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7-Year-Old Boy Who Made Gun-Shaped Pastry Has Appeal Denied
Guns 'n Freedom ^ | 6/10/13

Posted on 06/11/2013 7:21:46 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

The family of the 7-year-old boy from Ann Arundel County elementary school who was suspended for making a gun shape out of a pastry has tried to clear the boy’s record.

This story made headlines across the country as the gun control debate has taken center stage among many elementary schools as some school administrators flex their muscles with a “zero tolerance policy” that excuses itself from common sense.

But according to the Baltimore Sun school officials denied the boy’s family’s appeal on Monday, not allowing the boy’s record to be expunged of the incident.

Robin Ficker, attorney for Park Elementary School student Josh Welch and his family, said he will now appeal to the county school board.

Josh Welch was suspended in March for two days after school officials accused him of shaping the pastry into the form of a gun and waving it around, which was obviously a serious threat to everyone eating lunch around him.

The boy’s father was furious about how the entire situation was handled and how the school displayed a classic overreaction in their discipline of the boy.

“When you compare the caliber of the ‘offense’ to the caliber of the punishment, they don’t match up,” he said at the time. “I just feel that’s a lack of common sense in conjunction with the use of the rules and, honestly, I believe there’s some personal bias involved in the decision, as well.”

The family said it plans to appeal to the Anne Arundel County School Board.

The family’s attorney said he has 30 days to appeal to the county school board and will more than likely do so this week.

“I’ve spoken to Mr. Welch, and we’re definitely going to appeal to the board of education,” said Ficker, referring to Josh’s father, J.B. Welch. “If this school can’t educate a 7-year-old without putting him out of school, how are they going to deal with 17-year-olds?”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; arth; banglist; bluestates; boys; childabuse; childsuspended; democrats; discipline; edutrash; govtabuse; gunhysteria; gunshapedpoptart; liberalfascism; liberalidiots; poptart; publiceducation; publicschools; rapeofliberty; zerotolerance
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Another case of school administrators behaving badly.
1 posted on 06/11/2013 7:21:46 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

The school administrators are obviously pedophiles into sado masochism ~ they should be hauled way for observation, and then trial.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 7:23:51 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red STATE Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: Impala64ssa

Forget the appeal process, just sue them for mental abuse, harassment, stupidity or whatever they can think off.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 7:24:15 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Impala64ssa
“When you compare the caliber of the ‘offense’ to the caliber of the punishment...

there was no offense, only a liberal agenda.

4 posted on 06/11/2013 7:25:43 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Impala64ssa

The kid is lucky he isn’t in more trouble since his father used the word “caliber”. He is obviously a gun nut and needs to be suspended.../sarc


5 posted on 06/11/2013 7:27:07 PM PDT by LexRex in TN ("A republic, if you can keep it.......")
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To: Impala64ssa

This country has officially gone insane. I remember the days when kids used to play with super soakers outside, play cops and robbers on the streets..now you can’t even have a pastry without leftist freaks accusing you of using it as a weapon


6 posted on 06/11/2013 7:28:37 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Impala64ssa

How about the locals paying school taxes? Shouldn’t they have a say in how, or even if, this should be handled?

They’re paying the freight and should stand up and be counted. I certainly would.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 7:28:49 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Impala64ssa; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ping


8 posted on 06/11/2013 7:29:42 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Sounds to me like a great opportunity to “FREEP” this next meeting!


9 posted on 06/11/2013 7:32:07 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Impala64ssa
These Obamabots only understand one thing; legal action.
Sue the school district, as well as officials and the board individually, so the entire country can see what the face of stupidity and liberal dogma look like!
10 posted on 06/11/2013 7:32:24 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I hope the School Board people are elected. If they screw this up, they are toast, I would hope. But in Baltimore, you never can tell.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 7:32:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Withdraw the boy from the school and either homeschool or go private school.

Government schools are child abuse


12 posted on 06/11/2013 7:33:16 PM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m sure little Josh will now grow up with a healthy respect for authority.


13 posted on 06/11/2013 7:35:09 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama lies, smokes, blasphemes, eats pork, reads your mail and drinks during Ramadam)
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To: Impala64ssa

Time to work on an escape-from-MD plan.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 7:36:33 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Impala64ssa

Uppity boy.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 7:36:35 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Impala64ssa

The following accurately describes the affluiction causing grown adults to conflate Pop-Tarts and guns:

PSYCHOSIS
noun \si-’ko-s?s\
Fundamental derangement of the mind (as in schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality
(especially as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech and behavior)


16 posted on 06/11/2013 7:40:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Impala64ssa
If the panty wastes in MD had any guts they would show up armed (open carry) at the next school board meeting and have a logical talk with the board. The open carry part would be the contrast to the pop-tart.

Sorry, my bad. They gave up those rights without doing anything about it. Now people in MD can be prosecuted for crewing on food - forget it is a kid. You have to think what is next on the list.

17 posted on 06/11/2013 7:40:42 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Impala64ssa; All

http://youtu.be/BhqUGCNiK9w


18 posted on 06/11/2013 7:43:04 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Impala64ssa

You said it. I graduated from middleschool last year and now I’m a freshman in highschool. But after the school shootings, and despite the fact that I am my schools alumni and that I had nowhere on my person to hide a weapon of any kind, they won’t even let me visit my old teachers. I still have a copy of the constitution to give to my social studies teacher...


19 posted on 06/11/2013 7:43:43 PM PDT by Iskwoklam
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To: LexRex in TN

Caliber is merely a vocabulary term, I see not the logic of suing him over the use of a word, unless you have a reply?


20 posted on 06/11/2013 7:43:43 PM PDT by Iskwoklam
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To: Impala64ssa

We stopped in Maryland on a job search. Were considering residency. Stayed in Annapolis USNA is stomping ground.

Creepy liberal feeling settled in and was walking on the Main Street in town and gazed up at a beautiful modern building gold raised title lettering Maryland Dept of Education.

Whoa!

That was like the IRS taking $50 m for conferences.

What business did these people have using prime real estate for a non profit govt organization? Who in the govt was enabling this? What kind of special did they convince themselves and the locals they were? How much we’re they confiscating from the students? And how much power were they going to wield on the upbringing of or children did they also feel entitled to?

We high tailed it out of there

It is just one of the worst formative mistakes to rip weapons from a boy. For all their self importance they don’t know the first thing about what they are doing. They cannot frustrate that primal need for a boy to master weaponry without serious consequences. Those feminist ignorant liberal educated mothers will end up looking at serious problems with these boys later with confuse gender identiy. And the wimpy dads better start wowing up and taking some control away from these idiotic women for true sake of their families and for the boys

Te not just annoying. It’s really bad


21 posted on 06/11/2013 7:44:40 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Iskwoklam

Never bring logic to a lib fight...


22 posted on 06/11/2013 7:45:36 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The parents allow the control. Either it’s a free society per the constitution or these parents with their fears and messed up priorities give it away


23 posted on 06/11/2013 7:46:37 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Impala64ssa

Over 50 years ago,as first graders, we played Mublety-peg with our pocket knives at recess. I likely was scarred for life because I did not have a cap pistol in a belted, tied to the thigh holster, as did my best friend and playmate.


24 posted on 06/11/2013 7:47:13 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: Impala64ssa
A Washington suburb, essentially. The story, in line with "political correctness," is appropriately scrubbed of demographic context - facts backing up the "personal bias" crack. No journalist would write this without back-story.

The problem is stupidity, underscored by a "zero-thinking" policy.

25 posted on 06/11/2013 7:47:35 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Iskwoklam

Did they give u a reason why they forbid you to see your old teachers....? >:(

Just wow..!


26 posted on 06/11/2013 7:47:44 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Impala64ssa

Tar and feathers.

Or Smith and Wesson could offer the boy a scholarship. They will need some new talent in a few years.


27 posted on 06/11/2013 7:48:38 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Iskwoklam

Obviously the school administration is not up to caliber.


28 posted on 06/11/2013 7:49:42 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

They should start by paying attention. Mothers with no respect for their sons need to be overruled by the boys dads who need to stop being so whipped

They can start practically by investigating the amount of resources paid into the dept of Ed there, and it is astounding. I’ll bet that’s not all


29 posted on 06/11/2013 7:50:09 PM PDT by stanne
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To: calico_thompson

We had a rifle range in the school basement.

Alas, only for .22 rifles. Oh, and that was in the state of New York.


30 posted on 06/11/2013 7:51:38 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Get a lawyer. I rarely say that, but this is getting ridiculous. Multiple class actions suits.


31 posted on 06/11/2013 7:52:32 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: Impala64ssa
Suspension? How is that a bad thing and why would anyone want to appeal it?

The last place this child needs to be is in a building full of worthless left wingers who hate him.
32 posted on 06/11/2013 7:53:25 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Impala64ssa
But according to the Baltimore Sun school officials denied the boy’s family’s appeal on Monday, not allowing the boy’s record to be expunged of the incident.

Just how permanent is this record? Past forever, apparently. Well we do know why the authorities (child abusers) fear poptart guns.

Seems that a popular weapon of the left is to behave so irrationally and erratically that normal people will avoid confrontations with them because they are obviously unstable and insane.

At some point the rational will have had enough. Cue the classic Indiana Jones scene.

33 posted on 06/11/2013 7:56:32 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

+1


34 posted on 06/11/2013 8:04:02 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Ezekiel

I wonder what they would have done if he’d shaped it like a penis?


35 posted on 06/11/2013 8:05:44 PM PDT by Taylor42
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To: Sarah Barracuda
This country has officially gone insane. I remember the days when kids used to play with super soakers outside, play cops and robbers on the streets..now you can’t even have a pastry without leftist freaks accusing you of using it as a weapon

Yes, insane for quite a while. I recall growing up in the sixties, somehow "surviving" summer BBQ's with neighborhood WWII Vets having just discovered Lawn Darts... Heh.

36 posted on 06/11/2013 8:11:02 PM PDT by broken_clock (Nuke'm til they glow, then shoot'em in the dark.)
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To: calico_thompson
Over 50 years ago,as first graders, we played Mublety-peg with our pocket knives at recess
I was in 1st grade 50 yrs ago we used to play cops and robbers in the school playground, using our hands as fake guns while the teachers watched over us. And this was a PUBLIC school in daBronx.
37 posted on 06/11/2013 8:11:34 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Taylor42

If he shaped it like a penis, and declared that he was gay, that boy would have been praised for celebrating diversity.


38 posted on 06/11/2013 8:15:26 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Impala64ssa

I sometimes think I live in a parallel universe—or that the world has gone completely mad......


39 posted on 06/11/2013 8:16:56 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: stanne

“That was like the IRS taking $50 m for conferences.

What business did these people have using p rime real estate for a non profit govt organization? “

I have grandchildren who attend a public high school that cost $197 million. I kid you not.

.


40 posted on 06/11/2013 8:19:54 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Impala64ssa
"Over 50 years ago,as first graders, we played Mublety-peg with our pocket knives at recess I was in 1st grade 50 yrs ago we used to play cops and robbers in the school playground, using our hands as fake guns while the teachers watched over us. And this was a PUBLIC school in daBronx."

Over 50 years ago I played mumblety-peg with jack-knives too. Kids made corn shooters out of clothespins. (Farm country)

41 posted on 06/11/2013 8:22:11 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Mears

Does that school look like a mall? I was in one that was built like a mall, I actually wondered if they did that so the kids would get confused and go to school thinking they were going to a mall.

I went to high school that was a couple of old WWII Army barracks stuck together. Worked just fine.


42 posted on 06/11/2013 8:23:40 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Impala64ssa

“a serious threat to everyone eating lunch around him”

Let’s get serious about this. Yhat thing could have gone off and spewed strawberry filling all over everyone.


43 posted on 06/11/2013 8:25:37 PM PDT by kempster
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To: broken_clock

Can you imagine having a kid use a super soaker or one of those nerf guns now, some kook will have the kid arrested for brandishing a weapon..this is what happens when leftists take over..their Communist agenda is just insane..kids cant be kids anymore


44 posted on 06/11/2013 8:26:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tammy8

Nope,doesn’t look like much IMHO.

It’s sarcastically known as The Tajmahighschool.

.


45 posted on 06/11/2013 8:27:37 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Politically Correct

Absolutely. Government indoctrination camp looses another tax paying wage slave.


46 posted on 06/11/2013 8:28:29 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Raising a nation of pansies!!!


47 posted on 06/11/2013 8:29:51 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Impala64ssa

Just another sign that the world has gone mad.


48 posted on 06/11/2013 8:31:31 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Impala64ssa

Just another sign that the world has gone mad.


49 posted on 06/11/2013 8:31:35 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Impala64ssa

The parents hsoudl all get togehter in solidarity, give hteir kids poptarts for snacks, and have their kids chew them into an l shape- and the parents shoudl tell the school to stuff it if they don’t like it- PARENTS should be showing ZERO TOLORANCE for the kind of asinine ignorance displayed by their school


50 posted on 06/11/2013 8:38:33 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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