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Boy, 6, suspended over finger gun [school says "serious incident... threatened to shoot a student"]
UPI ^ | January 2, 2013

Posted on 01/02/2013 8:04:34 PM PST by grundle

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Maryland 6-year-old was suspended from school for forming the shape of a gun with his hands and saying "pow," a lawyer for his family said.

Robin Ficker said a boy, a student at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, was given a one-day suspension from school with a conference planned for when students returned from winter break for the pretend shooting a week after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., The (Springfield, Va.) Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.

"What they're doing is looking at the worst possible interpretation of a young, naive 6-year-old," Ficker said. "This is a little child who can't form the intent to do anything like that."

Assistant Principal Renee Garraway sent a letter to the boy's parents saying the child had been warned.

"Your son ... was involved in a serious incident," Garraway wrote. "(He) threatened to shoot a student. He was spoken to earlier today about a similar incident."

Ficker said the school has not told the parents what the "similar incident" entailed.

"It just shows the overreaction," the lawyer said.

He said the school should have discussed the issue with the parents before handing down the suspension.

"They could have called the mother in. They didn't do that. They just said, 'You're suspended,'" he said. "Five years from now, when someone in to Montgomery County looks at his permanent record, they're going to see that he threatened to shoot another student."


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KEYWORDS: banglist; deadlyfingerguns; fingergun; guncontrol; idiocy; secondamendment; zerotolerance
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1 posted on 01/02/2013 8:04:38 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Good thing the kid didn’t have an automatic finger! They would have called out a SWAT unit.


2 posted on 01/02/2013 8:09:06 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: grundle

Is the school going to give the parents a tax refund for those days that the child can’t use the school?


3 posted on 01/02/2013 8:09:11 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: grundle

We have absolute and total MORONS running schools in some places.

It amazes me that the idiots don’t realize just how stupid they look.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 8:10:50 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: grundle

The Children: Think of them!

5 posted on 01/02/2013 8:10:51 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: grundle
Thank God he didn’t use a squirt gun or rubber band gun and shooting paper wads though a straw would have condemned him for life.
6 posted on 01/02/2013 8:11:50 PM PST by Sleeping Freeper
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To: grundle

Americans have become so weak and so mind numbingly stupid that when the enemy comes for them, and it matters not which enemy, they are not going to survive.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 8:15:52 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: grundle

GunPhobic Liberals cannot run our schools. What a bunch of morons, suspending a kid for using a “finger gun”.

All of us would have been suspended (girls too) in my grade school...we played cops/robbers and cowboys/indians...when we were not Kung Fu Fighting


8 posted on 01/02/2013 8:16:04 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: grundle

Click on the keyword “zerotolerance.” You’ll retrieve hundreds of stories of similar cases of moronic idiocy in schools all across America.


9 posted on 01/02/2013 8:16:45 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: grundle

10 posted on 01/02/2013 8:17:31 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

two hands.. 10 fingers.. Those are high capacity magazines!!!


11 posted on 01/02/2013 8:17:59 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: grundle

Some years ago my son had a small about four inches high action figure of Master Chief from the video game Halo,it had a miniscule battle rifle, he showed it to another student on the bus, the driver refused to transport him and had to call a supervisor.

I tell you all this, these are the people that when the times get really bad will be your worst nightmare, they may be your neighbors or work associates, they know you are armed, stocked and prepped, they will have nothing.

And they will be crazed to attack you for your goods, your arms, your food and shelter. These are the ones that will be denied access to the proverbial Noah’s ark.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 8:23:12 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: grundle

Diane Fascistein, Peoples Republic of California Rat, is writing a bill to ban all fingers as we speak.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 8:24:14 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: grundle

Silly Spring, Mary Mary Quite Contraryland?


14 posted on 01/02/2013 8:24:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Red Steel

I would love to have this image silk screened on a pallet load of T-shirts and pass them out to as many students in that school.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 8:28:40 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: grundle

Principal Dark Helmet called for ludicrous speed.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 8:31:45 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 50mm

I hope he only has 10 fingers.
Otherwise banning the rest could be painful.

They should have investigated by having the kid come into the school with parents following
day and just used a sick day.
A kindergartner did shoot a classmate few years back.


17 posted on 01/02/2013 8:33:03 PM PST by Morris70
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To: grundle

Dont worry children of Maryland, I already contacted Diane Feinstein and she will create a bill banning fingers because they are considered automatic fingers and can create harm..we must have a national discussion about the dangers of fingers..they should be used for picking our noses, not for shooting


18 posted on 01/02/2013 8:36:36 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: grundle

This takes me back to the third grade when we had to dress up on Fridays. The boys would take their neck ties and tie them around their heads like they were Rambo.

Boys did that stuff and the teachers didn’t give a rat’s patootie. This was all the way back in 1986 mind you.


19 posted on 01/02/2013 8:37:32 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: grundle
What a over reaction and shows of others who push their say of (limited) speech versus in protecting open speech. I was in a doctor’s office earlier. There were 2 small little boys playing in the waiting room area. One had a toy playing to be the cop while the other child was in the role as the bad guy. A lot of screams, imagination and rolling around on the floor for awhile; no real cops were called; as many grown ups were in the room. The asst. principle could have called the child’s parent (s), I agree.
20 posted on 01/02/2013 8:40:41 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: grundle
I wonder how I survived all those years of gun-themed Cracker Jack toys?

-PJ

21 posted on 01/02/2013 8:41:58 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: grundle

22 posted on 01/02/2013 8:59:32 PM PST by Bratch
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To: grundle
"Your son ... was involved in a serious incident," Garraway wrote.

Well, Ma'am, your son's assistant principal makes the average rock look pretty intelligent. Are you sure you want to keep sending him there instead of to a legitimate school for an education?

23 posted on 01/02/2013 9:12:57 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: grundle

How long before Texas Tech will stop using the “Guns Up” hand signal.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 9:37:55 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I post so people who hate me will know what I think. And they can't seem to stop reading. LOL)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

We have 14 little boys on our cul-de-sac between the ages of 6 and 11. All of them got paintguns for Christmas. Yesterday they were racing up and down the street on their bikes shooting at each other. Made a horrible mess but they had an awesome time. Fortunately didn’t hit any cars or houses with the paint, which washes off with water. Their aim isn’t too precise but it was getting better by the end of their play time.


25 posted on 01/02/2013 9:40:43 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Sounds good and the idea has entrepreneur possibilities. Maybe give the photo with each T-shirt so the kiddies see it’s the real deal. ;-)


26 posted on 01/02/2013 9:42:01 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Sarah Barracuda

But what if you need your fingers for Math? It’s better than drawing a picture of a box with balls in it like my first grade grandaughter. She knew all the answers, but didn’t have all the balls right so she had to stay in for recess.


27 posted on 01/02/2013 9:43:45 PM PST by RightLady
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To: chris37

“Americans have become so weak and so mind numbingly stupid that when the enemy comes for them, and it matters not which enemy, they are not going to survive.”

Trying to think of a word...Thought forming....I have it!

“GOOD!!!”

That’s the word. I do not want this level of idiot breeding if we want humanity to survive. And if that means 10 of us left, so be it. That 10 will have a chance.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 9:49:23 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: grundle

these actually are not serious incidents. but somehow gun free zones keeps everyone safer.

two great reasons never to allow libtards to define anything about gun policies, they have no clue what is actually dangerous and what is not.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 9:56:42 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: chris37

“Americans have become so weak and so mind numbingly stupid that when the enemy comes for them, and it matters not which enemy, they are not going to survive....”

For sure...You said it “mind numbingly stupid” and they are providing the education “for the children”.....I mean it’s like an old saturday night live skit from the 70’s and yet it is happening before our eyes.....I fear where my country is headed....I need more food, more ammo and most importantly an even closer walk with Christ.....


30 posted on 01/02/2013 9:56:57 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: grundle

being a boy gets you suspended nowadays.


31 posted on 01/02/2013 9:57:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: grundle

The terrorists and crazies have won... and we all lose.


32 posted on 01/02/2013 9:59:41 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: grundle

Reminds me of my youth days before WWII. WE played many hours of cowboys-and-indians and cops-and-robers. We made rubber ‘bullets’ from slices of old inner tubes. WE even used our six shooter cap guns to claim our scores. I even remember pulling up some kind of tall growing weed to make spears and play bushman. We didn’t think much about playing the hunt and seek games and our parents or cops never punished us for such playing. Maybe that was why my generation was able to win WWII. I grant that society has changed so much from my youthful days of the depression days that such playing around today would only be mental seed for the depraved idiots of today. One thing we did not have was a desire to actually kill someone. Of course in those days we knew that there were killers in society who didn’t mind doing this.


33 posted on 01/02/2013 10:11:10 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
<> LOL!!! That was great! Frickin' retards!
34 posted on 01/02/2013 10:33:44 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Nik Naym

Here’s an idea for a new show on TruTV, World’s Dumbest School Administrators


35 posted on 01/02/2013 10:36:45 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yeah, talk about high capacity magazine. That kid has two hands. With the finger gun, he’s got ten rounds!


36 posted on 01/02/2013 10:38:14 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: grundle

We shouldn’t get used to this type of nanny statism. This bitch should be shamed.


37 posted on 01/02/2013 10:48:34 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Isn’t the “pull muh finger” thing an automatic? :oP


38 posted on 01/02/2013 11:09:25 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi.. the TRAVESTY continues)
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Our nations Marxist at workthrough public schools. Looking back on my "criminal" years in grade school I remember the following crimes against the state. Fifth grade right after roll call my teacher/principal would call me or my cousin out in the hall and hand us about $5. This meant we were to leave school ground, cross a federal highway, enter a local store and buy his 3 packs of Kent 100's for the school day. Recess involved the criminal conspiracy of most of the guys running over a hill and down to the creek to smoke cigarettes sneaked out of the house.

Sixth grade upon arrival at home from school many a kid in the hood would take down their rifle from the unsecured gun rack, take it outside and load it, then engage in unsupervised hunting activities. It was that or riding bicycles without helmets.

The biggest abuse came in my early teen years. My dad had this notion that like in the days of his early teens camping out on a lake or river in the summer alone was the good life. Oh & he left me unsupervised with a semi automatic rifle with a 18 round capacity, a boat and outboard motor, and left me there to fix my own meals and take care of myself.

He would check on me sometimes daily to bring ice and food etc. But I was left without any modern communication devices to summon government assistance.

This was the United States of my early teenage years in the early 1970's. My dad was able to let me experience things his dad and uncles allowed him and his brother to experience.

Now schools go into lock down when a 6 year old makes a finger gun? My male teachers and principals owned firearms and hunted and fished. They expected boys to be boys which helped turn boys into men later in life. The current education system is neutering males or making them Queers. Worse of all these tyrants are making them compliant and conditioned not to question authority when authority violates conscience and common sense.

Thanks Dad for showing me what our nations was like before The Bastards destroyed it.

39 posted on 01/02/2013 11:20:34 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I have to agree, Norm.

Good.

I have no love for the people I described. None.

Nature will see to it that their way will be short lived.


40 posted on 01/02/2013 11:42:30 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 3722535r

Those things you mentioned, they are the most precious a man can have.

1. Christ.
2. Oxygen.
3. Water.
4. Food.
5. Gun/ Ammo.

That is my personal list of the most precious things that a man can have. Some may disagree with my ordering, but it has to be that way for me.


41 posted on 01/02/2013 11:46:44 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Fiji Hill

I remember they didn’t even let us carry Advil. A kid got his car searched in high school because there were rumors about him having guns, and I think it turned out he had paintball equipment in his truck. I’m surprised they didn’t cuff him on the spot.

Meanwhile the tough crowd brought knives to school at will, and myriad fights broke out in the traditional fashion. But at least law-abiding students couldn’t relieve their own headaches.


42 posted on 01/03/2013 1:30:55 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: grundle

There you go again.Is this kind of stupidity inbred, or do they have to work at it.


43 posted on 01/03/2013 1:50:50 AM PST by snowtigger (. Thanx to Charlie Daniels, " Let them win, or bring them HOME")
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To: grundle

So, a stabbing motion would be treated the same, a finger across the throat, “Cut”, the middle finger, 2 fingers threatening to poke your eyes, tomahawk chop.


44 posted on 01/03/2013 2:13:57 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: grundle
From the school's website:

I guess threatening to "blast" someone is okay, though.

45 posted on 01/03/2013 3:01:42 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: grundle

This is what our world has come to: Hysterical women and timid men scared to death of EVERYTHING!

Take me back to my youth in the 50’s and 60’s so I can escape Bizarro world and live a normal life once again.


46 posted on 01/03/2013 3:04:14 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: raybbr

“I guess threatening to “blast” someone is okay, though”.

Brilliant, raybbr! I’m saying that the child learned horrible words like bam, pow, boom and the notorious blast through the school administrator. Hehehehe.


47 posted on 01/03/2013 4:04:36 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Red Steel

I think obama’s finger gun barrel is longer than the legal limit. But at least he’s a better aim than the gangsta doofus.


48 posted on 01/03/2013 4:20:35 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: cva66snipe

To post # 39.....

It is difficult to imagine an America as you described, and yet I lived it too.....Teacher bringing out the paddle when you needed it (and I mean leaving your bottom red) and no uproar from anyone much less your parents (who more often than not gave it to you again if they found out).....Everyone had at least a shotgun, and knew how to use it......I’ve posted it before, it’s like the death of a family member or friend to know you will never experience that America again.....Mr. Reagan knew what he was talking about didn’t he?......Loss of freedom was only a generation away....That generation is upon us.....The godless schools have brain-washed an entire generation to create a secular culture that is completely void of any of the Christian values that the founding fathers knew were necessary to keep America strong and united......


49 posted on 01/03/2013 4:44:23 AM PST by 3722535r
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To: DH

I agree 100%. There was never a better time to grow up than in the 50’s and early 60’s. I pity those who didn’t have that opportunity...


50 posted on 01/03/2013 4:54:45 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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