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  • Class assignment to build toy gun sparks university lockdown [St. Louis U]

    05/03/2017 9:07:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2017 12:02 AM EDT
    An engineering student at Saint Louis University did too well on a class assignment to build a toy gun, creating a model so realistic that it prompted a campus-wide lockdown and hunt for a possible shooting suspect. The private, Catholic university in Missouri warned all students to shelter in place for hours Wednesday afternoon and evacuated a residence hall after reports of a man with a gun on campus and shots fired. Police and university officials eventually tracked the source of the scare to a toy gun. Students in the Aerospace and Mechanical “Engineering Manufacturing Procedures” class had been assigned...

    12/01/2016 9:55:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies ^ | December 1, 2016 | BY HANNAH PARRY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    FULL TITLE: Teacher arrested for attacking seven-year-old and breaking his jaw says he thought the student had a GUN A Baltimore teacher arrested for breaking a seven-year-old boy's jaw and knocking out several of his teeth claims he thought that the student had a gun. Timothy Randall Korr, 25, is charged with child abuse, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment of a minor, after he was accused of throwing his young student against the wall. His lawyer, Kurt Nachtman, told ABC that Korr had been told by two students at City Springs Elementary and Middle School Trayvon Grayson had been brandishing...
  • Toy Gun Safety (Vanity)

    12/27/2015 7:34:16 AM PST · by Altariel · 60 replies
    I thought young Freeper parents could use a reference thread for "everything your child should know about toy gun safety/ gun safety. For instance: 1) Don't point toy guns at children too young to play with them. 2) Play with toy guns with an adult present. 3 ) Toy guns are outside toys. Your house rules may vary, but I think having a conservative resource for this information would be a welcome response to more statist notions. What are your house rules? What do you teach (or have you taught) your children?

    02/08/2015 12:26:50 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies ^ | February 8, 2015 | Merrill Hope
    A nine-year-old Texas schoolboy was suspended from his elementary school for posession of a “magic ring.” Remember the poptart gun? The Nerf gun? The Lego gun? The pointed finger gun? In another time, these typical childrens’ toys would have gotten as little notice as the old fashioned cap gun but in a world where the list of childhood offenses also includes possession of a novelty pen or a Hello Kitty bubble gun, it comes as little surprise that a Lord of the Rings “magic ring” would land Aiden Steward in suspension from his elementary school in Kermit, Texas. The story...
  • 575 Administration Drive, Room 102 A Santa Rosa CA

    01/17/2015 6:50:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    wherevent ^ | Tuesday 27 January 2015 | Organized by : Justice For Andy Lopez
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors make a mockery of the attempts of the Task Force and its Subcommittees to initiate change in response to the killing of Andy Lopez by Deputy Erick Gelhaus... Now they make plans to move forward with a park for Moorland, on the site where Andy was killed, with no mention of Andy Lopez.
  • OH: Focus on Gun Color is Farcical

    12/18/2014 5:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Someone painted this Cobra FS 380 for unknown purposes.  The police claim that it was to make it appear to be a toy, but people have been customizing and adorning the appearance of weapons for centuries.  From CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Orlando Lowery was in court this weekend for allegedly painting his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to look like a toy. It is only in recent times that firearms could easily be made in many different colors.  As the capability to do so has emerged, more and more people are taking advantage of it.  Here are some pistols...
  • Cleveland police officer shoots 12-year-old boy carrying BB gun

    11/23/2014 3:10:20 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 140 replies ^ | 11/23/14 | Corey Schaffer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A rookie Cleveland police officer shot a 12-year-old boy outside a city recreation center late Saturday afternoon after the boy pulled a BB gun from his waistband, police said. Police were responding to reports of a male with a gun outside Cudell Recreation Center at Detroit Avenue and West Boulevard about 3:30 p.m., Deputy Chief of Field Operations Ed Tomba said. A rookie officer and a 10-15 year veteran pulled into the parking lot and saw a few people sitting underneath a pavilion next to the center. The rookie officer saw a black gun sitting on the...
  • 5-Year-Old Shooting a Crayon 'Gun' Forced to Sign No-Kill Contract

    10/12/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies ^ | 10-11-2014 | Trey Sanchez
    An elementary school in Mobile, Alabama forced a 5-year-old student to sign a "safety contract" promising not to kill herself or anyone else because the girl allegedly pointed a crayon at another student and said, "pew pew." The girl's mother was summoned to E.R. Dickson Elementary school and told that her daughter had drawn something that resembled a gun and pretended to shoot with the crayon. The mother told Local 15 News that while she waited in the lobby and without her consent, the school gave her daughter a questionnaire evaluating her for depression and suicidal thoughts, and finally forced...
  • 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...
  • CA:A Woman, Fake Gun, Warning Shot, Criminals and Justifiable Homicide

    08/20/2014 5:05:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A career criminal has an out of wedlock child with a woman.  He shows up for the child's first birthday, only to find another man present, who also has a criminal record, but no felonies.   The first criminal, enraged to find another man with the mother of his child, threatens to kidnap the one year old.   The man without felonies fires a warning shot from a .38 to stop the threat.   The  career criminal goes to his car, pulls out a handgun, and points it at the man with the .38, who promptly shoots him in the chest, killing...
  • Man shot dead by police in Walmart 'after he picked up a toy gun'

    08/07/2014 3:41:25 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2014 | Julian Robinson
    Relatives of John Crawford, pictured, believe he was holding a toy gun when police shot him dead at a Walmart store A man shot dead by police in a U.S. supermarket may have been killed after picking up a toy gun, his relatives have claimed. John Crawford was gunned down at a Walmart store in Beavercreek amid reports that he was waving a rifle at customers, including children. But relatives of the 22-year-old have contacted civil rights organisations after claiming he was holding a toy gun in the toy section of the shop when the incident unfolded. LeeCee Johnson, who...
  • Little Boy Expelled From School For Rolling Up A PIECE OF PAPER, Pointing It Like A Gun

    06/17/2014 7:15:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17 2014 | Eric Owens
    Another little boy has gotten in trouble at school for having something that represents a gun but isn’t actually anything like a real gun. This time, eight-year-old Asher Palmer rolled up a piece of paper, called it a gun and pointed it at other kids, reports the New York Post. Officials at the special-needs school in New York City which Palmer attended then expelled him. The school is the Lang School, a ritzy private bastion which specializes in educating students with language difficulties. Annual tuition is $51,500. “Asher is exactly the type of student Lang is supposed to be serving,”...
  • ABC News Video: First-grader suspended after toy gun found in backpack

    06/08/2014 7:57:31 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 54 replies
    WTAE Pittsburgh, ABC News copied by Top Right News Blog ^ | June 5, 2014 | Marcie Cipriani, ABC News // Gina Cassini Top Right News Blog
    by Gina Cassini | TopRight NewsOnce again, the anti-gun fanatics are running loose in our children's schools. And this time they are punishing a kid who did the right thing! As a mom, this one has steam coming out of my ears. First-grader Darin Simak goes to Martin Elementary in New Kensington, PA. On Wednesday he went to school just like any other day but, when he arrived, he realized there was a toy gun in his backpack. What did Darin do? Darin tried to do the right thing by immediately bringing the toy gun to his teacher and explained that “he...
  • First Grader Turns Himself In for Having Toy Gun, Faces Expulsion

    06/07/2014 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/06/2014 | UPI
    Darin left his backpack at a friend's house and had to be sent to school with a backup. When he discovered the toy in the bag, knowing it was illegal, Darin turned the contraband into his teacher. "He found the toy gun on the outside pocket," Darin's father Chris Simak told local reporters. "He took it straight to the teacher and said that he wasn't allowed to have it." Darin's teacher followed protocol and brought the first grader to the principal, where he was immediately suspended pending an expulsion hearing. According to the school charter, the punishment for bringing a...
  • Parents sue California deputy who shot boy carrying toy assault rifle

    11/05/2013 7:29:58 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 81 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 5, 2013 | Ronnie Cohen
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The parents of a 13-year-old California boy killed last month while carrying a plastic replica of an assault rifle filed a civil rights lawsuit on Monday against the sheriff's deputy who shot him ... Deputy Erick Gelhaus, 48, shot Andy Lopez Cruz as the eighth grader was walking near his home in the wine-country town of Santa Rosa carrying an imitation gun he planned to return to a friend, relatives and officials have said..... On Monday, attorney Arnoldo Casillas filed the federal lawsuit against Gelhaus and Sonoma County in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on...
  • Deputy who shot and killed toy gun-carrying teen, 13, allegedly pulled gun

    11/03/2013 8:18:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 348 replies ^ | 3 November 2013 | STEVE NOLAN
    Deputy who shot and killed toy gun-carrying teen, 13, allegedly pulled gun Deputy who shot and killed toy gun-carrying teen, 13, allegedly pulled gun on a driver during traffic stop two months earlier A driver has come forward saying the deputy who shot dead a 13-year-old California boy after mistaking his fake AK-47 as real pulled a gun on him also, after he failed to signal a lane change during a carpool. Jeff Westbrook, 57, of Santa Rosa said he was mistreated by Deputy Erick Gelhaus after being pulled over Aug. 21 in Cotati, so much so that at one...
  • Boy, 13, fatally shot by police holding toy rifle

    10/23/2013 6:03:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 139 replies
    RT ^ | 10/23/2013
    Two sheriff’s deputies in Northern California shot and killed 13-year-old boy who they thought was carrying an assault rifle, only to find out that the gun the teen was holding was a toy, police and family members have said. The officers, on patrol Tuesday in Sonoma County, reported seeing the boy carrying what appeared to be a black AK-47, reports the AP. A photo made public after the tragedy show a toy weapon with a black magazine cartridge and brown butt.  Sheriff’s Lieutenant Dennis O’Leary told reporters the deputies called for backup and repeatedly ordered the boy to drop the...
  • Video: Student suspended, possibly expelled for playing with toy gun in his own yard

    09/24/2013 8:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    When do schools assume legal responsibility for your children? At the school, on the bus, or at the bus stop? The latter is likely the best answer, but no one believes that it starts in your front yard, seventy feet away from the bus stop. Nobody, that is, except perhaps the Virginia Beach City Public School System, which may expel Khalid Caraballo today for shooting a non-lethal pellet pistol in his own front yard last week:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of...
  • 7th-grader suspended for playing with airsoft gun in own yard

    09/24/2013 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 63 replies ^ | September 24, 2013 | Staff
    A seventh-grade student in Virginia Beach, Va., has been suspended from school for playing with an airsoft gun with a friend in his front yard while waiting for the school bus. WAVY-TV reports that 13-year-old Khalid Caraballo will find out soon if he will be expelled for "possession, handling and use of a firearm" because the guns were fired at two others playing in Caraballo's yard. snip The school's so-called "zero-tolerance" policy on guns extends to private property, according to the report. snip "It's on your school record. The school said I had possession of a firearm. They aren't going...
  • Woman's toy gun scares off masked intruder in Deerfield Beach

    06/26/2013 8:27:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 26, 2013 | Brett Clarkson, Erika Pesantes and Robert Nolin
    When Jane Rainboth was awaken from her sleep by a masked man peering into her bedroom, she reached for the black, semi-automatic pistol on her nightstand. "I got a gun! I got a gun!" she hollered. But it was a trick — Rainboth's gun was a plastic toy. The would-be burglar turned heels and ran out the patio door, with Rainboth in hot pursuit down the hallway of her Deerfield Beach apartment.