Feb 05 2013
This post is not a call to toy arms. And it is not serious, it is just my knee-jerk response to blatant, rampant stupidity:
A 10-year-old Alexandria boy who brought a toy gun to school on Tuesday has been charged.
The boy, whose name is not being released, was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said.
That kid’s family should sue the pants off the police and school. A toy gun is not a weapon. And false arrest and false charges are against the law. Where will this insanity end? If there ever was a reason to close down public schools in favor of private schools this is it.
I am half tempted to call for a day of protest across this nation. To really push back against stupid bureaucrats. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a national ‘bring a cartoon gun to school’ day? Could you imagine the mess as millions of kids were charged with carrying a weapon that is actually a drawing? Could you imagine what a school would be like with 90% of its kids suspended and in the court system?
Just imagine the PR disaster…..
Sadly, I would never put my kids through the trauma. But there may come a day!
Update: Forgot about this previous story – talk about stuck on stupid!
A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing.
The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play.
Apparently an active imagination is now against the rules in schools. Seriously shut these moronic disasters down and give parent vouchers to go to a real institute of learning. As it is now, our kids are at serious risk of being dumbed-down, not lifted up.