Government schools are so useless at educating that 80% of high school grads in NYC aren’t fit to enter college. But they are highly suited for brainwashing impressionable children to regard firearms with horror. It’s hard to imagine that a campaign taken to these extremes won’t have an effect:
In Maryland, 7-year-old Josh Welch took bites from a pastry (something akin to a Pop Tart) in such a way that it resembled the shape of a gun. He was suspended for two days.
In a suburb of Los Angeles, the 15-year-old son of Hollywood actor Joseph C. Phillips was threatened by a teacher with police action, and the boy’s mental stability was questioned in front of other students. Why? The young man had a photograph of a bb gun on a digital camera.
In Florida a high school football player brought a gun onto a bus and verbalized the intent to kill a fellow player. Another student stopped him. The Good Samaritan was suspended from school for being involved in a gun-related incident.
A mom in Caro, Michigan adorned cupcakes with toy soldiers for her son’s 9th birthday. The toy soldiers resembled America’s armed forces of World War II. The school confiscated the toy soldiers, insisting all the while that no disrespect of U.S. service members was intended.
A kindergartener in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania was suspended for two days and made to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after she used a pink “Miss Kitty” bubble dispenser that resembled a handgun.
Perhaps the most heart-breaking in this array of histrionics comes from South Philadelphia. Fifth grade student Melody Valentin had in her pocket a piece of paper folded into a shape that vaguely resembled a gun. As she went to throw it away, a school official yelled at her, threatened her with police action, and searched her in front other students. She claims other students called her a “murderer.”
Given all the rhetoric coming out of left-wing educrats regarding “bullying,” this is a thoughtful suggestion:
Can the above-referenced behavior by school officials be called anything less than bullying? Perhaps schools should spend more time teaching and less time engaged in the kind of thuggery, hysteria and hate mongering that 7th grade bullies might use.
Fortunately not everyone in the government–education–media axis of evil is completely on board with the anti-gun agenda. The astonishing story of a 7-year-old boy suspended because his Pop-Tart reminded the teacher of a gun after he had taken a few bites out of it appears to have inspired a true rarity — sensible legislation:
The measure would prevent principals from suspending or expelling students who make “a hand shape or gesture resembling a gun” or bring to school “any other object that resembles a gun but serves another purpose.”
That a law like this is necessary confirms that no child should be subjected to the nightmare realm of moonbat indoctrination liberals have made of government schools.
On tips from G. Fox and The MaryHunter. Hat tip: Young Americans for Liberty.