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  • Teen Arrested, Suspended for Shooting a Dinosaur (In a Story He Wrote)

    08/20/2014 5:05:34 PM PDT · by bamahead · 102 replies
    Reason ^ | August 20, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Now that summer is over and school is starting up again, it's time for the torrent of ridiculous "zero tolerance" suspensions and arrests to resume. Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina, is wasting no time: A 16-year-old student was arrested and suspended for writing a story in which he used a gun to kill a dinosaur. The student, Alex Stone, was assigned by a teacher to write a story about himself. Stone chose to embellish his story with obviously fictional details, like dinosaurs. But the teacher saw the word "gun" and the rest is history, according to NBC-12: Stone...
  • Boy points finger like gun, gets suspended

    03/04/2014 9:45:09 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 49 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Bill Bush
    A Columbus principal suspended a student for three days last week after the child pointed a "lookalike firearm” at another student in class and pretended to shoot. The boy’s age? 10. The “level 2 lookalike firearm” cited in his suspension letter? His finger. “I was just playing around,” said Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader at Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in a far northern section of the district. “People play around like this a lot at my school.” Other kids have been caught playing pretend gun games on the playground at Devonshire and weren’t suspended, Nathan said. Devonshire Principal Patricia Price has...
  • Student suspended, criminally charged for fishing knife left in father’s car

    02/25/2014 2:38:38 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/2014 | Yahoo
    A senior at Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn. has been suspended for 10 days and faces a multitude of additional punishments including criminal charges because school officials found a knife belonging to his father inside his father’s car. The student is David Duren-Sanner, reports local CBS affiliate WTVF. The student’s father is a commercial fisherman who works on the West Coast. The father left — wait for it — a fishing knife in the car. Duren-Sanner has sworn he knew nothing about it.
  • Student Suspended For A Year After Hugging Teacher

    12/16/2013 3:20:48 PM PST · by traumer · 33 replies
    DULUTH, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) - A high school senior won’t graduate on time after being suspended for one year for hugging a teacher in November. Last week, a Duluth High School hearing officer found that Sam McNair violated the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ rules on sexual harassment. “Something so innocent can be perceived as something totally opposite,” McNair told WGCL. A surveillance camera captured when McNair entered a room, placing his arms around the back and front of the teacher and tuck his head behind her neck. The teacher alleged in a discipline report that McNair’s cheeks and lips touched...
  • Semi-Automatic Pastry Warrants Two-Day Suspension for 7 Year Old

    03/10/2013 7:41:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2013 | Daniel J. Michell
    I weep for my country. We are becoming pathetic fools and total wimps. Consider these jaw-dropping examples of behavior by adults who work in government schools. I think they must be competing for the Stupid Official of the Year Award. The contestants include: The bureaucrats who suspended a 7-year boy for pretending to throw a non-existent grenade on the playground. The bureaucrats who suspended a 6-year old boy in Maryland for making a gun shape with his finger. The bureaucrats who busted a 5-year old girl in Pennsylvania for having a pink plastic gun that shoots bubbles. The teacher in...
  • Beck Asks: When Are You Going to Take Your Kid Out of School?

    03/04/2013 6:34:24 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 76 replies
    Glenn Beck Show | 3/4/2013 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn is PO'd this morning about the two recent school incidents involving guns, the Pop Tart "gun" story, and the Florida story, where the kid who wrestled a gun away from a gunman was suspended, because he didn't wait for "first responders." He's been asking, "When America, are you going to take your children out of these schools?" "I know it's hard... You say, 'I don't know how to homeschool.' Well, I don't either. But we're doing it."
  • Colorado second-grader suspended for throwing IMAGINARY grenade during recess

    02/05/2013 11:41:42 AM PST · by tom h · 49 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Mitchell and Julie Hayden
    KDVR NEWS – A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing. The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play. “I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” says Alex Evans, who doesn’t understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it. “It’s called ‘rescue the world,’” he says. He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a...
  • 7-year-old playing an imaginary game at school gets "dispended" for real (Article and Video)

    02/05/2013 12:02:06 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Mitchell and Julie Hayden
    LOVELAND, Colo. — A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing. The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play. “I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” says Alex Evans, who doesn’t understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it. “It’s called ‘rescue the world,’” he says. He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a...
  • Politics: 2nd grader suspended for possession of imaginary hand grenades

    02/05/2013 12:24:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    caintv ^ | ROBERT LAURIE
    More asinine overreaction from the quivering minds of school officials In Loveland Colorado, about 45 minutes North of Denver, a 7-year-old 2nd grader has been suspended for trying to save the world. It appears that the boy lobbed "an imaginary grenade into a box with what he called pretend evil forces inside." According to the child, he pretended to blow up the box "so nothing can get out and destroy the world." Thank God he wasn't carrying a Hello Kitty Bubble Gun, a small piece of paper, or a pointed finger. Who knows what kind of imaginary trauma he could...
  • Alexandria Cops Bust 10-year-old For Bringing Toy Gun to School

    02/06/2013 7:42:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5 ,2013 | Naomi Jagoda
    The boy, a fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School whose name is not being released, was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said. He was also suspended from school, and Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman said further action is being considered, including expulsion. On Monday, the boy showed the plastic gun to at least one other student during a bus ride home from the school. The 10-year-old did not point it at anyone or threaten to shoot it, but he neglected to mention that the weapon was fake, said Alexandria police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt. School...
  • 7-Year-Old Suspended, Teacher Says He Shaped Pastry into Gun (w/video)

    03/02/2013 8:50:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 83 replies
    foxbaltimore.com ^ | 3-1-2013 | Fox45
    <p>Children at Park Elementary School went home with a letter today explaining there was a disruption in school. Seven year old Josh Welch, and his father, say the disruption lead to a two day suspension for the second grader in Brooklyn Park.</p>
  • A Gun Out of a Mountain Out of a Molehill

    03/03/2013 5:20:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Paul Jacob
    When I was a kid, my parents made pancakes in various shapes: Clowns, wagons, Mickey Mouse. My mother may have made a gun-shaped pancake for me once. If not, certainly my father did. According to the latest “thinking” amongst “educators,” that gun-shaped pancake was child abuse. And they should know. They are in the child abuse business. The latest nonsense from our public school establishment is a certain hysterical over-reaction to guns. Not violence as such, but the mere image of guns. Take the recent case of a 7-year-old Maryland lad named Joshua, who, according to a Fox affiliate, was...
  • Student suspended for shaping Pop-Tart into gun

    03/04/2013 2:44:42 PM PST · by grundle · 38 replies
    ktnv.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Krista Hostetler
    Baltimore, MD (KTNV) -- A student in Baltimore was suspended over breakfast. 7-year-old Josh Welch was eating a Pop-Tart at school. A teacher saw the pastry and said she thought it looked like it was being shaped into a gun. The teacher also said she heard Welch say, "Bang Bang" while he was holding it. That was enough to get him suspended. Welch said his teacher got it completely wrong, "It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and tore off the top, and it kind of looked like a gun but it wasn't." Welch said...
  • Students Told To Stop ‘USA!’ Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas (suspended from school)

    02/13/2013 5:12:02 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | February 13, 2013 4:04 P.M. | By Andrew Johnson
    Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A!” and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.” Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that “we need to pursue this further” and “work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.” Soumakian and Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman felt that the students’ actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations. “We wanted to make sure...