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Pa. kindergartner suspended for bubble gun remark [government labels her as "terrorist threat"]
yahoo.com ^ | January 19, 2013

Posted on 01/19/2013 5:12:49 PM PST by grundle

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. (AP) — A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten.

Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days but was reduced to two.

Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus.

Ficker says the girl didn't even have the bubble gun with her and has never fired a real gun. He says she's "the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: zerotolerance

1 posted on 01/19/2013 5:13:01 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Idiocy reigns supreme in the liberal mind. ;-)


2 posted on 01/19/2013 5:16:01 PM PST by doc1019
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To: grundle; All

What insanity. When my boys were little, living in the inner city, they wanted to play with toy guns. I told them never to point them at a human and only to play shooting rats. As a teen they discovered a hidden live gun and accidentally pulled the trigger. Thank God they had not pointed it at someone. Oh, and the boy who pulled the trigger is now fighting in Afghanistan.


3 posted on 01/19/2013 5:18:15 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: grundle

Studid is, as stupid does! Don’t get stuck on stupid!!!!!


4 posted on 01/19/2013 5:19:35 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! (Oathkeeper))
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To: doc1019

No kidding. A normal person would be embarrassed by crap like this but liberals act like its the most normal thing in the world.


5 posted on 01/19/2013 5:21:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: grundle

The liberal philosophy..Muslims = no threat...little girl with a bubble blower..threat to national security..this country is screwed beyond words if we don’t stand up to what is happening in this country


6 posted on 01/19/2013 5:23:02 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: grundle

This has become outrageous. Poor little kid will have her school records blemished for many years. Prayers and my support to the child and for her family. My brothers use to play with toy guns ( along w/ plastic and wooden toy rifles), very often as kids. Stars Wars with lasers; they had too. They would walk around popping the guns in play. Guess, now that would be criminal. Liberalism attacks again.


7 posted on 01/19/2013 5:24:45 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Its deliberate child abuse with the intended goal of instilling a fear of guns and “authority” into the children.

The schools themselves have become the terroristic threat.


8 posted on 01/19/2013 5:30:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: grundle

Sue. And use the money to raise your child yourself instead of turning such a precious little girl and such a vital responsibility over to perfect strangers - who obviously don’t give a hoot what harm they do to your daughter.


9 posted on 01/19/2013 5:30:43 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

Bump. Reason 317 to home school your children from day one.

If you can’t home school, at least enroll you child in a school where common sense rules.


10 posted on 01/19/2013 5:36:35 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: cripplecreek

I would not allow any child of mine to attend any government-run school ( to incur this brainwashing abuse) to where now they cannot pray or even say the pledge of allegiance to their own country.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 5:38:33 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Christie at the beach
This has become outrageous. Poor little kid will have her school records blemished for many years.

This is child abuse, and it makes me very angry. Those cowardly creeps who perpetrated this outrage had better thank their lucky stars that I'm not the father of that child. My reaction to what they did would have landed me in jail.

12 posted on 01/19/2013 5:40:04 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Christie at the beach

Unfortunately we need to do a lot more than just take our own kids out of the schools. We’ve got to control and or dismantle the schools and change the curriculum in the colleges that produce these marxist teachers.

If we don’t we’ll produce kids smart enough to know that they’re oppressed by a marxist majority but are powerless to stop it.


13 posted on 01/19/2013 5:49:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Fiji Hill
->This is child abuse, and it makes me very angry. Those cowardly creeps who perpetrated this outrage had better thank their lucky stars that I'm not the father of that child. My reaction to what they did would have landed me in jail.

I can image how upset the parents are and rightly so. I would be so angry for targeting this little child like this. I hope they sue and move that little child out of there (if they decide to).

14 posted on 01/19/2013 5:49:58 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: grundle

This is so sick.

She probably is white and non-Moslem, thereby making
her a specific target for the DO”J” and Holder.

If she were older and an actual killer,
especially if she specialized with BOW terror,
or if she was an incoming terrorist, like Hasan,
she would be given weapons and IDs to murder,
with a DO”J”-free pass and ‘green light’.


15 posted on 01/19/2013 5:50:31 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, I undertand and a good follow up.


16 posted on 01/19/2013 5:52:54 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: grundle

Many a life of crime has begun with brandishing a bubble gun. This is serious business.

And those thumb-index fingers guns should be confiscated, too.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 6:02:11 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: grundle
Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus.

The suspension itself is domestic violence committed by "school officials" who should undergo psychiatric tests and should never own guns if tests results deem it necessary.

18 posted on 01/19/2013 7:06:32 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: grundle

If this were me when I was a kid, I would be doing life
in the pen by third grade. All I got then was three swats
from the principal and she let me pick the paddle.


19 posted on 01/19/2013 7:08:47 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: grundle

Hey listen ever had a bubble pop in your eye time to ban all assult bubble guns now.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 7:17:28 PM PST by bikerman (Gun control does nothing to stop gun violence. But then, Washington specializes in the art of doing)
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Maybe it’s time to show the K-5 crowd the abortion the Liberals passionately promote.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 7:22:02 PM PST by Gene Eric ( I've plumb forgotten how to change the quote line down by my name!)
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To: grundle

Did they give her a beatdown? After all, she’s a terrorist.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 9:01:25 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: grundle

She was interrogated for half an hour without her parents being present, and she now has to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/19/5-year-old-suspended-labeled-a-terrorist-threat-for-threatening-to-shoot-friend-with-toy-bubble-gun/


23 posted on 01/19/2013 10:51:50 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: grundle

I guess the poor kids can’t say “ Ah shoot” when they spill something. School administration fools will think they said “I shoot”.

Pennsylvania> Once a great state. Now just another leftist cesspool on the eastern side and Pittsburgh.

Take back the School Boards and start firing the leftists for “cause” - i.e. be-cause they are fucking crazy and a clear and present danger to the kids.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 11:06:42 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: gleeaikin

When I was a kid, we used our BB guns to play cowboys and indians. We knew that we didn’t actually shoot them while playing the game and nobody ever got hurt.


25 posted on 01/20/2013 4:05:24 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: grundle

I’m still puzzled by this whole incident. If schools want to punish a kid every time they make an idle threat, they might as well suspend them all. Kids are kids, they say stupid things all the time.

What happened to reasonableness?


26 posted on 01/20/2013 4:45:49 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: chessplayer

Thanks for the link.


27 posted on 01/20/2013 5:55:12 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

This is from a Yahoo news article on the suspension.

I think it's one of those semi-automatic Glock assault weapons with armor-piercing bubble ammunition.

28 posted on 01/21/2013 1:06:52 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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