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Judge Upholds Boy’s Suspension Over Pop-Tart Gun

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7:30am 6/18/2016 at 7:30am

You may remember a story we wrote about back in 2013 which detailed the school suspension of a 7 year old boy for biting a Pop-Tart into the shape...

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5-year old girl suspended for bringing bubble gun to class

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/5-year-old-brighton-girl-suspended-for-bringing-a-clear-plastic-bubble-gun-to-school_51716
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/18/2016 at 1:00pm
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/5-year-old-brighton-girl-suspended-for-bringing-a-clear-plastic-bubble-gun-to-school_51716

We have seen this picture many times before.

Zero tolerance insanity taking political correctness out on school children:

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8th Grader sent home for patriotic shirt with gun image on it

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 9, 2015 at 3:29pm 10/9/2015 at 3:29pm
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Via KOIN 6 News (h/t American Power):

A local principal sent an 8th grade student home this week for wearing a shirt supporting U.S. troops.

The problem, according to Gresham-Barlow School District [Oregon] officials, was that it had a gun on it.

Now, many are speaking out against the principal’s decision to reprimand the...

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Blame Zero Tolerance Insanity – Not “Islamophobia” – for TX schoolchild clock incident

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:00am 9/17/2015 at 10:00am

Yesterday a Texas teenager, who happens to be a Muslim, brought a homemade clock to school and was arrested because the clock was mistaken for a bomb. Some people are blaming racism but zero tolerance policies are the real problem.

NBC News reports that he won’t be charged:

No Charges For Ahmed Mohamed,...

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16 Year Old Arrested for Writing About Killing a Dinosaur for School Project

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7:00am 8/23/2014 at 7:00am

Legal Insurrection has covered the new zero tolerance policies in American schools before, but this is a case you may have missed last week.

Sixteen year old Alex Stone of Virginia was given a writing assignment on the second day of school. When he wrote an obviously fictional account of killing his...

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Forecast: Cloudy, with a certainty of Zero Tolerance Insanity

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:08am 5/23/2014 at 11:08am
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Here we go again.

Add this to the very long list of zero tolerance insanity:

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13-year old boy suspended for twirling pencil in “gun motion” manner

http://newjersey.news12.com/news/vernon-teen-ethan-chaplin-suspended-from-school-for-pencil-gesture-1.7613736
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:25am 4/7/2014 at 11:25am
http://newjersey.news12.com/news/vernon-teen-ethan-chaplin-suspended-from-school-for-pencil-gesture-1.7613736

Add this to the very long list of zero tolerance insanity:

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So-Called “Warning Shot” and “Pop-Tart” Bills Pass Florida House

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:15am 3/21/2014 at 9:15am
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On Thursday, March 20, 2104, the Florida House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (93-24) in approval of HB-89 (the so-called “warning shot” bill), and HB-7029 (the so-called “Pop-Tart” bill).

These developments are reported in the Bradenton Herald, and other news sources (h/t to commenter pjm–thanks!).

The Florida Senate has not yet taken a full vote on...

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Here we go again: 10-year-old boy suspended for pointing finger like a gun

http://www.dispatch.com/content/pages/video.html?ooid=g4cW15azokhKmd-HiPv7UXLslunIQXVt&cmpid=share
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 9:09am 3/4/2014 at 9:09am
http://www.dispatch.com/content/pages/video.html?ooid=g4cW15azokhKmd-HiPv7UXLslunIQXVt&cmpid=share

We have witnessed a series of “zero tolerance” incidents in which school officials punish young children, usually boys, for using their imagination to play act guns:

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Oklahoma teachers union seeks to keep zero tolerance rules banning imaginary guns

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:00am 1/27/2014 at 7:00am

A legislator in Oklahoma has proposed legislation to ease the “zero tolerance” school policies that have created absurdities in which young children with toy or imaginary guns are punished.

We’re seen so many of these instances:

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When do we finally stop the harassment of little boys by school administrators?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 3:58pm 12/10/2013 at 3:58pm

There war on little boys in elementary schools continues unabated.

Little children are being punished with suspensions, expulsions, and permanent damage to school records based on standards of conduct carried into elementary schools from the adult world. Typically, but not exclusively, the insanity is directed at little boys for alleged violation of...

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10-year old Johnny Jones suspended for shooting imaginary arrow

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:30pm 12/7/2013 at 3:30pm

We have highlighted here many times the almost insane “zero tolerance” policies at school wherein students are disciplined, suspended and expelled for biting a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun, bringing Quarter coin-sized gun keychain charms to school, and even

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Not a Pop Tart: 13-year old with “toy” AK-47 shot and killed by police

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1:32pm 10/24/2013 at 1:32pm

We have highlighted here many times the almost insane “zero tolerance” policies at school wherein students are disciplined, suspended and expelled for biting a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun, bringing Quarter coin-sized gun keychain charms to school, and even pointing a pencil and saying “bang.”

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12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:06pm 9/27/2013 at 9:06pm

It never stops, does it?

We know the “zero-tolerance” insanity has gone overboard at schools, The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners, including disciplining young students for a gun-shaped breakfast pastry, a pencil pointed like a gun, and a Quarter-size Lego piece.  And even in student’s home front yards.

Now my formerly home State of Rhode...

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All your front yards are belong to school zero-tolerance policies

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:52am 9/24/2013 at 10:52am

Here we go again.

We know the “zero-tolerance” insanity has gone overboard at schools, The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners, including disciplining young students for a gun-shaped breakfast pastry, a pencil pointed like a gun, and a Quarter-size Lego piece.

Here’s the latest (h/t Hot Air), a school has threatened to discipline a student for...

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The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 9:00am 6/2/2013 at 9:00am

We’ve previously covered the gun-shaped breakfast pastry, a pencil pointed like a gun, and a Quarter-size Lego piece.  Hot Air also has the story of the 5-year old who brought a cap gun to school.

The zero-tolerance war on young children who innocently bring something that looks like a gun to school is pathological...

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6-year old brings Quarter-sized toy gun on bus, threatened with detention and suspension

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:01am 5/29/2013 at 12:01am

My wife screamed “sick in the head” when we saw this on the local news tonight.

We’ve previously covered the gun-shaped breakfast pastry and a pencil pointed like a gun.

Now this:

A Palmer, Massachusetts, 6-year old faced detention and suspension, and was forced to write an apology letter for bringing a GI Joe Lego toy gun...

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