12/13/2013

More on 10-year-old boy suspended from school for pretending to shot an arrow when the rules talk only about "replica or representation of a firearm"

Zero tolerance is supposedly all about absolutely sticking to rules even when they are nonsensical.  But what does one make of this case?
"Horton characterized Johnny's transgression as "making a threat" to another student using a "replica or representation of a firearm" through the use of an imaginary bow and arrow," the statement said. . . 
So how is an imaginary bow and arrow a "replica or representation of a firearm"?  Equally troubling is how the student got suspended.
According to the institute, Jones was in the front of his fifth grade classroom on Oct. 14, when fellow student playfully rolled a folder into a tube and acted like he fired a shot at Jones. Jones, in turn, pulled out a pretend bow and arrow and acted like he discharged a bow. One classmate saw the exchange and informed a teacher. The teacher took the students into the hallway and the school's principal contacted Jones' mother, the statement said. . . .
Are we really training small children to turn in other students for such trivial actions?

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Blogger John Block said...

Why, yes. Yes we are, creating our own little Obama Jugend.....

12/15/2013 8:32 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

You stole the words right out of mouth John Block.

12/16/2013 1:28 PM  

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