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  • 8-Year-Old Florida Boy Suspended for Making Gun Shape With Fingers: ‘It Was a Game’

    10/01/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies ^ | october 1, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    A pretend game of cops and robbers landed a Florida elementary school boy with a very real suspension after he made a pretend gun with his thumb and index finger. The mother of 8-year-old Jordan Bennett said her son was only playing with his friend at Harmony Community School in St. Cloud. She fears his one-day suspension, which was handed down Friday, wrongly labels Jordan as a violent person. “There was nothing in his hand. He used his thumb and index finger,” Bonnie Bennett told WKMG-TV. “It was a game. He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone....
  • 7 Kids Who Were Punished By Schools For Using Imaginary Guns

    10/01/2013 2:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 1, 2013 | John Hawkins
    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...
  • Insanity: seventh-grader suspended three days for gun keychain the size of a quarter

    09/29/2013 3:10:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/2013 | Eric Owens
    Yet another student has landed in trouble for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.This time, the student is 12-year-old Joseph Lyssikatos, a student in advanced math who had perfect attendance last year. The seventh-grader made the mistake of bringing a ridiculously small, silver keychain shaped like a gun to Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School in Coventry, R.I, reports local NBC affiliate WJAR.The two-inch keychain fell out of Lyssikatos’s backpack while he was at school.After another kid picked it up and displayed it to other students, a teacher intervened and impounded the keychain.Apparently fearing that the...
  • Girl, 13, her boyfriend, 12, ordered to register as sex offenders [truncated title]

    09/30/2013 5:37:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 116 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Undated | David Ross
    ..In this ironic case, the 13-year-old unidentified girl, and the 12-year-old boy, are both on the sex offender list and are the victims in the case, because they had consensual sex with each other. The two violated a Utah state law that criminalizes having sex with a person under 14 years of age. Although they were both children, Utah State officials found them guilty of sexual abuse of a child....
  • Maine law allows police to arrest victims to make sure they testify

    09/26/2013 9:09:09 AM PDT · by Altariel · 44 replies ^ | September 23, 2013 | PSUSA
    Maine law allows police to arrest victims to make sure they testify CHELSEA, ME — A battered woman was arrested by police in an effort to force her to testify against her abuser. She was detained without charges, locked in a cage, and a bail was set. The startling practice of arresting the victim is actually legal in Maine, thanks to a seldom used statute. Jessica Ruiz, 35, was the alleged victim of domestic violence at the hands of 45-year-old Robert Robinson, Jr., in an April incident. On September 17, police arrested Ruiz to make sure she testified against...
  • Students Suspended For Playing With Pellet Gun in Own Front Yard, One Mother Called Because It Made

    09/24/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT · by matt04 · 40 replies
    WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, Virginia asks “has zero tolerance gone too far?” as it reports this story: A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus. The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop;...
  • 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...
  • Student suspended for 10 days for accidentally bringing pocket knife to football game, attorney says

    09/19/2013 10:10:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2013
    A Pennsylvania high school student has been suspended for what his attorney calls “doing the right thing”—handing in a pocket knife that he accidentally brought to a football game. … (David) Schaffner (III, 16,) was asked to leave the game and on Monday was handed a 10-day out-of-school suspension by the Fox Chapel Area school district. The district’s parent-student handbook says students who bring weapons to school or school-related events—including knives and firearms—can be expelled for a year, reports. …
  • Gun gesture leads to suspension for Calvert sixth-grader (Calvert County MD)

    09/08/2013 4:50:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    A sixth-grader in Calvert County was suspended for forming his hand into a gun on his bus ride to school, an incident that adds to a string of recent high-profile cases involving punishments for children who gesture with imaginary weapons. Carin Read, mother of the 11-year-old student at Mill Creek Middle School in Lusby, filed an appeal of the suspension late last week, after a principal denied her request to remove the alleged infraction from her son’s school records. The boy had already served a day-long in-school suspension, and Read argued that he should not have a permanent record over...
  • NAACP calls on Justice Dept., Secret Service to investigate rodeo clown flap

    08/15/2013 2:21:09 AM PDT · by grundle · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Missouri chapter of the NAACP appealed for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Secret Service to launch an investigation and open a federal case against the rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obama’s face... ... the fallout so far has included the resignation of the head of Missouri’s rodeo-clown organization, and the announcement of Missouri State Fair officials that all rodeo clowns will now have to take sensitivity training as a condition of their employment. ... the clown who actually performed the skit... has been banned for life from state rodeo performances.
  • Rodeo clowns wear masks of Bush and Obama, but get very different reactions

    08/15/2013 1:47:13 AM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
  • Daycare Teacher Fired After Extinguishing Fire At Center

    07/24/2013 1:50:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 36 replies ^ | 07/24/2013 | Dan Fastenberg
    When Michelle Hammack,a teacher at the Little Temples Childcare facility in Arlington, Fla., smelled smoke and the children were napping, she rushed out of her classroom to investigate. Seeing that chicken nuggets were burning in an oven, she was able to put out the fire before even the fire trucks arrived on the scene, according to a report by WTEV-TV in Jacksonville. Her boss, however, wasn't impressed. On that same day, the owner of the childcare facility Olga Rozhaov fired Hammack. Rozhakov defended her decision to the media. "I fired her only because she left her room," she told the...
  • Princeton black studies professor Imani Perry said she's reporting me to the police for "harassment"

    07/23/2013 2:32:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 23, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Dr. Imani Perry, Princeton professor, it’s YOUR fault that your sons cried at the George Zimmerman verdict Update: I sent an email to Dr. Perry with the link to this blog entry, and I told her, “I welcome you to show this to your students and anyone else whom you think might like to read it and comment on it.”Dr. Perry wrote back to me and said, “I will be reporting you to the police for harassment.” Princeton professor Dr. Imani Perry recently wrote:“My two sons, bright, creative and kind African American boys, aged 7 and 9,...
  • French far-right leader stripped of immunity [possible year in jail for anti-Muslim statements]

    07/02/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies ^ | July 2, 2013
    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been stripped of her European Parliament immunity and may now face charges of racism over comments she made comparing Muslims praying on streets to Nazi occupation during World War II. If found guilty of inciting racial hatred, she would face a maximum penalty of one year in prison and $60,000 in fines. In her speech, made in 2010 in Lyon and broadcast in France, Le Pen said that "more and more burkas" were being seen in France. "After that came prayers in the streets... I'm sorry, but some people are very fond of...
  • Jared Marcum’s NRA T-Shirt

    07/01/2013 7:06:00 AM PDT · by National Review · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2013 | National Review
    The 14-year-old battles the court during his summer vacation. By Ian Tuttle Jared Marcum is 14 years old. He just graduated the eighth grade. And if prosecutors in Logan, W.Va., have their way, he will be a convict before he can legally operate a motor vehicle. Jared was thrust into the national limelight when, standing in the Logan Middle School cafeteria line, he refused a teacher’s order to turn his NRA T-shirt inside out to hide its image of a hunting rifle. In the principal’s office, he explained that the shirt was not in violation of school policy and that...
  • Free Justin Carter Now - The 19-year-old has been in prison since March for the crime of sarcasm.

    07/01/2013 11:48:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 1, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    When defending the liberty of unsavory characters, I usually write of my native England. Not this week, alas. In the state of Texas, a 19-year-old man named Justin Carter sits in prison, ruthlessly stripped of his freedom for making an offensive joke. After a Facebook friend with whom he played video games described him as “crazy” and “messed up in the head,” Carter replied — sarcastically, one imagines — “Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head, I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts.” He added “lol” and “jk”...
  • Girl buys water, spends night in jail [could get five years in jail]

    06/30/2013 2:05:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 99 replies ^ | June 30, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
  • Texas teen makes violent joke during video game, is jailed for months

    06/29/2013 4:33:02 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/2013 | Robby Soave
    Texas teenager who has been in jail since March faces an eight-year prison sentence because of a threatening joke he made while playing an online video game. In February, Justin Carter was playing “League of Legends” — an online, multiplayer fantasy game — when another player wrote a comment calling him insane. Carter’s response, which he now deeply regrets, was intended as joke.
  • Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time

    06/19/2013 7:34:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time An Indiana man was charged this week with the unlawful possession of a bald eagle, which the man says he cared for and rescued from the mud pit in which it was trapped. The former Department of Natural Resources employee, Jeffrey Henry, could face up to 60 days of jail time and a $500 fine as part of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Yahoo reports: As reported by WISH News 8, Henry had the bird in his home for 11 hours after several weeks of caring for the sick animal...
  • The 14-year-old kid arrested over his pro-NRA shirt now faces a year in jail

    06/18/2013 8:01:35 AM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies ^ | June18, 2013
    The West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association appeared in court this week and was formally charged with obstructing an officer. As CBS affiliate WTRF reports, 14-year-old Jared Marcum now faces a $500 fine and a maximum of one year in prison. The boy’s father, Allen Lardieri, is not pleased. “Me, I’m more of a fighter and so is Jared and eventually we’re going to get through this,” Lardieri told WTRF. “I don’t think it should have ever gotten this far.” “Every aspect of...