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Colorado second-grader suspended for throwing IMAGINARY grenade during recess
Fox31 Denver ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Mitchell and Julie Hayden

Posted on 02/05/2013 11:41:42 AM PST by tom h

KDVR NEWS – A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing.

The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play.

“I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” says Alex Evans, who doesn’t understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it.

“It’s called ‘rescue the world,’” he says.

He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a box with pretend evil forces inside.

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The boy didn’t throw anything real or make any threats against anyone. He explains he was pretending to be the hero. “So nothing can get out and destroy the world.”

But his imaginary play broke the school’s real rules. The school lists “absolutes” designed to keep a safe environment. The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at therightscoop.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childdispended; childsuspended; eduction; guncontrol; gunhysteria; leftistidiots; publicschools; schoolgunhysteria; schools; secondamendment; studentsuspended; teachersunions; zerotolerance
I am sooo glad I am not a child today. I can't think of the number of imaginary grenades I've thrown at idiots in authority over the years. I still do it today. Thank you, Vic Morrow, for my silent way of expressing disapproval.


1 posted on 02/05/2013 11:41:53 AM PST by tom h
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To: tom h

The impudence of this thought criminal!


2 posted on 02/05/2013 11:44:42 AM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: tom h

Not that it’s any surprise to anyone here, but this country has officially devolved into collective insanity.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 11:48:26 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: tom h

In liberal land there is no such thing as “evil” so the boy was being judgemental. Since there is no free will, there is no right or wrong, unless you’re a Republican, then everything you say or do is wrong.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 11:49:42 AM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is contrary to human nature.)
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To: tom h

Another “zero tolerance” outrage.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 11:49:51 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Ray76

What’s an “Imaginary” fight? Mike Tyson vs Peter McNeely?


6 posted on 02/05/2013 11:51:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tom h

I’m launching imaginary nuclear tipped ICBMs at those responsible right now.

The ENTER key is my imaginary launch button, and here it comes....


7 posted on 02/05/2013 11:51:50 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Ray76

The kid should have told the gulag staff that he was tossing imaginary condoms to an imaginary gay pride parade.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 11:53:57 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: tom h

That’s OK. I currently have an imaginary p-resident anyways..


9 posted on 02/05/2013 11:54:21 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: tom h

The left is relentless.

Remember when political correctness started and we all laughed at how stupid it was?

Who is laughing now?


10 posted on 02/05/2013 11:54:47 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: tom h; All

Be sure to FREEP THE POLL located at:

http://kdvr.com/2013/02/04/7-year-old-playing-an-imaginary-game-at-school-gets-suspended-for-real/


11 posted on 02/05/2013 11:57:33 AM PST by MeganC (“Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!”)
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To: tom h

And this will continue until administrators and teachers hear (and fear) the words...

“You are fired”.

Take your sorry liberal *ss and drag it outta here.

NOW!


12 posted on 02/05/2013 12:01:13 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: tom h
Loveland CO is close by Boulder CO which is a liberal bastion not unlike Berkeley.
13 posted on 02/05/2013 12:01:42 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: tom h

I will assume that if He said he was attacking Rush Limbaugh’s house, he would have been applauded for being an open mind warrior.


14 posted on 02/05/2013 12:02:27 PM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" // twitter; @rjustice21)
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To: tom h

Good thing he didn’t point his finger at a teacher. He may have been thrown in jail for attempted murder.

The indoctrination is working as planned. Condition the children to accept ALL authority is good authority.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 12:06:52 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: tom h

Good thing he didn’t point his finger at a teacher. He may have been thrown in jail for attempted murder.

The indoctrination is working as planned. Condition the children to accept ALL authority is good authority.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 12:10:18 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: tom h

PURE INSANITY!


17 posted on 02/05/2013 12:12:33 PM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: tom h

A school ruling against imagination. Wow! Imagine there’s no Liberals, it’s easy if you try.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 12:13:21 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SampleMan

“The kid should have told the gulag staff that he was tossing imaginary condoms to an imaginary gay pride parade.”

The comments today are great, but this is the best.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 12:14:04 PM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is contrary to human nature.)
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To: tom h

The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary”

It is a short stretch from this to say no competition: sports, music festivals, art shows, ...

And then into the classroom: no scoring of tests (you are ‘fighting’ against other students when they grade on the curve). And no scissors (self defense weapon).

This stuff is not funny anymore. Hard to puke when you are all puked out.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 12:14:33 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: tom h

We had an unlimited supply of them when I was a kid.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 12:14:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: tom h

Next, Holder will prosecute the kid for violating the imaginary civil rights of the imaginary evil in the box.


22 posted on 02/05/2013 12:15:47 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: tom h

The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary”

It is a short stretch from this to say no competition: sports, music festivals, art shows, ...

And then into the classroom: no scoring of tests (you are ‘fighting’ against other students when they grade on the curve). And no scissors (self defense weapon).

This stuff is not funny anymore. Hard to puke when you are all puked out.

PS As a kid, I actually carved myself a full sized grenade from a piece of wood and threw it around the yard as needed.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 12:16:55 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: tom h
If the kid didn't pull the imaginary pin first, then what's the problem?

-PJ

24 posted on 02/05/2013 12:18:14 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: tom h

The goal is psychological castration, real men are a threat to the order.


25 posted on 02/05/2013 12:18:21 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: tom h
The time has long past where Americans should stop sending their children to these Government Schools.
They don't get much of an education, and the children get exposed to continual sessions of socialist and atheistic brain washing.
I suppose launching a 'pretend hand grenade' does not fall into either categories of socialism and atheism -- but it is consistent with the theme of brain-washing and intimidating the children to become docile slaves of the State.

There are plenty of education resources available and it is time to starve the Government School beast.

26 posted on 02/05/2013 12:19:59 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: tom h

Mom is keeping son at home until this can be resolved. WRONG ANSWER.

Mom should be down at the school, with her son, very clearly and carefully explaining the difference between PLAY and DANGER and encouraging every other parent to stop and do the EXACT SAME THING.

When confronting gross stupidity, you MUST CONFRONT IT. You not only need to expose it to others, but you have to shine a spotlight on it in person.


27 posted on 02/05/2013 12:21:12 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Scrambler Bob
"As a kid, I actually carved myself a full sized grenade from a piece of wood and threw it around the yard as needed."

My parents bought me a toy grenade when I was a boy, totally realistic and made from real steel. I remember throwing it once at my brother, hitting him in the nose, and making his nose bleed.

Come to think of it, he was my older brother and he constantly bullied me. The thought that I got him back that time makes me smile, all these years later.

28 posted on 02/05/2013 12:21:42 PM PST by tom h
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To: tom h

It’s stories like this that shed light on why Odumbo is still in the white hut.


29 posted on 02/05/2013 12:22:28 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: tom h

My dad was in the Navy and brought home training grenades we used in our never-ending war against the Nazis/Japanese Imprerial troops. Perfect, had a lot of heft to them, for sure. Honestly, I don;t know how we did not brain each other with those pineapples. ;)


30 posted on 02/05/2013 12:31:04 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: tom h
Did the hand grenade really have anything to do with the punishment? Was he punished for attempting to save the world from evil rather than global warming?
31 posted on 02/05/2013 12:31:34 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: tom h; Revolting cat!

An imaginary alleged grenade?


32 posted on 02/05/2013 12:34:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: tom h

When I was in second grade, for show and tell, I brought a Mk 2 grenade, an M79 grenade and a foot long linked belt of 30 caliber machine gun ammo. They were all inert, but still, if I did that today, I’d be in jail for life.


33 posted on 02/05/2013 12:36:04 PM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: ZX12R
It’s stories like this that shed light on why Odumbo is still in the white hut.

Last year was the 40th anniversary of the President's pal and backer William Ayers' bombing of the Pentagon. The media and schools were silent.

This nation is seriously f***ed. Those in charge of education (like Ayers) and this nation's security do NOT have America's interests at heart.

34 posted on 02/05/2013 12:36:38 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: tom h

The mind boggles. Sometimes there is just nothing left to do but to point and laugh.


35 posted on 02/05/2013 12:38:36 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

or cry.


36 posted on 02/05/2013 12:41:19 PM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" // twitter; @rjustice21)
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To: tom h

I’m 56-years-old. When I was a boy, my pals and I frequently played “Army,” in which we battled the bad guys (German Nazis) and won the day.

These games were inspired by the experiences of our fathers who, in the main, were veterans of World War II. We were proud of our fathers and hoped that, someday, we might become half the men they proved to be in the crusade to conquer Hitler, Tojo, etc.

Such games were played on the playground at my Catholic elementary in the early 1960s. No nun or lay teacher objected. The memories of war were fresh in their minds. They understood that the future would inevitably yield new Hitlers and that American GIs would be needed to foil the designs of such monsters.

Consequently they educated us with the goal of turning boys into intelligent and productive men. Those who would impede this education are little more than fellow travelers with our Islamic enemies.

Punishing a kid for pretending to throw a grenade? The child should be encouraged in his pretend battle against evil. There may come a day he’ll be called upon to perform the real thing.


37 posted on 02/05/2013 12:51:12 PM PST by MadeInOhio
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To: a fool in paradise
This nation is seriously f***ed. Those in charge of education (like Ayers) and this nation's security do NOT have America's interests at heart.

What you say is not only true, but it couldn't possibly be any clearer. To anyone paying any attention, that is. The problem is that the majority of voters and leaders are both blind and stupid and we are now seeing the price of so much ignorance and stupidity. And they are proud of themselves. So, yes, we are seriously f***ed.
38 posted on 02/05/2013 12:55:53 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: tom h

When imaginary grenades are outlawed,only outlaws will have imaginary grenades.ALL YOUR IMAGINARY GRENADE ARE BELONG TO US...sheeesh!!!!


39 posted on 02/05/2013 1:03:24 PM PST by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: tom h

Good grief, not only did we throw “pretend” grenades during recess, some idiot thought it was a good idea to cover our entire playground with huge wood chips (many of them were the size of a pork chop and about 1/2” thick).

It was a wood chip hurricane when the lunch lady turned her back.


40 posted on 02/05/2013 1:10:30 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: tom h

These replies remind why I like FR - sanity lives!


41 posted on 02/05/2013 1:10:35 PM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Ray76

I imagine the L on my keyboard means Ludicrous Liberal. Or Launcher. I choose Launcher. LLLLLLL That outa do it. I’d tell you what I launched, but I’d get expelled.

There should be some schoolboard and school administrator openings in Loveland, Colorado.


42 posted on 02/05/2013 1:26:03 PM PST by Tudorfly
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To: cld51860

We had one fake-real one we played when we were kids, it was dad’s cigarette lighter.

We stopped using that when dad pulling clumps of the lawn and dirt out of it one day and went ballistic, so we just went to the next best thing, dirt clods.

God only knows how many times we came home with some injury or other from the neighborhood dirt clod wars, we weren’t gentle when we were throwing “nature’s grenades” either.


43 posted on 02/05/2013 1:26:24 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: tom h

Listened to this on the Peter Boyles show this morning, the school apparently had an imaginary law that was broken and the kids was “dispended”


44 posted on 02/05/2013 1:44:56 PM PST by GraceG
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To: tom h

Child abuse.


45 posted on 02/05/2013 1:59:13 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: tom h

I guess I’m fortunate that my second-grade teacher never spotted my imaginary tactical nuclear weapon. As the new kid, I was usually in enough trouble already.


46 posted on 02/05/2013 2:34:16 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Abathar

“God only knows how many times we came home with some injury or other from the neighborhood dirt clod wars, we weren’t gentle when we were throwing “nature’s grenades” either.”

LOL! Oh yes, dirt clods made fantastic grenades!


47 posted on 02/05/2013 3:30:24 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: tom h; All
Right out an essay by Kim du Toit in 2003, The Pussification Of The Western Male

"Now, little boys in grade school are suspended for playing cowboys and Indians, cops and crooks, and all the other familiar variations of “good guy vs. bad guy” that helped them learn, at an early age, what it was like to have decent men hunt you down, because you were a lawbreaker."

48 posted on 02/05/2013 5:58:36 PM PST by QT3.14 (Political Correctness: Intellectual AIDS - It sickens and kills everything it touches ~ Wm. Lind)
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To: tom h

The kid’s mom should report every single teacher & administrator who brings a “deadly” motor vehicle onto the campus. After all, those kill tens of thousands every year while imaginary grenades kill zero.


49 posted on 02/05/2013 6:35:27 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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Another case where people need to wait for the full story.

Turns out the mom is a serial publicity hound and liar.

Reminds me of the big stink on FR several years ago about a school in Palatine, IL. Kid gets suspended from school for “having NRA materials” in his locker.

Turns out that the mom made it all up and the materials in question was a hit list of students and teachers the kid said he wanted to kill.


50 posted on 02/09/2013 5:01:06 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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