Too angry about this to comment right now. I am so sick of kids being punished for being kids!
A six year-old boy in Maryland was suspended from school after he formed his fingers into the shape of a gun and saying, “Pow!”
A Maryland 6-year-old was suspended from school for forming the shape of a gun with his hands and saying “pow,” a lawyer for his family said.
Robin Ficker said a boy, a student at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, was given a one-day suspension from school with a conference planned for when students returned from winter break for the pretend shooting a week after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., The (Springfield, Va.) Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.
“What they’re doing is looking at the worst possible interpretation of a young, naive 6-year-old,” Ficker said. “This is a little child who can’t form the intent to do anything like that.”
Assistant Principal Renee Garraway sent a letter to the boy’s parents saying the child had been warned.
“Your son … was involved in a serious incident,” Garraway wrote. “(He) threatened to shoot a student. He was spoken to earlier today about a similar incident.”
OK, I lied, I am angry but I have to comment. Asst. Principal Renee Garraway calls a six-year-old pointing a finger and saying “pow” a serious incident? How exactly does a buffoon like this ever get put in any position with any authority? Of course, this is a case of a teacher/principal just saying what they have been trained to say. I guess you cannot dumb down students without first dumbing down the teachers and administrators right?
Why can’t Johnny read? Maybe because the folks running the schools cannot think!