the administrators that designed and implemented this policy. That’s all.


40 posted on 03/04/2014 10:32:58 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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Is this the secret device we’ve been looking for?

Not sure if this is what we've been looking for, but I'll wager that we will be seeing this descriptive again. And again.

We need a gamer person to tell us how many hit points a level 2 lookalike firearm would have, then we can determine its ultimate usefulness. Maybe we can find the manufacturers instruction manual. I'll bet we could even find a parts list... ;-)

41 posted on 03/04/2014 10:51:21 AM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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We need a gamer person to tell us how many hit points a level 2 lookalike firearm would have ...

I'm not a gamer person, but I can say that Frank has shot many people and animals with Spot and Stripe - in their alternate modes as machine guns - and none of the targets has experienced any reduction in life, limb, or health factors.

42 posted on 03/04/2014 10:54:38 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: NoCmpromiz; moose07; Monkey Face; Tax-chick; no-to-illegals

It only does Psy damage to weak Cog level enemies.
I think it is a 1d5 die damage modifier, if that.


43 posted on 03/04/2014 10:57:47 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare; NoCmpromiz

Aha, the expert is heard from!

(I actually kind of understood that. Quite clever!)


44 posted on 03/04/2014 10:58:43 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: Impala64ssa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KWTAq3GkfA

This should make the school officials wet their pants.


45 posted on 03/04/2014 10:59:37 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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No mindflayers were harmed in the creation of those stats.
Annoyed, yes.
Harmed, not hardly.


46 posted on 03/04/2014 11:02:44 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Great. Annoyed mindflayers. Where’s the Raid Flying Pest Killer?


47 posted on 03/04/2014 11:10:26 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: Darksheare

Never mind take an eye out, a sling shot could destroy an entire solar system. *sharp intake of breath*


48 posted on 03/04/2014 11:20:43 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Tax-chick

Under the sink behind the adult proof child safety locks.


49 posted on 03/04/2014 11:20:58 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Tax-chick; Darksheare

Hiding under the Blythgryth..


50 posted on 03/04/2014 11:21:27 AM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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