I you hear a loud BANG while reading this, that is just my head exploding from the sheer stupidity of “zero tolerance”
In the latest case of a youth being punished for what used to be considered innocuous child’s play, a second grader at Driver Elementary in Virginia has been suspended for two days for making gun noises while pointing a pencil, WAVY-TV reports.
The boy’s father explained: “When I asked him about it, he said, ‘Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy’…It’s as simple as that.”
Paul Marshall, the father of the suspended 7-year-old Christopher Marshall, is a former Marine.
A spokesperson for Suffolk Public Schools, Bethanne Bradshaw, explained: “A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made.”
NO! It is not a weapon it is a fucking pencil you ignorant fool! A pencil, nothing more! And what is the choice here? The proper choice is to reassure any child “scared” by another kid pointing a pencil by telling them they have nothing to be afraid of because little Billy, or Susan is, say it with me you pathetic hyper-sensitive Liberal tool, PLAYING! Yes, playing, as children do! But do the idiots who run our schools make that choice? Do they use the brain the Good Lord gave them? Of course not. They prefer to punish a child for playing like a normal kid! Again, I want to know who thinks this is anything but child abuse? Yes, it could also be called re-education, indoctrination, or just knuckle dragging stupidity. Call it whatever, but it has to stop!