More bizarre zero tolerance: School suspends 8-year-old from playing with pretend "invisible gun"

Another example of government schools trying to indoctrinate children to be afraid of guns, though possibly the government schools don't want children to emulate being police officers.  From Fox News:
An 8-year-old Florida boy was suspended from school after using his finger as a pretend gun while playing cops and robbers with his friends. 
Jordan Bennett was suspended for a day after administrators at Harmony Community School in Harmony, Fla., said the gesture was an act of violence, WFTV.com reported.
His mother, Bonnie, told the station she's concerned that her son may labeled violent with a suspension now on his academic record. 
"He had nothing in his hand. It was a finger gun, a pretend gun," Bonnie Bennett said. "He didn't threaten violence. He didn't utter words that were inappropriate. He made a sound and used his fingers and that was it." 
School district officials told the station its code of conduct prohibits students from playing with invisible guns. Bonnie Bennett believes there are more effective ways the district could have disciplined her son. . . .



Blogger John A said...

It is getting beyond silly. A Mesa Arizona father has been asked to please not open-carry when he drops or picks up his elementary school daughter, because it upset some parents.

Oh, and could he also not wear his work clothes.

The man is a police officer.

10/05/2013 4:36 PM  

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