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?



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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