Skip to comments.Head backed for suspending boy because he made this 'Pop Tart gun'
Posted on 07/02/2014 6:18:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
An investigation has found that an elementary school principal in Baltimore who suspended a seven-year-old boy for chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun acted properly in her decision.
However the boy's family has lawyered up, and are threatening to take the case further.
Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School, said he was trying to nibble his strawberry breakfast snack into a mountain in March 2013.
But when it started to take shape he reportedly told his classmates: 'Look, I made a gun.'
Principal Sandra Blondell then removed Josh from school for two days.
Andrew Nussbaum, a lawyer who serves as a hearing examiner for several school systems surrounding Washington, submitted a 30-page report on Monday agreeing that Blondell was within her rights.
'As much as the parents want this case to be about a 'gun,' it is, rather, a case about classroom disruption from a student who has had a long history of disruptive behavior,' Nussbaum wrote in his opinion, according to CBS News.
'Had the student chewed his cereal bar into the shape of a cat and ran around the room, disrupting the classroom and making 'meow' cat sounds, the result would have been exactly the same.
Robin Ficker, an attorney for the Welch family, said that Josh may have had 'minor' disciplinary problems, but suspending him was taking the issue too far.
'It seems to me that schools need, with all their expertise and experience, they need to know how to deal with seven-year-old second-graders without putting them out of the educational setting,' Ficker told CBS.
'They need to deal with them rather than just throwing in the towel.
'If they can't deal with 7-year-olds, how can they deal with 17-year-olds?'
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Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Dang I did this every day with my Graham cracker. Mrs Heck never even blinked.
Once again, “academics” are proven to be among the most rigid, stupid people on Earth.
Was it an AK-47 pop tart or just an ordinary one?
Pop-tarts? Wait until school-kids make guns on their 3D printers, and watch the hysteria. I hate liberals and what they're doing to schools.
More importantly, was it a semi automatic pop tart?
Did it have a bayonet lug?
Did it have a pistol grip?
Was it a straw purchase?
Stick to your gun[s], Josh.
Hard time for 7-year olds now. Have the adults grown up yet?
Would you expel him if he chewed it into the shape of a cigarette lighter?
I think the 7-year-olds are more mature nowadays.
Are Pop Tart guns effective against that annoying Toaster Strudel kid ;?
“Once again, ‘academics’ are proven to be among the most rigid, stupid people on Earth.”
There are studies showing that education majors in college have the lowest SAT scores on admission, get easy A’s in their courses, and graduate with the highest GPA’s.
If you take people with limited intelligence, indoctrinate them, give them a falsely inflated sense of their own abilities, and put them in positions of authority, this is what you get.
A pop-tart, or for that matter, any pastry in the wrong hands can present a very dangerous situation. The school official should be commended for the clear-headed and courageous actions he took in disarming this child, possibly preventing an escalating food fight.
“Andrew Nussbaum, a lawyer who serves as a hearing examiner for several school systems surrounding Washington, submitted a 30-page report on Monday agreeing that Blondell was within her rights.”
Just reflect on how absurd this is. A 30-page report on a non-event, the time and effort spent, the legal fees...
All Pop Tart guns are AK’s, full auto, scoped, with 70 round magazines. With cop killer bullets.
Going to the Kroger tomorrow to stock up on pop tarts.
Do I need to get a federal background check to do that?
I am thinking chocolate. Might give me a PC edge.
Then no telling what I might do with the tasty toaster treats. Insert maniacial laughter. I might go postal with a pastry!
Yet, if he had said “Look, Florida”, all would be hunky-dorey /s
The dumbing-down and pussification continues
A 30 page report about a pop tart. That pretty well sums it up.
“A 30 page report about a pop tart. That pretty well sums it up.”
Your Government At Work.
I’ve written this before: if you took ANY of the daily newspapers of the last few years into a time machine and brought it back to the 1970’s, readers on the other end would assume that we had lost World War III.
I once brought a Civil War sword to show-and-tell in the 3rd grade. Class and teacher thought it was cool. ... But this was back a long time ago when America existed.
Hi parents SENT HIM TO PUBLIC SCHOOL, after all. They have NO RIGHT to complain.
And when they are left in the toaster to long, they are black.
I saw this story on FOX45 Baltimore. Cannot believe the way they are spinning it now.
Looks like they come that way.
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All Pop Tarts are in the shape of a Claymore Mine when they come out of the box.