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  • My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3.

    07/25/2014 2:47:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/24/2014 | By Tunette Powell
    <p>I received a call from my sons’ school in March telling me that my oldest needed to be picked up early. He had been given a one-day suspension because he had thrown a chair. He did not hit anyone, but he could have, the school officials told me.</p>
  • 7 Kids Who Were Punished By Schools For Using Imaginary Guns

    07/04/2014 4:21:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    townhall ^ | 2013
    There was a time in America when the first priority of our schools was educating our children. That's no longer the case. Today, schools are primarily job programs for the unions and indoctrination centers for the Left. The great teachers in our schools are now used as cover for the mediocrities, the overpaid administrators, and the blatant attempts to force feed liberalism to children before they become experienced enough to recognize all the problems associated with it. Since the Left has been losing the public battle to curtail the 2nd Amendment, liberals started fighting it in a place where they...
  • Head backed for suspending boy because he made this 'Pop Tart gun'

    07/02/2014 6:18:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joel Christie
    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...
  • District defends kindergartner's sexual misconduct discipline

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- An assistant superintendent for the Dysart Unified School District defends calling a kindergartner's actions "sexual misconduct." Five-year-old Eric Lopez pulled his pants down on the playground at Ashton Ranch Elementary School last Spring and received a punishment of detention for what the school has deemed sexual misconduct. Eric now has a note that will remain in his permanent file for the duration he attends Dysart schools. His mother was not notified of the incident or the note her son signed in the assistant principal's office until after the fact. District policy states that a parent does not...
  • Common Sense ‘Pop Tart’ Gun Bill Becomes Law In Florida [ Gov.Rick Scott]

    06/23/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 23 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 06/23/14
    The “zero-tolerance” policy has become pretty insane in recent years, with school officials drastically over-reacting to kids being, well, normal kids. In one incident last year, a little boy in Maryland chewed his Pop-tart into the shape of a gun, and the adults in his school went ballistic. Legislators in Florida are pushing back against the madness by passing a “Pop-tart bill.”
  • Man [in Texas] says apartment complex called his US flag a ‘threat to Muslim community’

    06/19/2014 8:33:55 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    KHOU ^ | June 18, 2014 | Alice Barr
    WEBSTER, Texas -- A Webster man says his apartment complex manager told him his American flag was a “threat to the Muslim community,” and that he has to take it down. But he’s not giving up without a fight. Stepping onto Duy Tran's balcony in Webster, one thing is clear: "It means a lot to me," he said. He's talking about his American flag that he proudly put up when he moved in just a few days ago. But then an apartment manager at the Lodge on El Dorado told him he had to take it down. "What really stunned...
  • 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,”...
  • Dad Refuses to Take His Son for Psych Evaluation After Harmless School Incident.

    06/13/2014 6:39:08 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jun. 12, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    ( headline Dad Refuses to Take His Son for Psych Evaluation After Harmless School Incident. Then He Received a Letter That Left Him in Disbelief ) A New Jersey father defended his son, Ethan, after a simple pencil-swirling incident nearly resulted in the boy’s suspension earlier this year because a classmate claimed he was spinning it like a “gun.” Following intense media scrutiny, school officials reportedly backed off and it looked like the situation would just blow over. Then Michael Chaplin says he received a stunning letter from New Jersey’s Department of Child Protection and Permanency and Department of Children...
  • School Sunscreen Ban Causes 10-Year-Old Girl To Get FRIED On Field Trip

    06/07/2014 1:30:35 AM PDT · by grundle · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 6, 2014 | Eric Owens
    A San Antonio mother is furious because officials at her 10-year-old daughter’s elementary school banned sunscreen during a recent school field trip. Guess what happened. Of course, the poor kid came home crispily sunburned, reports local ABC affiliate KSAT. To make matters worse, mad mom Christy Riggs said skin cancer runs in her family — and her father who had it passed away recently. At issue is a district policy which prohibits kids from bringing sunscreen anywhere on school grounds. Riggs strongly disagrees with it. North East Independent School District spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor defended the policy because, she said, the...
  • Gun Picture Gets Boy In Trouble

    05/24/2014 8:32:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    KKTV.com ^ | 5/22/14
    A little boy is in trouble for a picture he drew as part of a school assignment. Second grader Kody Smith was assigned to go outside, look at the clouds, and then use his imagination to draw what he saw. "Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination and that picture is a gun,” explained 8-year-old Kody. Because it was a gun, the teacher at Talbott Elementary in Widefield called him into the office, and then filed a behavior report. His parents say that's too much. “It hurts. It hurts that he was so scared...
  • [Video] 8 Year Old Schoolboy Reprimanded For Thinking a Cloud Looked Like a Gun During Assignment

    05/22/2014 5:50:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | May 22, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] 8 Year Old Schoolboy Reprimanded For Thinking a Cloud Looked Like a Gun During Assignment May 22 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post So I think we’re officially to the point where our public schools are punishing children for their imagination. According to KKTV, Second grader Kody Smith was assigned to go outside, look at the clouds, and then use his imagination to draw what he saw. “Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination and that picture is a gun,” explained 8-year-old Kody. Because it was a gun, the teacher at Talbott...
  • Fencing Foiled by Zero Tolerance Insanity

    05/17/2014 9:43:33 AM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 05/17/2014 | Dave Blount
    Zero tolerance for weapons lunacy isn’t limited to grade schools. In colleges, the time-honored sport of fencing may take it in the heart: The newly formed fencing club at North Dakota State University (NDSU) cannot practice on campus thanks to the university’s weapons policy. “The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in NDSU…understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” Enrique Alvarez, the club’s coach, told Valley News Live. The swords the club uses have no sharp points or blades. The tips are flat and spring-loaded. Still, the university deems them weapons; as such, possession or use of the swords is prohibited...
  • What Did This 13-Year Old Boy Draw That Caused His School to Suspend Him and Call Police?

    05/17/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-18-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsDo you remember playing “hangman” as a child? Me too. But apparently no one among the staff of Beaverton Junior High School in Oreon ever has. Or they are so hysterical as a result of politically correct indoctrination that they have lost their collective minds: The school suspended a 13-year-old student and turned him over to police because of a “doodle” he drew showing a person being hanged, as part of the game 'Hangman', his father claims in court.
  • School accused of trying to 'demonize' student in 'pastry gun' suspension

    04/30/2014 5:00:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Apr 30. 2014
    School accused of trying to 'demonize' student in 'pastry gun' suspension Published April 30, 2014 FoxNews.com The attorney for a Maryland boy who was suspended after shaping a pastry into a gun says school administrators are trying to "demonize" him in their bid to fight an appeal to have the punishment erased from his school record. Joshua Welch, 9, was suspended from Park Elementary School in Baltimore for two days in March 2013 after his second-grade teacher accused him of chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. The case received national media attention and led to legislative...
  • Student EXPELLED for forgetting to leave his hunting gun at home

    04/26/2014 8:10:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 25, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Zero tolerance strikes again, with a vengeance: A Maryland high school expelled a well-behaved 18-year-old student who accidentally brought a shotgun onto school property because he left it in his car after returning from a hunting trip. The student, 18-year-old Patrick Bryan Mitchell, was expelled from South River High School. He was also arrested by county police and received a mugshot. He is barred from possessing a gun for a year. He missed his senior lacrosse season, several weeks of school, and his chances at an athletic scholarship to Pfeiffer College were crushed. He was forced to drop out of...
  • 4th grader sells pot in northern Colorado

    04/23/2014 9:44:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 4:33 PM EDT
    School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said Wednesday that the students involved, three 10-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl at Greeley’s Monfort Elementary School, faced tough discipline but not suspension or expulsion. He would not elaborate on their punishment. […] The marijuana appears to have been legally purchased by adults—grandparents in two families—and no charges were expected to be filed, Gates said. He said the...
  • 'This Is Going to Ruin My Entire Life': 18-Year-Old Aspiring Firefighter Charged With Felony

    03/22/2014 8:22:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    heritage ^ | march 22, 2014 | evan bernick
    Eighteen year-old Jordan Wiser is training to be a firefighter. He’s a certified emergency vehicle operator who works as a first responder when he’s not attending high school. And, after just spending 13 days in jail, he’s now facing felony charges for weapons possession. The weapon? A pocketknife. It was in his EMT vest, and he uses it to cut through seatbelts when he’s practicing saving lives.
  • Student takes razor from classmate hurting himself, gets suspended and faces expulsion

    03/21/2014 3:02:14 AM PDT · by raybbr · 18 replies
    Yahoo.news ^ | Will Lerner
    Last week, Virginia Beach, Virginia sixth grader Adrionna Harris noticed her classmate doing something terrible – he was cutting his arm with a small razor. The Bayside Middle School student knew that was wrong, so she stepped in and took the razor away, and threw it out. It was an act that one mightthink would earn her praise from her school. As WAVY 10 On Your Side News reports, it instead earned her a suspension and possible expulsion. That’s right, Adrionna received a 10-day suspension, the only reason being because she had admitted what happened. With the weapon disposed, it...
  • Student Suspended for Taking Razor From Classmate (Who Was Self-Harming)

    03/20/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    WAVY ^ | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Andy Fox
    We teach kids that honesty is the best policy, but at one Virginia Beach middle school it might be better to keep the truth to yourself. Last Thursday at Bayside Middle School, sixth grader Adrionna Harris came to the aide of a classmate who was cutting his arm. She faces expulsion for taking a razor from the student, throwing it away and convincing him what he was doing wasn’t right. She thought she was doing the right thing, so on Friday she told the school administration what happened. The way school officials responded led to this question: was the school’s...
  • Zero Tolerance, Evil Objects, and the Psychosis of the Left

    03/19/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    Indeed, in the example of guns, they expressly believe that some firearms possess quantifiably greater evil than others, depending entirely on their appearance, despite being lifeless objects. An equivalent belief would be that a paring knife is certainly evil, but a carving knife is purely demonic. To a rational person, such an unhinged thought process more than merely hints at lunacy. Inanimate objects do not possess inherent evil. It can’t be built in, absorbed or grown inside a gun. In fact, the only things on Earth that have that ability are people. And yet, despite living in a world defined...
  • Teen self-defense expert expelled, jailed, because of a pocketknife

    03/11/2014 11:35:45 AM PDT · by robowombat · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 10, 2014 | Robby Soave
    An Ohio high school student training to be an EMT was charged with a felony and sent to jail for 13 days because police found a pocketknife during an unauthorized search of his car. Jordan Wiser, an 18-year-old student at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus in Jefferson, Ohio, is an EMT trainee with a passion for self-defense and public service. He aspires to be a firefighter, and is a certified emergency vehicle operator. Wiser is comfortable with weapons, and posts Youtube videos of himself talking about law enforcement, self-defense and video games. Apparently, school administrators caught wind of the...
  • Ohio 5th Grader Suspended for Pretending Finger Was a Gun?!

    03/08/2014 12:54:42 PM PST · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2014 | Staff
    Did an Ohio elementary school jump the gun in its punishment of a 10-year-old? Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in North Columbus, Ohio, suspended a fifth grader for three days after he pointed his finger in the shape of a gun at another student’s head. Paul Entingh said his 10-year-old son, Nathan, was just messing around during science class. "He asked his friend to borrow a pencil and when his friend dropped it, my son Nathan was playing around and he did that with his fingers. Pointed it at the kid, said 'boom,'" Entingh told Fox 28. Paul and Nathan were...
  • School forces half-naked, sopping wet student to stand outside, frostbite results

    03/04/2014 7:21:17 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2014 | Robby Soave
    <p>A Minnesota public high school was so committed to obeying its fire drill policy to the exact letter of the law that it forced a female student–dressed only in a swimsuit, and sopping wet–to stand outside in the freezing cold for ten minutes. As a result, she suffered frostbite.</p>
  • Boy Suspended for Pointing Finger Like Gun

    03/04/2014 8:26:45 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6,608 replies
    Newser ^ | 3/4/14 | Kate Seamons
    America's kids have been suspended for pretending that pencils were guns, but an Ohio school may have topped that. A 10-year-old student at a Columbus elementary school was handed a three-day suspension for making a finger gun and pretending to shoot a classmate. The suspension letter more formally referred to his weapon as a "level 2 lookalike firearm," reports the Columbus Dispatch. Devonshire Alternative Elementary School's principal says students have been frequently told not to play pretend gun games, with a district rep saying kids were warned consequences would follow. Those consequences hit hard last week for fifth-grader Nathan Entingh,...
  • Treatment or Jail: Patrick Kennedy Wages Fierce Anti-Pot Crusade

    02/17/2014 11:15:17 AM PST · by gooblah · 41 replies
    As a hard-partying teenager, Patrick Kennedy met President Reagan at a fundraiser for the JFK Library, a meeting captured in a photograph that the former Rhode Island congressman now hangs in his home office. He used to think of it as a funny episode, a collision of Camelot’s cocaine kid and America’s foremost opponent of illegal drug use. But Kennedy took his last hit of anything in 2009, and he’s since honed an anti-drug message that sounds a bit like Reagan with a Boston brogue. Kennedy believes there is "an epidemic in this country of epic dimensions when it comes...
  • Zero Tolerance: Chicago School Officials Suspend 11-Year-Old Boy Under ‘Dangerous Weapons’ Policy

    02/11/2014 6:47:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | February 6, 2014 | Nisha Whitehead
    CHICAGO, Il.— Criticizing Chicago school officials for being overzealous, misguided and incapable of distinguishing between an impotent toy and a dangerous weapon, The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of an 11-year-old boy who was suspended from school after he voluntarily turned in a non-firing plastic toy gun that had been forgotten in his jacket pocket. Caden Cook, a sixth grader at Fredrick Funston Elementary School, was suspended for allegedly violating the school’s weapons policy against dangerous objects, in addition to being ordered to undergo counseling, and subjected to intimidation tactics, interrogation, and dire threats by school officials—all without...
  • Obama considers revoking trademark for Washington Redskins because some people said it was offensive

    01/21/2014 1:29:52 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 21, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama considers revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive It was recently reported that the Obama administration was considering revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive.This could set a horrible precedent.Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc., can be...
  • State Legislators Compelled To Outlaw Tormenting Children For Chewing Food Into Vague Gun-Shapes

    01/13/2014 5:43:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Political Outcat ^ | January 13, 2014 | Mark Horne
    Let me begin this post with a personal anecdote. True story: I was once arrested for participating in an abortion protest. It was a standard banana-republic arrest and charges were dropped because there was no basis for arresting us. But I got to spend a night in jail—a rather light version where all us pro-lifers got to sack out together. The room was quite familiar to me—the paint, the décor, the cinderblock wall underneath. It was the same as every American schoolroom I had ever been inside. Moving on to what might seem like a different subject: What a great...
  • DOJ Says Schools Unfairly Punish Minorities

    01/13/2014 8:53:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed schools’ disciplinary standards that result in a “disproportionate number of minorities being penalized. These school administrators may feel that they’re being fair because the same rules apply to all students. But I’m saying this kind of simplistic notion is not good enough.” Holder suggested that “differences in the subcultures of students from different racial, social, and economic backgrounds must be considered. Minorities who have been subjected to generations of oppression have a right to strike back against this oppression. An action that might justifiably be regarded as unwarranted if committed by a member of the...
  • Biggest bullies in the public schools: the Education Establishment

    01/11/2014 7:39:45 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    We hear a lot about bullying as if it’s as common as cheering at a football game. But who is really the Big Bully in our public schools? Who is throwing their weight around all the time? More specifically, who is insisting on the use of bad methods that never seem to work better this year than 10 years ago? Who is making lame excuses for poor performance so that nothing seems to get better? Who fills the air with propaganda and sophistry so that no one can think clearly about the issues facing us? Consider Whole Word. Rudolf Flesch...
  • Education Experts Blast DOJ's Apparent Call For Race-Based System Of Punishment Of Schoolkids

    01/11/2014 10:07:00 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-11-2014 | Fox News
    <p>Attorney General Eric Holder recently made comments suggesting that Zero Tolerance policies in US schools place minority students at an unfair advantage.</p> <p>Education experts blasted a recent Department of Justice directive, which they say seems to advocate a racial quota system for punishing school kids for such transgressions as being late or chewing gum in class.</p>
  • Holder: School discipline racially biased, overly harsh

    01/08/2014 10:12:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    January 08, 2014, 12:54 pm Holder: School discipline racially biased, overly harsh By Ben Goad Attorney Gen. Eric Holder called upon the nation’s school districts Wednesday to re-think “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies that he said disproportionately punish minorities and push too many students into to the justice system. “Alarming numbers of young people are suspended, expelled, or even arrested for relatively minor transgressions like school uniform violations, schoolyard fights, or showing “disrespect” by laughing in class,” Holder said during a speech in Baltimore. Holder’s remarks accompany the release Wednesday of new federal guidance from the departments of Justice and Education...
  • HOLDER'S NEW SCHOOL DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES: STOP TARGETING MINORITIES

    01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    he Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a "school-to-prison" pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out of school and into the court system. Attorney General Eric Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s,...
  • Legal or not, you could get fired for smoking pot (Colorado)

    12/31/2013 11:03:49 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 35 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 12/29/2013 | Russell Haythorn
    DENVER - While marijuana may be legally purchased, legally possessed and legally smoked as of January 1, under Colorado law, it can also get you legally fired. There is already a precedent for this in the state courts. In 2010 a Colorado man was fired by his employer, Dish Network, for using medical marijuana off-duty. The Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the firing which is now being heard by the Colorado Supreme Court. Amendment 64 gives employers the same discretion, allowing them to prohibit marijuana use both on and off the job. Marijuana proponents believe it's a double-standard. "No business...
  • Moral Intelligence and Public School Bullying

    12/22/2013 2:37:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2013 | Deborah C. Taylor
    On December 4, 2013 Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5-million member American Federation of Teachers(AFT), spoke on C-Span about bullying, particularly of gay students. Ms. Weingarten said, with surprise in her voice, that she doesn't understand why gay students are still bullied in public schools, because in 2013, "It's cool to be gay." She also said she is gay, and now speaks about it openly.As a psychotherapist, I tell clients that being surprised by another person's behavior often results from erroneous assumptions about the person, usually because you see them as you want them to be rather than as they...
  • Some Parents Upset After L.I. School Removes Religious References From ‘Silent Night’

    12/19/2013 9:36:42 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    CBS New York ^ | December 19, 2013
    KINGS PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The song “Silent Night” is at the heart of a concert controversy on Long Island. Kings Park school officials removed several religious references, including “Holy infant” and “Christ the Savior,” from the popular Christmas carol before a student concert last week, WCBS 880′s Mike Xirinachs reported. The intent was to avoid offending non-Christians, but the change left others upset.
  • Colorado boy, 6, suspended, accused of sexual harassment for kissing girl on cheek

    12/11/2013 4:47:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Published December 10, 2013/
    <p>A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek.</p> <p>School officials in Canon City are accusing Hunter Yelton of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record.</p> <p>The boy's mother tells KRDO-TV her son was suspended once before for kissing the girl and had disciplinary problems, but the girl did not object to being kissed. She told the station that the two children like each other.</p>
  • When do we finally stop the harassment of little boys by school administrators?

    12/10/2013 3:47:45 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/10/13 | William Jacobson
    6-Year old boy suspended for kissing girl on cheek.Their war on little boys in elementary schools continues unabated. Little children are being punished with suspensions, expulsions, and permanent damage to school records based on standards of conduct carried into elementary schools from the adult world. Typically, but not exclusively, the insanity is directed at little boys for alleged violation of zero tolerance gun and sexual harassment policies. KRDO reports: A Canon City school six-year-old boy has been accused of sexual harassment and the school suspended him for kissing a girl on the cheek and hand. **snip**The Principal is defending the...
  • Colorado 6-year-old suspended for kissing a girl

    12/10/2013 7:43:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Brietbart/AP ^ | December 10, 2013
    A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek. School officials in Canon City are accusing the boy of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record.
  • Law Firm: Fifth-Grader Suspended for 'Shooting' Imaginary 'Arrow' at Classmate

    12/05/2013 7:38:14 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Craig Bannister
    On Wednesday, the Rutherford Institute announced it has come to the defense of a 10-year-old boy who was suspended under a school zero tolerance policy for shooting an imaginary "arrow" at a fellow classmate, using nothing more than his hands and his imagination. Additionally, Rutherford Institute says the student has been threatened with expulsion for his make-believe actions, which were a response to another student "shooting" an imaginary gun at him: "Johnny Jones, a fifth grader at South Eastern Middle School, was suspended for a day and threatened with expulsion under the school's weapons policy after playfully using his hands...
  • Dad Breaks School Pickup Rule, Gets Arrested

    11/22/2013 1:06:14 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 20, 2013 | Beth Greenfield
    A Tennessee father of two found himself under arrest after attempting a school pickup on foot last week. The school policy is to wait in the car. “It’s ridiculous,” Jim Howe, a professional drag racer, tells Yahoo Shine, adding that he is “absolutely considering” legal action against the school.
  • Man Arrested For Trying to Pick Up His Kids From School (Cumberland County, Tennessee)

    11/19/2013 2:00:23 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19, 2013 | Youtube
    A father attempts to pick his children up from school by foot which triggers an explosive reaction from the overseeing officer who is enforcing a new car pick-up policy. Jim Howe, the father, is arrested for disorderly conduct for no clear reason and has filed a lawsuit. “I’m not raising my voice, I’m not confrontational, I want my kids,” Jim Howe said prior to the arrest. “You don’t need a reason as a parent to go get your children. They are our children,” says Howe.
  • T-Shirt Memorializing Sixth-Grader Causes School Uproar [school bans shirts honoring dead student]

    11/12/2013 11:12:02 PM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | Sarah B. Weir
    <p>A controversy over kids wearing T-shirts to celebrate their friend who died from leukemia has sparked anger and soul-searching in Battle Creek, Michigan. On Saturday, sixth-grader Caitlyn Jackson passed away after a three-year battle with the disease. More than a dozen classmates showed up at Lakeville Middle School on Monday wearing orange and blue t-shirts bearing Caitlyn's name, many of which had been decorated by the kids themselves over the weekend. Blue was the 12-year-old's favorite color, and orange is the color designated to promote leukemia awareness. Upon arrival, the students were informed that they would need to either turn the shirts inside out, cover the girl's name with duct tape, or change tops—a decision made by school administrators.</p>
  • Muslim student pitches a fit over these awesome Halloween costumes [school agrees with student]

    11/09/2013 11:06:09 AM PST · by grundle · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 8, 2013 | Eric Owens
    A controversy has broken out at Washington University in St. Louis over a Facebook photo apparently showing five students dressed up for Halloween as a Navy SEAL team capturing Osama bin Laden with garish neon water guns. The photo was originally posted on Facebook on Oct. 30 with the title “Halloween ’13 Amurrica!!” reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The photo shows three dudes in camouflage attire surrounding a kid also in camo garb who is sporting a long, fake beard and turban. There’s also a guy in the background holding up an American flag. Washington University student Mahroh Jahangiri later...
  • Schools' zero tolerance policies fail students

    11/02/2013 1:16:36 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 8 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 18, 2013 | David Whiting
    With a 4-point grade average, a schedule stuffed with honors classes and a mission to Africa already behind her, Catelyn Meador doesn’t seem like the typical teenager who would get suspended for bringing a weapon to school. Like hundreds of thousands of minors caught up in zero-tolerance policies since the craze began two decades ago, Catelyn is serving a sentence that, rather than teaching her something, only hurts her academic future. Already, the 17-year-old has had to drop AP chemistry and was told last week that the make-up math work she did while on a 5-day suspension won’t count. Fortunately,...
  • HS Football Player Suspended For Writing Class Poem About Coach's Son

    10/23/2013 4:39:00 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 26 replies
    Deadspin ^ | October 23, 2013
    The Rittman (Ohio) Indians aren't having a good year. They're 1-7. So when junior DE Nick Andre had to write a poem for his composition class, he chose as a subject the team's star wide receiver, who happens to be the son of the coach and brother of the offensive coordinator. The assignment was to write about something that makes you angry. Andre's poem, entitled "Stupid," accuses senior WR Blake Dennis of not being particularly good, but getting all the plays because of nepotism and his friendship with the quarterback. Dennis has committed to Akron next year (his father's alma...
  • Jerk of the Week - North Andover High School and Zero Tolerance

    10/20/2013 2:55:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 7 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | October 20, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    It seems that every day our country slides further into insanity. Whether it's the mainstream media lying to our faces or the fiscal madness from our tax-and-spend politicians, it's enough to drive normal Americans mad. I don't know why I'm still surprised when some new absurdity raises its head, making me ponder, "Why?" There are so many individuals, groups, and institutions that act against the common good that we feel that they need to be singled out for our Jerk of the Week honors. Sadly, we seem to never run out of candidates, no matter how much we wish that...
  • North Andover teen punished for being designated driver

    10/16/2013 4:18:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox Boston ^ | 10/14/13
    A 17-year-old North Andover High School student was stripped of her captain's position on the volleyball team and suspended for five games after she went to a party to pick up an intoxicated friend, reports The Boston Herald. Erin Cox received a call from a friend, who was allegedly intoxicated, and asked her to pick her up from a party on Main Street in Boxford. Being a good friend, Erin went to pick her up, but instead met police just as they arrived at the house, the newspaper reports.
  • Model student punished for helping drunk friend get home safely

    10/15/2013 7:29:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-15-2013 | Robby Soave
    School “zero tolerance” policies claimed another victim as Massachusetts high school student Erin Cox was suspended from her volleyball team after giving an intoxicated friend a ride home from a party. Police determined that Cox had not consumed alcohol, and agreed that the honors student had only come to a party featuring underage drinking in order to make sure a friend got home safely. But Andover High School decided to punish Cox anyway, determining that she had violated the school district’s zero tolerance policy against drug and alcohol use. Cox was demoted from her position as captain of the volleyball...
  • North Andover (MA) High Punishes (sober) Teen For Giving Drunken Pal Ride Home From Party

    10/14/2013 12:12:38 PM PDT · by matt04 · 119 replies
    It’s tough for Eleanor Cox to talk about how heartbroken her daughter Erin is over the punishment she received for doing what she thought was right. “She’s very fragile and I’m worried about her. Very worried about her. She didn’t do anything wrong,” Cox told WBZ-TV on Sunday. Two weeks ago, Erin received a call from a friend at a party who was too drunk to drive. Erin drove to Boxford after work to pick up her friend. Moments after she arrived, the cops arrived too and busted several kids for underage possession of alcohol. A North Andover High School...