Reeducation camps is increasingly, I think, an apt description of our public schools. William Teach alerts us to the latest example of punishing kids for being kids
(CBS Charlotte) A 5-year-old boy was reportedly suspended from school after making a gun gesture with his hand on the playground.
His father, David Hendrix, was furious when he found out his son was issued a suspension for the gesture.
“He was playing army on the playground,” Hendrix told WBTV. “I just felt like the punishment was way too severe.”
Any punishment at all would be too severe. This has all gotten incredibly idiotic, with unhinged liberals leading the way. I’m sure I don’t even have to explain why. And if I did, liberals/progressives still wouldn’t get it.
Teach is correct, there ought to be no punishment for a small child playing, as kids have done for eons. The punishment ought to go to the buffoons that exact such punishment on kids.
A police officer who dropped off his daughter at her Phoenix elementary school was asked by the school’s principal not to wear his uniform to the school because other parents were concerned that he was carrying a gun, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.
Scott Urkov is a police officer for the Coolidge Police Department. The department told him not to comment to media inquiries, but immediately after he received the no-uniform request, he posted on Facebook.
“Nothing like your kids school calling and asking if I could not come to pick up my daughter in uniform cause parents were concerned when their kids came home telling them there was a man at school with a gun, “ he posted. “Are you freaking kidding me?”
It has come to this, but the school, in true Leftist fashion, wants to make this into a teachable moment
Meanwhile, school officials’ initial reaction was to ask the officer not to wear his gun and uniform to school, they are now saying they want to turn this incident into “a teachable moment.”
Really? I doubt these Moonbat knuckle draggers can brush their teeth without written instructions. Teaching is not their thing, indoctrination and fear mongering are their strong suits, and job #1 is to demonize guns and anyone who has one, even the police apparently.
Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California will host a toy gun buyback this Saturday. Children who turn in their toy guns will be entered for a chance to win a bicycle, so it’s less of a buyback and more like an expensive raffle.
Charles Hill, the school’s principal, explained, “Playing with toys guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them, so as they get older, it’s easier for them to use a real gun.”
Two things here. First off playing with toy guns has been going on in America for decades upon decades. Before their were toy guns, kids used sticks, fingers and anything else that looked like a gun. See kids play games, it is natural and normal, which is probably why Hill takes issue with it. Secondly, Hill apparently thinks using a real gun is necessarily bad. But that is absurd. Millions of Americans have used real guns to protect themselves. Yes, including many kids. That is not a bad thing, that is a good thing, and Hill should have the ability to see that. But, moral clarity and objective thinking is not something Liberals excel at. It interferes with their emotion-driven opinions, and that makes them fussy.
Now, I am not saying that we should not teach kids about gun safety, that is a major priority, and groups like the NRA are at the forefront of that effort. Of course, I would wager that Hill loathes the NRA, and would never opt for having them talk gun safety to his students. He would likely prefer to cast blame on the NRA, as well as the millions of responsible gun owners than actually learn from either. That is sad.
The other sad aspect of programs like this one is that they are used to indoctrinate kids to hate guns. The message is simple, guns are bad, even guns that are not guns. Even the word gun is now bad somehow. We know the many stories of kids suspended because they pointed a chicken strip and said “bang”, or drew a picture of a soldier with a gun, or brought a water pistol to school, or chewed a Pop Tart into the “shape of a gun”. These cases amount to child abuse, and nothing more. This must be stopped, and now. If state legislatures want to do something positive, they can start by cracking down of such school policies. As Stacey McCain puts it, why aren’t you home schooling yet?
Years ago, someone explained to me what’s wrong with the system: Government school bureaucrats are not interested in teaching facts.
What they are interested in teaching is attitudes.
Once you understand that, everything else makes sense.
In the latest incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in a school setting, a kindergarten boy has been suspended from school for 10 days because he showed a friend his cowboy-style cap gun on the way to school.
The incident happened on Wednesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. on a school bus in Calvert County, Maryland, reports The Washington Post.
The suspended boy had acquired the menacing, plastic, orange-tipped weapon at Frontier Town, a western-themed campground with a water park, mini golf and the like.
School officials at Dowell Elementary School in the town of Lusby proceeded to question the five-year-old for over two hours before finally calling his mother, whom The Post also does not name.
The principal eventually called the boy’s mother at 10:50 a.m. By that time, the five-year-old had wet his pants (which the mother called highly unusual).
Interrogated? For two hours? Over a cap gun? I wonder what questions the Gestapo school officials posed to the child? Any doubt that he was asked if mommy and daddy had any guns? Of course, things could have been worse for the little boy
The Post explains that the principal — Jennifer L. Young, according to Dowell Elementary’s website — told the kindergartener’s mother that things would have been even worse had the toy gun been loaded with caps. In that case, the school would have regarded the plaything as an explosive and called the police.
Oh the police should have been called, and should have hauled the principal off in cuffs for abusing a child. What kind of sick bastard does that to a child of five? But I suppose that is the price we pay for allowing our educational system to indoctrinate America’s youth to hate guns, and make no mistake that is, in the end what this is about. The message that little boy got was that guns are bad and you will be punished for touching one, even a toy. Raising good little Stalinists has to start early you know.
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people south of the city. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.
The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful type of twister.
Watch a pair of incredible time-lapse footage of the tornado here.
Authorities expected the death toll to rise as emergency crews moved deeper into the hardest-hit areas. More than 120 people were being treated at hospitals, including about 70 children.
There are no words to express my grief and horror.
CNS NEWS– Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have filed a civil rights lawsuit against a Chicago public school district on behalf of a second-grade teacher who was suspended after he displayed garden-variety tools such as wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers in his classroom as part of a “tool discussion” in his class.
Despite the fact that all potentially hazardous items were kept out of the students’ reach, school officials at Washington Irving Elementary School informed Doug Bartlett, a 17-year veteran in the classroom, that his use of the tools as visual aids endangered his students. Bartlett was subsequently penalized with a four-day suspension without pay – charged with possessing, carrying, storing or using a weapon.
The complaint charges that Bartlett “suffered humiliation, embarrassment, mental suffering, and lost wages, and was suspended for four days” – and asks for “nominal and compensatory damages” and for the suspension to be expunged from the teacher’s record.
“This school district’s gross overreaction to a simple teaching demonstration on basic tools such as wrenches and pliers underscores exactly what is wrong with our nation’s schools,” said Rutherford Institute Pres. John Whitehead.
There is only one solution to this epidemic of idiocy in our schools. those that engage in such asinine over reactions have to be fired! No one that stupid ought to be near kids anyway. Incompetence in the workplace should be punished rather than rewarded!