Skip to comments.Common Sense ‘Pop Tart’ Gun Bill Becomes Law In Florida [ Gov.Rick Scott]
Posted on 06/23/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT by SES1066
The zero-tolerance policy has become pretty insane in recent years, with school officials drastically over-reacting to kids being, well, normal kids. In one incident last year, a little boy in Maryland chewed his Pop-tart into the shape of a gun, and the adults in his school went ballistic. Legislators in Florida are pushing back against the madness by passing a Pop-tart bill.
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Park Elementary School, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
In a recent update to the Pop tart kids case (Joshua Welch Age 7 at the time), his parents met in April with school officials in the vain attempt to get the potential damaging gun-related offense off of his record. The top attorney for the school, Laurie Pritchard, defended the schools actions,
First of all, it wasnt a Pop-Tart, said Pritchard. It was a breakfast pastry.
Some in the Florida legislature obviously agree that some teachers have apparently lost their minds, or at least their ability to reason out simple scenarios. They have pro-actively introduced, and passed, a bill that spells out, in language so simple that even a confused teacher can understand, what types of pretend guns pose no threat and are thus permitted:
Brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food item to simulate a firearm or weapon.
Possessing a toy firearm or weapon that is 2 inches or less in overall length.
Possessing a toy firearm or weapon made of plastic snap-together building blocks.
Using a finger or hand to simulate a firearm or weapon.
Vocalizing an imaginary firearm or weapon.
Drawing a picture, or possessing an image, of a firearm or weapon.
Using a pencil, pen, or other writing or drawing utensil to simulate a firearm or weapon.
One Florida Legislator, State Sen. Greg Evers (R), gave his incentive for the bill on a Florida school incident;
"Two kids were sitting down reading a book and there was a picture of a Wild Wild West show and one person has a gun," he told the Herald in April. "One student tells another student that he's got a cap gun at home that's the same as the one in the picture. The teacher sent him to the principal and he was expelled."
I read that title and thought Miley Cyrus had been banned from owning a gun.
What about Play-Doh®?
What about allowing spent shells on a student’s person or a live round less any firing-tool.
These are not a threat and should be allowed.
Pop Tarts are bad for you, and therefore should be banned.
It would be nice if they would pass a law requiring prospective teachers to pass a test on logical reasoning and have psycholigical evaluation on their mental competence before being allowed access to our most precious resource.
Oh, a “pop” tart.
Maybe she should be banned from owning hammers.
No suspension, expulsions or detentions even. Just got your gun taken. If you did not have a back up, word spread quickly. What fun that year was!
All this does is make me want to go buy PopTarts. Oh, the cinnamon ones... the chocolate fudge ones... they used to make raspberry one with pink frosting (how I adored them) but now they have white frosting with sprinkles and it just isn’t the same.
What’s the remedy to a person wrongly charged?
Could be a problem.
I’m pretty sure that some PopTarts can be chewed into the shape of assault riffles with banana clips.
There was a time where laws were written as a baseline separating acts of right and wrong. Now we need laws on the books that identify common sense from absurdity.
It’s a mistake to think the liberals have lost their mind. This is part of their indoctrination agenda. They made an extreme example out of some poor kid eating a “breakfast pastry” in order to send a message to all the other kids. The message is clear, grow up to be afraid of firearms. Their reasoning is equally clear.
It must be tough to be a parent today with your child having to deal with idiots posing as teachers and school administrator.
“First of all, it wasnt a Pop-Tart, said Pritchard. It was a breakfast pastry.”
Well now, that changes everything.
Have you tired the S’Mores? They are yummy!
You do mean assassination, I presume? Assignation would be a whole 'nother ball o' wax!
LOL, I guess I should have been studying my spelling instead of tracking prey with a water pistol. I really wish we had an edit button!
If we cannot legislate morality then its impossible to legislate common sense. The lawmakers are addressing the wrong side of the equation. These principals and teachers involved have demonstrated they are incapable of overseeing the children’s best interests. They should not be allowed to remain in authority.
This is a move in the right direction. The right move would be to lock up the people who expelled the kids.
Play-Doh is a no no. Could be mistaken for C4. Can’t have our little ones running around with C4. /s
This was nice but there are so many “Unless...” clauses in there that it probably will change very little...