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School suspends boy for sketching gun
AP via Yahoo! ^ | 8/22/07 | not provided (AP)

Posted on 08/22/2007 12:48:50 PM PDT by redstates4ever

Chandler school officials have suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching a picture that resembled a gun, saying it posed a threat to classmates.

But parents of the Payne Junior High School student said the drawing was a harmless doodle of a fake laser, and school officials overreacted.

"I just can't believe that there wasn't another way to resolve this," said Paula Mosteller, the boy's mother. "He's so upset. The school made him feel like he committed a crime. They are doing more damage than good."

The Mostellers said the drawing did not show blood, bullets, injuries, or target any human. They said it was just a drawing that resembled a gun.

But Payne Junior High administrators thought the sketch was enough of a threat and gave the boy a five-day suspension, later reduced to three days.

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1 posted on 08/22/2007 12:48:51 PM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: reagan_fanatic; OESY; Thrownatbirth; Lady Jag; ShorelineMike; dead; Lucky9teen; PBRSTREETGANG; ...

School suspends boy for sketching a gun *ping*


2 posted on 08/22/2007 12:50:22 PM PDT by redstates4ever ("Liberals love America like O.J loved Nicole." Ann Coulter)
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To: redstates4ever

I throw up my hands.


3 posted on 08/22/2007 12:50:26 PM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: rightinthemiddle
I wonder what the odds are those administrators have always voted only Democrat?

Gee, I wonder... /sarc

4 posted on 08/22/2007 12:51:22 PM PDT by redstates4ever ("Liberals love America like O.J loved Nicole." Ann Coulter)
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To: redstates4ever
Ridiculous
5 posted on 08/22/2007 12:51:41 PM PDT by Toadman ((molon labe))
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To: rightinthemiddle

What would the penalty be if he drew pictures of a male celebrating the diversity of same sex relations? Would there even be a penalty?


6 posted on 08/22/2007 12:52:02 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: redstates4ever

You gotta be kidding me. Good for this boy’s parents for standing up for him. “...a sketch of a fake laser...” I wonder if he pointed it at someone and said, “zap”.


7 posted on 08/22/2007 12:52:05 PM PDT by scan58 (Diversity results in a collection of unconnected individuals.)
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To: redstates4ever

Is this school French?


8 posted on 08/22/2007 12:52:07 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1

But you know he was “thinking” about a gun, and right there is enough....


9 posted on 08/22/2007 12:52:47 PM PDT by redstates4ever ("Liberals love America like O.J loved Nicole." Ann Coulter)
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To: redstates4ever

Also posted here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1884733/posts


10 posted on 08/22/2007 12:53:19 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: redstates4ever

“resembled a gun”

Now let’s hold on folks, maybe this kid was a real crappy artist.

That, of course, was a joke.


11 posted on 08/22/2007 12:53:47 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: DCBryan1

I hope he doesn’t draw a mushroom anytime soon!


12 posted on 08/22/2007 12:53:52 PM PDT by GRRRRR (The Libtards are spoiling for a big fight!)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Uh, oh. Can suspensions be retroactive? I don't think I had a schoolbook I didn't doodle in, drawing guns, cowboys & Indians (I'm almost 64). Does this mean someone can get my school records are retroactively nullify my diploma?

Oh, the horror.

13 posted on 08/22/2007 12:53:58 PM PDT by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: redstates4ever
One can only imagine the praise if the drawing would have been of two men engaged in butt-sex.
14 posted on 08/22/2007 12:54:00 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Dilbert San Diego

This is scary...I almost posted the same thing!


15 posted on 08/22/2007 12:54:28 PM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: rightinthemiddle
I throw up my hands.

You shouldn't have eaten them in the first place.
16 posted on 08/22/2007 12:54:57 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: redstates4ever

east valley trib:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1884733/posts
(msm spin)


17 posted on 08/22/2007 12:55:56 PM PDT by xcamel (FDT/2008 -- talk about it >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
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To: redstates4ever

Fer the love of God...


18 posted on 08/22/2007 12:56:19 PM PDT by JamesP81 (Keep your friends close; keep your enemies at optimal engagement range)
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To: redstates4ever

19 posted on 08/22/2007 12:56:30 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: redstates4ever

This was in Arizona? Didn’t that used to be considered “The Wild West”? Looks like the PC monster lives. What BS.


20 posted on 08/22/2007 12:56:55 PM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: redstates4ever

21 posted on 08/22/2007 12:57:19 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: redstates4ever
I was sketching B52's and Mig fighters in the 6th grade.

Would that get me the death penalty today?

22 posted on 08/22/2007 12:57:19 PM PDT by AU72
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To: bcsco

Remember when we used to draw planes, warships, tanks, etc.?

I’m 45 and that’s what we did. In fact, in high school, we used to keep a rifle or shotgun in gun racks in our pickup trucks at school. I remember showing my deer rifle to the principal!

Are we just old farts, or is the world really screwed up?


23 posted on 08/22/2007 12:57:37 PM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: redstates4ever

It’s okay...President Hillary will see to it that boys no longer have wayward impulses of any sort...well, boys other than her husband.


24 posted on 08/22/2007 12:58:11 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: redstates4ever
At the heart of almost any absurdity, lies a liberal...
25 posted on 08/22/2007 12:58:28 PM PDT by Edgerunner (If you won't let the military fight your battles, you will have to. Keep your powder dry...)
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To: AU72

P-51’s strafing Panzers was my specialty.


26 posted on 08/22/2007 12:59:39 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: redstates4ever

Such a sketch is very dangerous — somebody could roll it into a cone and poke it through somebody’s eye, or give a nasty paper cut.

I’m glad the school is on top of this. They need to hire more administrators.


27 posted on 08/22/2007 1:00:40 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: bcsco

“Uh, oh. Can suspensions be retroactive?”

This disruptive behavior is going to go into your permanent file, young man. It will follow you around for the rest of your life.


28 posted on 08/22/2007 1:01:04 PM PDT by Rinnwald ( Master of Triple-tap Double-action-fu)
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To: redstates4ever

Is this satire? Good Lord..... ;(


29 posted on 08/22/2007 1:02:02 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

*****I throw up my hands*****

I throw up!!!


30 posted on 08/22/2007 1:02:06 PM PDT by GOPologist (By the time you decide to look for greener pastures, you're too old to climb the fence.)
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To: Jaysun

Guess what you can eat?


31 posted on 08/22/2007 1:02:20 PM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: rightinthemiddle
....or is the world really screwed up?

Yes, ever since the first man Adam [NOT Bill Clinton] took of the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge between Good & Evil and ate of it.

32 posted on 08/22/2007 1:03:09 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: redstates4ever
This incident just confirms what I have maintained for several years now. Liberal educators in government schools are certifiably insane, and no parent should turn a child over to them for indoctrination with the perverted thinking of liberal insanity.

All of my grandchildren are home schooled, and they are so far ahead of their government schooled friends of the same age in scholastic achievement that there is simply no comparison.

33 posted on 08/22/2007 1:03:17 PM PDT by epow
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To: redstates4ever
“Chandler school officials have suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching a picture that resembled a gun, saying it posed a threat to classmates.”

Those brain dead school officials represent the true and present danger to those classmates.

Sometimes I wonder just how poorly you have to perform to be qualified as a school official. Scoring perfectly on the moron test must be a prerequisite.

34 posted on 08/22/2007 1:03:21 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: redstates4ever
The Mostellers said the drawing did not show blood, bullets, injuries, or target any human....

I used to draw stuff exactly like that in school.

35 posted on 08/22/2007 1:03:26 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: rightinthemiddle

>>Chandler school officials have suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching a picture that resembled a gun, saying it posed a threat to classmates.<<

ouch... this makes my head hurt....

I suppose he could render some serious paper cuts with that assault sketch.


36 posted on 08/22/2007 1:03:44 PM PDT by chaos_5 (Put the illegals aliens on a path ... back to Mexico!)
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To: rawhide

I think the picture is upside-down. It’s really a guy on a boat:

http://cid-1f9362bcde137ae3.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/GunOrBoat.jpg


37 posted on 08/22/2007 1:04:02 PM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: rightinthemiddle
Guess what you can eat?

I give up.
38 posted on 08/22/2007 1:04:07 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: ExcursionGuy84

Thanks for the perspective.


39 posted on 08/22/2007 1:04:10 PM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: mc5cents

Conservatives outbreed liberals by 2.6 children to 1.5 children on average per couple, so liberals have to recruit to maintain their numbers. Public schools are their indoctrination camps.


40 posted on 08/22/2007 1:04:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Be deranged in a consistent manner. Manson was nuts, but at least he was always on message." --dead)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Remember when we used to draw planes, warships, tanks, etc.?

I used to draw all that stuff. I had (have) a talent for it. But it was just doodling to me. And I'm sure it was for this kid.

Are we just old farts, or is the world really screwed up?

I'll be 64 in three weeks. I'm not an old fart. At 45, neither are you. So, the answer must be: The World's really, really screwed up.

On the bright side though, I just recently gave most of my guns to a 10 year old who has become an avid pheasant hunter along with his dad & mom. So there's some hope out there.

41 posted on 08/22/2007 1:04:23 PM PDT by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: redstates4ever

He should have sketched sodomy, they would have promoted him.


42 posted on 08/22/2007 1:05:04 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (concerning His promise.....not willing that any (of whom?) should perish but that all...)
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To: redstates4ever

As many people as possible, in this school, either need to stand up to these teachers or pull their kids out and put them in private schools. Schools rely on money from kids attending that school. Take that money away from them and teachers will loose their jobs. Keep doing this until they get the picture that the public won’t put up with their liberal ideas.


43 posted on 08/22/2007 1:05:28 PM PDT by RC2
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To: scan58

If he did I’m sure they’re “scarred for life”.


44 posted on 08/22/2007 1:06:14 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: Rinnwald
This disruptive behavior is going to go into your permanent file, young man.

Thanks for the compliment. As to the rest of your post, I guess I can live with it that long; especially since I've already accomplished much of what I set out to do. :)

45 posted on 08/22/2007 1:07:12 PM PDT by bcsco ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: xcamel; AppyPappy
You're Slipping X Pappy Beat you by 7 posts
46 posted on 08/22/2007 1:07:12 PM PDT by WKB (It's hard to tell who's more afraid of Fred Thompson; The Dims or the rudibots.)
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To: redstates4ever

He may not be able to draw a gun, but I’m sure he’s drawn a few conclusions....................


47 posted on 08/22/2007 1:07:42 PM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Are we just old farts, or is the world really screwed up?

Yes and yes............

48 posted on 08/22/2007 1:09:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: Red Badger
This comes from an email I just got re: this topic...

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Last year my son saw a kid with a purple mohack hairdo walk by and said to his friend he was walking with 'Isn't the purple telletubby supposed to be gay?'

A lesbian aid overheard the comment and my son got a two week suspension.

If you want the shock of your life, spend a day going from class to class with your kid.

Don't let them tell you you can't.

I did it, and the school was basically just a zoo run by the insane.

49 posted on 08/22/2007 1:10:13 PM PDT by redstates4ever ("Liberals love America like O.J loved Nicole." Ann Coulter)
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