Some say it (*) looked like a gun
* a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.
This is from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file (h/t @SteveEgg via @SykesCharlie):
For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the “silent table” for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun.
Nicholas Taylor attends David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville.
School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful.
Nicholas’ mother LeAnn calls her son’s punishment “absolutely ridiculous” saying he was just playing around and never said anything derogatory or anything about shooting anyone.
“The kid across the table from him said it looked like a gun so he picked it up and started shooting it in the air,” she told Nashville’s News 2 Investigates.
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Well, at least the other kids didn’t say it “looked like a Bible” so his parents don’t have to worry about him being expelled. Be thankful.
“Zero tolerance” is just another way of saying “zero common sense.”
10 to 1 neither the principal nor any of the teachers involved in this incident have ever had a real job outside of the school system. This is what happens when people live in a bubble of their own myopic behavior with no external reality checks. If they ever worked with other adults in a commercial setting they would have developed the common sense they clearly lack.
Yet another reason to abolish government schools.
It’s so comforting to know that our young minds are being taught by the best and brightest our nation has to offer.
That said. I fear for the future.
That kid does have a cheesy smile.
As he pepperroni’ed his class mates, he was heard screaming, ‘Give Me Mozzarella or Give Me Death‘
“The kid across the table from him said it looked like a gun so he picked it up and started shooting it in the air,”
Great to know that at this school, the Five-Star Chefs are able to create a pizza with strong enough consistancy to wave around like a gun.
The Pizza Kid, has a hell of a lot of crustiness, I tells ya..
And Consistency TOO!
“You’ll put your eye out, kid!”
Things to consider:
An apple or orange looks a lot like a hand grenade.
A lunchbox is easily mistaken for a satchel charge.
A blackboard eraser is roughly the same size as a block of plastic explosive.
Though bright yellow, in the dark a school bus could look like armored personnel carrier.
Backpack? Wow. Look like any number of military issue.
I’m sure I’ve missed lots of things…………..
Let’s not even consider the alternate definition for “pineapple”….
“Slang term for grenade, esp in WWII”
Why I home schooled my kids.
Softball bat on a kid’s shoulder in gym class? BAZOOKA.
[…] Legal Insurrection hips us to some goings-on in my native Middle Tennessee, specifically the city of Smyrna, where if memory serves, my family would go on weekends to watch flat-track motorcycle races. In any case, it seems one Nicholas Taylor, age 10, was recently sentenced to Coventry for the remainder of his semester — or at least to the “silent lunch” table. His offense? He is accused of threatening his fellow students with a simulated gun… which had begun the lunch period as a slice of pizza. Further, he may have been less than truthful when questioned about the purported pepperoni massacre. […]
School leaders can prevent these things from happening again by simply cutting off the boys fingers. Isn’t that their eventual goal – just like the Taliban leaders do.
I guess the kid should not have screamed “Allah Anchovies” as he poinred his lethal weapon. This is what happens with zero tolerance insipid bureaucratic legalisms. It has been our leftwing teachers goals to unilaterally disarm the country for the past 40 years and to criminalize and ostracize anyone holding and expressing even the mildest traditional values. This is just another episode in the antiamerican culture wars.
Reminds me of the movie, “Idiocracy”. But what adjectives can one use to describe such educated fools?
Granted, I’m half a century removed from elementary school, but as I recall the lunch room pizza was, in fact, potentially lethal.
Thank God there were no olives (bullets) on the pizza.
“The fact that the alleged pizza-shaped weapon in question was not loaded with olives at the time of the alleged incident does not mitigate the seriousness of the alleged actions of the alleged student in question…”
Not surprised by the School administration’s reaction… they tend to be people who couldn’t survive without drawing a government check. The truly disturbing part of this story is the kids who ratted out the 10 year old because he waved a piece of pizza in the air and made them feel threatened. I suspect they will also have great futures on the government payroll.
I guessed the kid was white before my visuals popped up. His mothers name -the gloriously white LeAnn did it. If she were black in that part of the world it would be Shallashaa or Tannasshaa..
The crime is definitely white. It is a Godfather Gangster sort of crime not a Tupac Gangsta crime there must be punished.
The next biggie- being a white kid the pizza is statistically less likely to be a government pizza. Was it or was it not ?
BTW not only does Australia ( a mid centre leftie place ) not provide lunches -we don’t provide a cafeteria nor even tables to eat at & not even a chair!
Food for thought. The USA has always been quite socialist with this lunch thing.
Our school system has been inundated by lefties for many years now. When you see that these poor people can’t even distinguish between a piece of pizza and a gun, nor, more importantly, can they see that the lethality of a piece of pizza is from that of a gun, it’s clear how Obama got elected.
Our problem is that we have so many of these maladjusted people and until we purge them from academe, our children will be brainwashed by them on a daily basis. Even when I was a kid in school, it was obvious how little the teachers had any touch with reality. Entering the school was like going to some camp for wayward adults who never so much as even picked up a stick when they were children.
Good thing it wasn’t a GUB.