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  • ZERO TOLERANCE FOR QUICK MEDICAL TREATMENT

    02/22/2016 8:59:42 PM PST · by morphing libertarian · 16 replies
    KISD Suspends Student For Leaving Class To Carry Asthmatic Student To Nurse's Office Posted: Jan 20, 2016 9:26 PM PST Updated: Feb 19, 2016 9:40 PM PST By Rissa ShawCONNECT Suspended KISD Student Receives Praises, Congressional Internship KILLEEN -- A Killeen mother is defending her son who was suspended after helping a fellow student having an asthma attack. Anthony Ruelas, 15, said his eighth grade classmate was wheezing and gagging for three minutes Tuesday morning while no one did anything. But when Ruelas did do something, he apparently broke the rules. “He may not follow instructions all the time, but...
  • Dalene Bowden, School Cafeteria Worker, Fired After Giving Hungry Student Free Lunch

    12/24/2015 1:16:27 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    A school cafeteria worker in Idaho says she was fired after giving a hungry middle school student a free lunch. Dalene Bowden, a server at Irving Middle School in Pocatello, told NBC affiliate KPVI in Idaho that she gave the hot meal to a 12-year-old girl with no lunch money whom said she was hungry on Dec. 15.
  • A college banned a junior for 6 months over a Yik Yak post that said black women 'aren't hot'

    12/15/2015 7:44:05 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    yahoo.com/Business Insider ^ | December 14, 2015 | Abby Jackson
    Thaddeus Pryor, a junior at Colorado College, was barred from stepping foot on campus for six months for a social media post, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. On the social media app Yik Yak, a post read "#blackwomenmatter." Pryor responded with, "They matter, they're just not hot." Pryor says he immediately regretted his remark. “I was ashamed, because some people were clearly upset,” Pryor told The College Fix. “So I deleted it.” But the damage had already been done. The next day the student center was filled with banners of many of the racial comments posted to Yik Yak —...
  • Move Over Clock Boy, Meet Dandelion Boy

    11/30/2015 5:14:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    14-year-old "Clock Boy" Ahmed Mohamed has nothing on 5-year-old "Dandelion Boy" Drew Johnson. Hands down, Johnson is the real victim of our politically correct culture. Clock Boy has achieved global notoriety on par with Cecil the lion whereas few Americans have heard the story of Dandelion Boy: Indiana kindergartner Drew Johnson of Cumberland Elementary School. Today I'll utilize Dandelion Boy's story to explain a trend in American public schools and playgrounds that threatens your child's long-term psychological development. Johnson is now a freshman in high school, but several years ago he was on the front lines of what is today...
  • Mizzou: Grievance versus gratitude

    11/13/2015 5:12:37 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Laura Hollis
    This week we celebrated Veterans Day, and social media has been filled with stories, pictures and expressions of deep appreciation for those who have served their country. Our armed forces are the very embodiment of love, service and real diversity: men and women, of all races and ethnicities, who practice any number of religions (or none). We thank those who survived and remember those who did not. Against this noble backdrop, we have also seen the Pageant of Petulant Children and their Tempest-in-a-Teapot Tantrums play out on college campuses, most notably and recently (but by no means exclusively) at the...
  • [700+] Yale Students [and faculty] Demand Resignations from Faculty Members Over Halloween Email

    11/08/2015 6:17:23 PM PST · by grundle · 76 replies
    thefire.org ^ | November 6, 2015 | Haley Hudler
    <p>Tensions at Yale University hit a boiling point yesterday after an email about Halloween costumes created a week-long controversy on campus.</p> <p>Students called for the resignation of Associate Master of Silliman College Erika Christakis after she responded to an email from the school’s Intercultural Affairs Council asking students to be thoughtful about the cultural implications of their Halloween costumes. According to The Washington Post, students are also calling for the resignation of her husband, Master of Silliman College, Nicholas Christakis, who defended her statement.</p>
  • Video shows Yale student freaking out and yelling profanity at professor...

    11/07/2015 7:09:15 PM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 6, 2015
    Video shows Yale student freaking out and yelling profanity at professor who said students have a right to dress up for Halloween: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IEFD_JVYd0
  • Student Waving Stapler Prompts Southbridge School Lockdown [they called the police]

    11/05/2015 10:17:33 AM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    CBS News/Boston ^ | November 4, 2015
    SOUTHBRIDGE (CBS) — The Southbridge Middle/High School was locked down Wednesday afternoon after students reported seeing a weapon. The building was put into shelter-in place lockdown and no weapon was found. Sources tell WBZ that a student was waving a stapler, and other students thought it was a gun. A photo from a student that was sent to WBZ showed armed police officers walking through a hallway. Police said all students and staff were safe and there was no immediate danger. The school was cleared shortly before 3 p.m. and students were dismissed.
  • Family hires attorney after girl receives detention for hugging classmate

    11/04/2015 11:48:10 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | Justin Warmoth
    OVIEDO, Fla. - The family of a girl who was given detention for hugging a classmate has hired an attorney. In a press release from the attorney's office, Morgan & Morgan, Matt Morgan said the law firm was hired to help raise awareness. The incident happened Monday at Jackson Heights Middle School in Oviedo. "I'm definitely hoping that we're bringing light to this subject," said Kathy Fishbough, whose daughter, Ella, was issued the detention. "I really didn't expect this." Morgan said he believes there may be policies in place that discourage children from being kind to one another. "According to...
  • Teen faces assault charges for throwing baby carrot at middle school teacher

    10/23/2015 5:34:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    WTVR ^ | October 22, 2015 | Jon Burkett
    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A 14-year old girl could be charged with assault and battery after she threw a baby carrot at one of her former teachers. School disciplinary documents allege a baby carrot was used as a weapon in an assault and battery of a Moody Middle School teacher. "I don't even know how to combat the stupidity," Karrie May, whose 14-year-old daughter Aliya is currently suspended for launching the vegetable, said. May said her daughter has been out of school for a month. "I don't understand this, May said. Yes, it happened, and I can see a couple...
  • Mathews: Hillary's Gender "A Big Part" Of Benghazi Testimony,Will Be Hounded By A Bunch Of Guys"

    10/22/2015 8:16:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBCs Hardball host Chris Matthews remarked that Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons gender is a big part of even today and that shell be hounded by a bunch of guys during MSNBCs coverage of her testimony before the Benghazi Select Committee on Thursday.
  • Student suspended after wearing military memorial shirt honoring Marine brother

    10/12/2015 4:39:06 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 12 replies
    EAG News ^ | 12Oct15 | Victor Skinner
    GRESHAM, Ore. Dexter McCarty Middle School student Alan Holmes understands that his freedom is intricately tied to those who fought and died defending the United States of America. His older brother joined the U.S. Marines when he was 19 years old and served a tour in Iraq, Fox 12 reports.
  • Colorado court: Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

    06/15/2015 4:54:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 15, 2015 5:05 PM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. The state Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Monday that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case was being watched closely by employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. Colorado became at least the fourth state in which courts have ruled against medical marijuana patients fired for pot use. Supreme courts in California, Montana and Washington state have made similar rulings, and federal courts in Colorado and Michigan also...
  • NV: Governor Sandoval Protects Children from Disarmist Educrats

    06/08/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2013, a seven year old student was suspended from school for chewing a pop-tart in the vague shape of a gun. The story struck a nerve, and made national news. Glen Harlan Reynolds, in a USA Today article, noted that students were suspended for even more ridiculous "offenses". From usatoday.com: Meanwhile, a 5-year-old girl was charged with "terroristic threats" for talking about her pink toy gun that shoots . . . bubbles. The school suspended her for 10 days and required a psychological evaluation.And in Maryland, boys were suspended for playing cops and robbers and using their fingers...
  • Boy Scouts of America bans water gun fights; pointing a firearm is not kind [& water balloons]

    05/19/2015 12:21:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 164 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    The Boy Scouts of America has put out approved activities for its members, and water gun fights are strictly prohibited.A blog for the organizations leaders said May 6 that pointing simulated firearms at people is not allowed. Why the rule? A Scouter once told me this explanation I liked quite a bit: A Scout is kind. What part of pointing a firearm [simulated or otherwise] at someone is kind? said Bryan Wendell on the scouting website. The rule is clarified in the Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Manual, which says For water balloons, use small, biodegradable balloons, and fill...
  • AG Vows to Advance Obamas Push to End Zero Tolerance School Discipline Policies

    05/14/2015 7:16:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/14/15 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) Attorney General Loretta Lynch vowed on Tuesday to continue the Obama administrations push for public schools to abandon their zero tolerance discipline policy, because critics claim it is aimed disproportionately at minority students and other at risk youth, including migrants and LGBT students. We are working with our partners in the private sector, and of course, the federal government, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, to end the school to prison pipeline that sends too many children on the well-worn path from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse, Lynch said at the National...
  • British Labour Party: Well Make Fear of Islam an Aggravated Crime

    04/26/2015 5:21:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | april 25, 2015 | jim hoft
    A future Labour Government is committed to outlaw the scourge of Islamophobia by changing the law and making it an aggravated crime, according to the Partys Leader Ed Miliband. We are going to make it an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on peoples records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime, Miliband told the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi in a wide ranging exclusive interview. We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of...
  • Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasnt marijuana

    Earlier this school year, a sixth-grader in the gifted-and-talented program at Bedford Middle School in Bedford, Virginia was suspended for one year after an assistant principal found something that looked like a marijuana leaf in his backpack. The student, the 11-year-old son of two school teachers, had to enroll in the district's alternative education program and be homeschooled. He was evaluated by a psychiatrist for substance abuse problems, and charged with marijuana possession in juvenile court. In the months since September, he's become withdrawn, depressed, and he suffers from panic attacks. He is worried his life is over, according to...
  • Not-pot leaf gets 6th-grader in big trouble (VA)

    03/16/2015 1:51:40 PM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | March 15, 2015 | Dan Casey
    Some schoolchildren claim another student bragged about having marijuana. They inform school administrators. An assistant principal finds a leaf and a lighter in the boys knapsack. The student is suspended for a year. A sheriffs deputy files marijuana possession charges in juvenile court... There was only one problem: Months after the fact, the couple learned the substance wasnt marijuana.
  • U. California students remove offensive American flag from 'inclusive' space

    03/06/2015 10:26:30 AM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 6, 2015 | Caleb Bonham and Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine voted to ban hanging flags in its main lobby. The flag banning legislation passed with six yea votes, four nay, and two abstentions. he Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature. The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism. [F]lags construct paradigms of conformity and sets [sic] homogenized standards for others...
  • Texas boy suspended for saying he could make classmate disappear with Lord of the Rings sorcery

    02/01/2015 10:35:45 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-31-15 | Nicole Hensley
    Tolkien lore led a Texas boy to suspension after he brought his one ring to school. Kermit Elementary School officials called it a threat when the 9-year-old boy, Aiden Steward, in a playful act of make-believe, told a classmate he could make him disappear with a ring forged in fictional Middle Earths Mount Doom. It sounded unbelievable, the boys father, Jason Steward, told the Daily News. He insists his son didnt mean anything by it. The Stewards had just watched The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies days earlier, inspiring Aidens imagination and leading him to proclaim that he had...
  • Oxford Press bans pigs from childrens books, so heres Porky Pig reciting Pledge of Allegiance

    01/26/2015 5:15:07 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 24, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Oxford University Press bans pigs from children’s books, so here’s Porky Pig reciting the Pledge of Allegiance Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world.The Telegraph reports:The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children’s books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims.Jews?I’m Jewish, and I have neither been offended, nor heard of any Jew claiming to be offended, by pigs being mentioned in literature. On the contrary, I grew up with this stuff, and I love it. Here’s “Piggies” by...
  • Police Sweep at Oceanside High Stirs Up Debate Over Student Rights

    12/14/2014 2:32:19 PM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 44 replies
    The Free Press (Midcoast Maine) ^ | 12/11/2014 | Andy O'Brien
    A police sweep at Oceanside High School East in Rockland last week has stirred up a passionate debate over how to balance the individual rights of students with "zero tolerance" drug policies. Principal Renee Thompson said that although there have not been any specific drug problems at the school, she organized the raid by the Rockland Police along with the Knox and Lincoln County Sheriff's Departments in an effort to "send the message that we have zero tolerance for drugs, tobacco and paraphernalia brought on school grounds." According to Rockland Police Detective Sergeant Chris Young, it's the first time in...
  • The New Gun Suspect: Every School Child

    "[The role of the schoolmaster is to] collect little plastic lumps of human dough from private households and shape them on the social kneading board." ~Edward Ross, Social Control: A Survey of the Foundations of Order Five-year-old Elizabeth of Mobile, Alabama learned two new words last month in kindergarten: suicide and homicide. After drawing what resembled a gun, she pointed her crayon at another child and went "pew, pew." Horrified by the outburst of violence, the school required Elizabeth to fill out a "suicide/homicide assessment scoresheet" complete with questions on how often she thought about killing herself. An agreement not...
  • Milford 5th-grader suspended for pointing imaginary gun [Massachusetts]

    11/20/2014 11:38:25 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Milford Daily News ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Shaner
    A Milford parent is questioning the two-day suspension of his 10-year-old son from Stacy Middle School. Nickolas Taylor, a fifth-grader, was suspended after pointing an imaginary ray gun - his finger - and mouthing laser sounds in the schools cafeteria last Friday, said Brian Taylor, Nickolas' father. I think this is very slanderous toward Nickolas and his character, said Taylor. It was non-threatening. Hes just a typical boy with an imagination. A conduct slip, written by Assistant Principal Noah Collins, lists the offense as a threat. Collins could not be reached for comment despite numerous phone calls and emails seeking...
  • [Washington] Museum Will Remove World World II-Era Rifles Because Of New State Law

    11/20/2014 9:54:21 AM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 19, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A museum in Lynden, Wash. has decided to return 11 World World II-era rifles to their owners because of a state law passed earlier this month that requires background checks on gun transfers. The Lynden Pioneer Museum will comply with the law, Initiative 594, rather than fight it, The Bellingham Herald reports. The museums exhibit, Over the Beach: The WWII Pacific Theater, had the 11 rifles on display along with photographs and journals from the era as well as military vehicles and radios. It will continue until May 1, but without the guns. The museum will be returning these guns...
  • Student Suspended for Slicing Apple During Healthy Snacks Presentation

    11/06/2014 11:03:40 AM PST · by grundle · 79 replies
    Reason ^ | November 3, 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    Da'von Shaw, a Bedford, Ohio high school student, brought apples and craisins to school for a "healthy eating" presentation he was giving to his speech class. He took out a knife to slice an apple, and I'm sure you can all guess what happened next: When I took out the knife the teacher then told me that I couldn't use it, so I didn't hesitate I just gave it to her, said Da'von. He continued with his other classes, but late in the day was suspended for five days. The suspension letter charged him with having a weapon at school....
  • 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
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 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...
  • Teachers plastic pirate sword leads to school lockdown

    10/02/2014 3:44:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    EAG News ^ | 10/2/2014 | KYLE OLSON
    Guns and rumors of guns arent the only things that will cause schools to go into lockdown mode. Costumes complete with plastic sword apparently will do it, too.Four schools in Onslow County, North Carolina were sent into police lockdown when a cafeteria worker panicked when the employee saw someone dressed like a pirate.It was International Talk Like A Pirate Day and one school employee apparently decided to take it one step further.A staff member reported seeing a suspicious person the pirate approaching the school and called police.The Onslow County Sheriffs Office said that suspicious person turned...
  • Woodruff HS Students Made To Remove American Flags From Vehicles

    09/15/2014 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Woodruff, S.C. - 7 On Your Side was contacted by several upset parents who say Woodruff High School students were made to take down American flags from their vehicles on September 11. Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags propped up on poles in their pickup truck beds. The school's principal, Aaron Fulmer, confiscated the flags because he said it is against district policy to draw attention to one's vehicle. The flags were returned to the students at the end of the day. The students were not punished. Fulmer...
  • Army officer is told not to enter his daughter's high school because he's wearing his uniform

    09/10/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | Sep 09, 2014 6:47 PM PDT Updated: Sep 10, 2014 7:25 AM PDT | Fox 2 News Staff
    Sherwood, who has served in the Army for 24 years, was told by Rochester Adams High School security that if he wanted to get into the school with his daughter he was going to have to go home and change his clothes. Baker's wife Rachel Ferhadson says, "Before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry you're not allowed in the school. Security told him men and women in uniform weren't allowed because it may offend another student."
  • Army officer is told not to enter his daughters high school because he's wearing his uniform

    09/10/2014 5:36:01 AM PDT · by Abathar · 154 replies
    MyfoxDetroit.com ^ | Sep 10, 2014 | Fox 2 News Staff
    ROCHESTER, Mich. (WJBK) - Lieutenant colonel Sherwood Baker was just a father trying to help his daughter find her way at her new high school. Sherwood who has served in the Army for 24 years was told by Rochester Adams high school security that if he wanted to get into the high school with his daughter he was going to have to go home and change his clothes. Baker's wife Rachel Ferhadson says, "before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry you're not allowed in the school. Security told him men and women in uniform...
  • Now lawyers involved in 'Bless you' sneeze fight

    08/28/2014 4:58:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    Banning a student from saying bless you when another student sneezes and threatening punishment is against the law, warns a constitutional lawyer in a letter to school officials in Dyer County, Tennessee. It is unlawful for a school official to kick a student out of class for quietly blessing another student after she sneezes, says the letter to Supt. Dwight Hedge from Jeremiah Dys, senior counsel for the nonprofit legal organization Liberty Institute. Kendra Turner said she was suspended Aug. 18 by her teacher, Eva Kindle, at Dyer County High School, who said that kind of godly speaking is only...
  • Judge Rules Private School Vouchers Unconstitutional

    08/26/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood declared the states the Opportunity Scholarship program unconstitutional. The program provided funds for poor children to attend the same private schools attended by their financially better off peers. Allowing these children to exit the failing public school system undermines the incentive and capability for improving the public schools, Hobgood ruled. It would put the good of the few ahead of the collective well-being of the whole. By preventing the few from escaping we maintain the pressure for reform of the system. Hobgood rejected the argument that allowing students to exit substandard schools would...
  • 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...
  • My son has been suspended five times. Hes 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 hes 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 isnt 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 boys 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 Jerseys 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 daughters 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 were 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 isnt 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 universitys weapons policy. The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in NDSUunderstands our fencing equipment as weapons, Enrique Alvarez, the clubs 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 HighSchool in Oreon ever has. Or they are so hysterical as a result of politically correct indoctrination that they have lost their collective minds: The schoolsuspended 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 · 36 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...