5-year old girl suspended for bringing bubble gun to class
More Zero Tolerance Insanity – School unapologetic, promises to do it again
We have seen this picture many times before.
Zero tolerance insanity taking political correctness out on school children:
- The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners
- 16 Year Old Arrested for Writing About Killing a Dinosaur for School Project
- Oklahoma teachers union seeks to keep zero tolerance rules banning imaginary guns
- 12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun”
- All your front yards are belong to school zero-tolerance policies
- 13-year old boy suspended for twirling pencil in “gun motion” manner
- Maryland school offers counseling for students troubled by “pastry gun” incident
- Here we go again: 10-year-old boy suspended for pointing finger like a gun
- 10-year old Johnny Jones suspended for shooting imaginary arrow
- 8th Grader sent home for patriotic shirt with gun image on it
- 6-year old brings Quarter-sized toy gun on bus, threatened with detention and suspension
The latest is from Brighton, Colorado, Kindergartner suspended for bringing bubble gun to class:
A 5 year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten on Monday for bringing a gun to Southeast Elementary School.
It sounds alarming, but the weapon was a bubble gun, a popular plastic toy sold at stores across Colorado.
The girl’s mother, who goes by Emma, said she was shocked when she got a call from the school telling her she needed to pick up her daughter and take her home.
“If they had contacted me and said can you make sure this doesn’t happen again, we just want you to be aware, I think that would have been a more appropriate way to handle the situation. Could we have a warning? It blows bubbles,” she said.
Emma said she never would have knowingly let her daughter bring the toy to school. She said her daughter put it in her backpack without telling her. But the school is sticking to its guns, calling the toy a safety concern and a classroom distraction.
The school district’s statement about the suspension, printed in the link above, is quite something. Not only are they not apologetic, they are proud of suspending the little girl and look forward to doing it to other students:
“While we hear and understand the parents of this student being concerned about this discipline in light of the student’s age and type of item, this suspension is consistent with our district policy as well as how Southeast has handled similar situations throughout this school year. This has involved similar situations where students have brought items such as Nerf guns to school and also received one-day suspensions. The bringing of weapons, real or facsimile, to our schools by students can not only create a potential safety concern but also cause a distraction for our students in the learning process. Our schools, particularly Southeast because of past instances with students bringing fake weapons to school, make a point of asking parents to be partners in making sure students are not bringing these items to school. This includes asking parents to check backpacks.”
The District, however, may not be on firm ground:
However, the district policy does not necessarily support suspension in a case like this.
According to the District’s policy for weapons in school, discretionary discipline may be used if a student displays “a firearm facsimile that could reasonably be mistaken for an actual firearm.”
“It’s absurd to send a 5-year-old home for a bubble-maker,” said Nathan Woodliff, the executive director of the ACLU of Colorado. “This is a silly example of a very real problem. Zero-tolerance policies often mean zero common sense.”
Sounds to me like some of the staff in the school district should be suspended, not the little girl.
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Home school, home school, home school!!!!! Get your children out of these sorry excuses for schools. They are being run by idiots.
Amen, amen, and AMEN
Actually, the only reason the schools are run by idiots is that we elect idiot democrats – or GOPe cowards.
Try voting in some gutsy politicians who’ll destroy the leftist stanglehold on our schools.
I disagree. The public schools are run by idiots because we have allowed an entrenched bureaucracy to develop, from the feds on down. At this point, our votes are irrelevant. The bureaucracy will continue to feed and grow until it is starved of cash. Or our economy collapses. Which is the same thing only more painful. (And we could have this same conversation about other subjects, i.e., government pensions, Social Security, debt…)
Anonamom – sadly you are right.
Nothing ever goes away just because it’s a bad idea.
It goes away because of great cost, collapsing under it’s own weight with much destruction, fall-out, and after-math.
Buckle up folks.
1 Anonamom is completely correct. Our current system of government monopoly bureaucratic “public” schools was originally instituted in order to use the power of the government to forcibly indoctrinate economically poor Irish Catholic immigrants into the dominant protestant ideology. That’s why we have a large Catholic school establishment.
That’s the trouble with government control – you never know who might end up at the wheel. Now it’s the leftists. Government control is their thing.
I dunno. It looks like a clock to me.
BINGO! You win the intertoobs today.
Maybe Bill Clinton will invite her over for a beer… :-0
Home school or private school are viable options, but that doesn’t solve the burden of the double whammy upon parents to fund govt. schools and home/private school expenses simultaneously.
The solution is to defund government schools and return those tax dolkars to the people who earned it, and let parents decide the best educational option for their child.
But the school is sticking to its guns…
‘Sticking to its guns’? Where’s the trigger warning?
I need a safe space!
Using ‘trigger’, ‘gun’, and ‘warning’ at the same time. Not bad!
No one was ever aborted or “planned” using a bubble gun. She made the wrong choice. The State-established Church will have to punish her to prevent further incidents of apostasy.
I’ll bring you some crayons and twinkies.
And yet leftists say you’re a bad person if you badmouth teachers and administrators “because they’re just they’re to help kids grow”. I know they’re are good teachers, but dear God.
I have to wonder if the district’s cleaning supplies include products with “spray triggers”. Those are just as much guns as this is.
Someone spraying glass cleaner on a window? Better call 911.
“A 5 year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten on Monday for bringing a gun to Southeast Elementary School.”
In other news…
“A grown man was not taken from Ross Clothing Store Monday for bringing himself into a woman’s and girl’s dressing room.”
As I have posted before, INSANITY is the new normal.
How can anyone, in good conscience, trust their children to people that are this stupid, illogical, power hungry, controlling.
If a child points his finger with his thumb up and says “bang!” does the child also get suspended?
Actually, yes. Search the interwebs.
Actually, there was a story about exactly that recently. Yes, the poor kid was suspended. No, the school didn’t even understand why people objected. The kid was being violent!
Ancient weapons get the same treatment….
I guess a spear would get the same reaction. Or a sling.
I’d like to remind everyone that while a child’s finger gun is imaginary, it could be converted to a fully automatic imaginary assault weapon with unlimited rounds with a simple vocal sound change.
And THAT is the danger that comes with allowing any imaginary weapons in schools. If you allow the simple imaginary weapons, soon enough you’ll have imaginary grenades, imaginary cannons, and eventually imaginary bombs exploding in the playgrounds where innocent children are.
Is that the kind of world you want your kids growing up in? I don’t think so.
Remember….. that bubble gun is an “entry weapon” to a life of gun dependency, mental anguish and “needless gun violence”. She will grow up thinking a gun is the only way to burst one’s bubble…
I remember when the schools were run by men and not metrosexual nancy boys who like to wear mommy’s clothes. But then again the new secretary of the army is gay. God help us!
Even a child knows and understands stupidity when they see or experience it. Rational individual know when violence in movies or games is not real. Boys have played soldier since our ape ancestors first pick up a thigh bone.
That’s the point of zero tolerance policies. To teach children from kindergarten on up that rules are to be followed blindly, no matter how stupid. Break any rule, no matter how trivial, and your punishment will be merciless. Common sense is no excuse. Obedience is mandatory.
Indeed. It takes four years of higher education to instill this level of stupidity in a person. It can’t be done to a child, you have to wait until they’re an adult.
The only thing that can stop a bad kid with a bubble gun is a good kid with a bubble gun.
This is exactly how the youngsters are brainwashed with sick propaganda so the very word ‘gun’ becomes frightening.
I don’t understand why people want to live like this. Why don’t the parents get other parents involved? If people don’t take a stand they will get run over by the wannabe petty tyrants, who are everywhere.
Nobody’s liberty was harmed or threatened by a five year old with a fricking bubble maker.
Parents pay the superintendent’s salary. Fight back against these wannabe fascists.
I work in a school and if a student brings something like this to school, we quietly take it and make sure it goes home with them with a note that they please not bring it again. We even do the same things for BB and Pellet guns. So its not all schools that are this stupid.
Why do you ask them not to bring it again? What exactly do you fear will happen if it’s brought again? Your school is just as stupid as this one, just a little more “tolerant”.
Interesting. So, you think the kids should be able to bring their toys to school?
Even in the late 50’s early 60’s we were not allowed to bring our toys to school, and when we did, they just sent it home with a note.
Of course kids should be able to bring toys to school, and as far as I know at almost all schools they are. I’ve never heard of a school that doesn’t allow it. I don’t know what kind of strange school you attended. Did your school not have show-and-tell? Did you not play with marbles in the school yard, during the appropriate season?
Because children aren’t allowed to bring toys to school, regardless of shape, moron.
Oh and Milhouse keep your arrogant self righteous crap to yourself, you know I don’t put up with it.
Why on earth don’t you allow kids to bring toys to school? What do they bring for show-and-tell?
And I don’t care what you put up with, you piece of sh-t. You have a hide calling anyone else arrogant. This blog (not to mention the planet) would be a nicer place if you would go jump in the lake.
But it’s a fully automatic, high capacity bubble gun!