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5-year old cap gun offender can’t expunge his “record”

5-year old cap gun offender can’t expunge his “record”

We’ve documented disciplinary action taken or threatened against young children who employed “weapons” at school like a pencil pointed like a gun, a Quarter-size Lego piece, a clear plastic toy gun, a Lego Gun, and a Nerf Gun, and who trashed talked other kids about a Bubble Gun and Nerf Gun.

And of course, the 7-year old Pop-Tart gun offender who lost his first appeal.

Add to it the 5-year old empty cap gun offender, who just was denied expungement of his suspension from his record, via WaPo (h/t Ed Driscoll and Daily Caller), Calvert officials decline to clear record of 5-year-old with cap gun:

Calvert County school officials on Friday denied a request to clear the school record of a 5-year-old boy who was suspended for bringing a cowboy-style cap gun onto a school bus last month.

The kindergartner, who tucked the orange-tipped toy gun inside his backpack so that he could show it to a friend, was suspended May 29 for 10 days. After a disciplinary conference that scaled back his punishment to three days, he returned to Dowell Elementary School in Lusby. A request to remove the offense from his record was considered separately.

That request was turned down in a letter dated Friday on grounds that the child “did bring a cap gun in his book bag” and that an investigation showed that some students were afraid and did not know if the gun was fake or real. The Washington Post generally does not identify juveniles accused of wrongdoing.

“I’m disappointed that we can’t bring an end to this,” said the boy’s mother, who is a teacher in Calvert. “Now we have to continue on.”


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Sue for a ridiculous amount of money .. say $5 billion.
They will settle.

It would seem to me that the residents of Calvert County have some work to do for the next school board election.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | June 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I wonder if this dangerous little juvenile delinquent knows how to tie his own shoes yet?

SmokeVanThorn | June 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm

The school officials can’t expunge the fact that they are unmitigated assholes from their records.

Where are the adults?
Homeschool, homeschool, homeschool co-opts

Why dehumanize a child to substantiate inordinate fear?
You might as well penalize a child for driving to school with mom-more likely to cause death with mom on the phone.

David Gregory received “on-the-spot” expungement. Huh.

He was interrogated for two hours prior to his parent being contacted.

What could they have possibly hoped to achieve in two hours?

It’s not like his surname is Tarnaev, right?

I’d call that child abuse.

I can’t help but wonder about how soooooo embarrassing it must be for Calvert County to allow the mother of this MONSTER to retain her position as a teacher when it’s obvious that she is rearing a terrorist.

Henry Hawkins | June 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm

The directive on these silly actions come from higher than the local school administration. Remember Eric Holder saying we need to brainwash the ‘gun culture’ out of people? One way to do that is start with the children by punishing even pointing your finger as if it were a gun, including interrogating children for hours without their parents present. What could possibly take two hours on something like this? Nothing – except brainwashing, that is. Ten more years of this and they’re halfway home to brainwashing an entire generation.

I volunteer for our local PD as eyes and ears at events so our small-town department can maximize their time. One of my usual duties is walking around High School football games and reporting any problems. I was standing by the stands talking to the Assistant Principal, when I saw a 5 year old running around chasing his friends with what was obviously a toy pistol. I asked the Assistant Principal if theirs was the kind of school who freaked out about toy guns. He jumped about three feet in the air. When I pointed out the kid, he went over, took the gun, escorted the now bawling kid to his father, asked the father if he understood the full implications of his kid bringing such a thing to school. When the now horrified father said yes, of course, he’d make sure his son did too, the AP gave the father the toy gun, asked him to put it in his car, and that was the end of it. Problem solved. At the end of my shift, I reported the incident to my officer-on-duty, who asked me if I thought the father was going to do what he said, was satisfied the matter was closed when I said yes, and told me I handled it properly, as did my chief.

No drama, no repercussions, no suspensions, no arrests, no big deal. And the kid never did that again, that’s for sure. Pastry gun? Good grief.

As an aside, I went to High School in the 70’s, and in our rural Michigan school, the most heavily armed 15,000 sq ft was the High School parking lot on Opening Day (of firearms deer-hunting season). Students, teachers, administrators, all had shotguns in their cars, having gone out into the woods before school for an hour or so. Our FFA class even had a buck pole at the sugar shack behind the football field. Mysteriously, no one was ever shot. Except the occasional 8-point. Hmmmm…..

…an investigation showed that some students were afraid and did not know if the gun was fake or real…

I fear for the future of this country.

One wonders on just how ridiculous things can get but yet they just keep getting worse. It’s like living in separate realities most of which are unreal.

It’s getting harder and harder to find refuge in the ever decreasing sane world…

At a certain point this was no longer a valid concern for safety and became child abuse at the hands of school authorities. A 60 second inspection of the toy and a 10 minute talk with the boy should have been enough to determine that this wasn’t a real gun and that the boy didn’t have any bad intent.

To drag the interrogation out for hours and then still suspend the boy implies that the administrators are simply too stupid to be in charge of children or are willing to terrorize little boys out of pleasure/self-protection. I don’t see a third possibility here.

Henry Hawkins | June 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

The progressive agenda to brainwash American children to believe everything about guns is evil punishes kids who fail to develop and maintain adult-level political thoughts and positions. This is institutional child abuse.

Understand that while these anecdotes are ludicrous, there is a very real and vicious agenda being pursued here. The cultural stigmatization of firearms in any and all forms.

Think the subject of Mom’s and Dad’s firearms ownership and storage came up in the two hour interrogation of a five year old without the parents present?