More on that 5th grade girl who was brutalized by the public school for taking a paper "gun" to school
It is a real tragedy to have this young girl carrying a piece of paper (see below) is being taunted as "murderer" by her fellow students. Is it necessary to do a search of the girl in front of her class because they want to see if she were carrying real weapons? Seriously? Here is a picture of the dangerous piece of paper that young 5th grade student Melody Valentin brought to school.
The School District of Philadelphia is defending its decision to scold and search an elementary school student who pulled out a paper gun in class.
A district spokesman said the school acted swiftly and appropriately when 5th grade student Melody Valentin allegedly told classmates she had a handgun on her, MyFoxPhilly.com reported.
Melody and her mother, Dianna Kelly, deny she ever used the word “handgun.”
According to Kelly, Melody realized she had the paper gun with her and put it on her desk while preparing to throw it away. Melody’s grandfather, a marine specializing in firearms reportedly gave it to her the day before.
A classmate spotted the piece of paper and contacted administrators.
"He yelled at me and said I shouldn't have brought the gun to school and I kept telling him it was a paper gun but he wouldn't listen," Melody told MyFoxPhilly.com. . . .