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Student suspended for shaping Pop-Tart into gun
ktnv.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Krista Hostetler

Posted on 03/04/2013 2:44:42 PM PST by grundle

Baltimore, MD (KTNV) -- A student in Baltimore was suspended over breakfast.

7-year-old Josh Welch was eating a Pop-Tart at school. A teacher saw the pastry and said she thought it looked like it was being shaped into a gun.

The teacher also said she heard Welch say, "Bang Bang" while he was holding it.

That was enough to get him suspended.

Welch said his teacher got it completely wrong, "It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and tore off the top, and it kind of looked like a gun but it wasn't."

Welch said he was trying to shape the Pop-Tart into a mountain.

The school sent out a letter late in the day to parents explaining what happened and why they thought it was a threat saying, "A student used food to make an inappropriate gesture."

Welch was suspended for two days.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: childsuspended; guncontrol; gunhysteria; oldnews; poptart; poptartart; poptartcontrol; schoolgunhysteria; secondamendment; studentsuspended; zerotolerance

1 posted on 03/04/2013 2:44:51 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

I saw a cloud float by shaped like a gun the other day.
I wonder if any schools went on lockdown?


2 posted on 03/04/2013 2:49:05 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: grundle

geeze louise...


3 posted on 03/04/2013 2:50:59 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: grundle

Idiocracy is here


4 posted on 03/04/2013 2:53:45 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: grundle
The USA is DONE!

PC has overtaken any semblance of reality.

5 posted on 03/04/2013 2:54:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: grundle

ARE YOU F***ING KIDDIN’ ME??

Sorry for shouting but this is SO far beyond absurd.


6 posted on 03/04/2013 2:54:09 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: grundle

Probably get the same reaction if he brought a Pope Tart to school.


7 posted on 03/04/2013 2:54:28 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: grundle

Just another day at the Pooblik Skrewl Kollective.

Ed majors doin’ their indoctrination thing at the Kollective near you.


8 posted on 03/04/2013 2:57:05 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: grundle

He got extra time for sculpting his pop-tart into an “Assault weapon” but fortunately it only had a 10 round pop-tart magazine, so it was only an extra day.


9 posted on 03/04/2013 3:01:13 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: grundle
Not sure which was worse...this pop-tart gun or the ripped corner "paper gun" earlier this year


10 posted on 03/04/2013 3:01:28 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

CITIZEN’S ARREST, CITIZEN’S ARREST!!!!!


11 posted on 03/04/2013 3:07:45 PM PST by Girlene
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To: grundle
These Zero tolerance policies are BS. They are simply meant to emasculate our young boys and turn them all into pansies. As a father of four boys and one on the way in April, I resent the practice of feminizing my sons and I will not stand for it. Being a man is difficult enough when you are expected to act like a man, It is far harder when you are expected to act like a phony pussy!

My wife and I couldn't decide of our oldest son should have toy guns, UNTIL he started making his toast into guns and shooting us with it.

Boys like guns, they like to play cowboys and Indians. The play war and Cops and Robbers. They also like to play Zombie Apocalypse. I refuse to put up with zero tolerance and made them remove the policy from our private parochial school.

12 posted on 03/04/2013 3:12:12 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: grundle

Perhaps there will be a silver lining to this, in that many of these children will grow up despising these lunatics, or at least seeing them for what they are. One could always hope. How remarkable to realize than now in our country a primary role for a responsible parent anymore, is that of de-programmer.


13 posted on 03/04/2013 3:13:51 PM PST by VR-21
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To: grundle
It is way past time to fire teachers and administrators who call this type of nonsense discipline.
14 posted on 03/04/2013 3:13:56 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: grundle

Two of the most harmless boys imaginable that I went to school with would have been locked up for life and brain-wiped.


15 posted on 03/04/2013 3:26:46 PM PST by heartwood
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To: grundle

The little seven-year-old perp, Josh, gets identified, but the squealer apparently remains anonymous.

The execrable hussy ought, instead of squealing on him, to have walked up beside him and quietly said, “Eat that, before it lands you in trouble.”


16 posted on 03/04/2013 3:31:26 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: grundle

My husband and I were watching this story on the news yesterday, giving it the “roll-eye.” But just a couple hours ago he came home from work (he’s a 10-year public school substitute teacher) and told me because a year ago he was explaining the differences between the candidates (during a government class), and mentioned abortion, the powers that be told him today, you can’t talk about abortion. You’re fired!


17 posted on 03/04/2013 3:38:56 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: mlizzy

crazy


18 posted on 03/04/2013 3:41:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: grundle

He probably had to do it to defend himself from the kid across the table shooting at him with that high capacity chicken wing.


19 posted on 03/04/2013 3:44:04 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: grundle

So are they going to put him in a death camp with millions of other kids that only have poptart guns while the government is still allowed to own real guns?


20 posted on 03/04/2013 3:55:52 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: grundle

I wonder when they’ll have the technology to put a helmet on all the kids so that they can monitor their thoughts?


21 posted on 03/04/2013 3:58:18 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: grundle

The 7-year-old said:

...it kind of looked like a gun but it wasn’t.

^^^
What a shame that his teacher’s intelligence and common sense are way below his.


22 posted on 03/04/2013 3:59:21 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: mlizzy

“told me because a year ago he was explaining the differences between the candidates (during a government class), and mentioned abortion, the powers that be told him today, you can’t talk about abortion. You’re fired!”

And if one of the little princesses came up to him and confided that she wanted to have an abortion and he DIDN’T refer her to someone in the school that could make it happen, (without mother and/or father knowing,of course) he’d be fired for that too.

The world has gone mad.


23 posted on 03/04/2013 4:14:02 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: grundle

Ban Pop-Tarts! That’s the only way our schools will ever be safe!!

(And it will make the Wookie happy as well)


24 posted on 03/04/2013 4:17:20 PM PST by Stosh
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To: RobinOfKingston

...walked up beside him and quietly said, “Eat that, before it lands you in trouble.”

&&&
Exactly.

I was teaching high school when the Columbine HS shooting occurred, and I had to warn a boy of just this sort of thing.

One of the things reported was that the shooters had a list of those they wanted to kill. Shortly after the killing spree, one of our senior boys was walking down a hallway during classes, pointing to various students and saying to each one, “You’re on my list”.

This was a small school, and all of the “targets” knew this kid. They and I also knew that he was not serious. But I had to pull him to the side with a word of advice, before someone reported him to our very progressive principal, Mr. DemonRat or to one of the lib teachers.


25 posted on 03/04/2013 4:19:47 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Jim from C-Town; heartwood

Good. In child development theory, it is well known, yet never spoken of, that a boy’s normal development depends on his ability to competently handle a weapon.

Based on behavior of boys and men all the years since I learned that, and it is a theory, it is clear that there is merit.

Taking away guns and weapons and placing a negative conotation on them, in my opinion, is dangerously emasculating, and perhaps that’s the goal at least subconsciously.

One of the nicest guys I know is a former champion boxer and a marksman shooter. Guys don’t mess with him, but he has a peaceful demeanor.

Also, Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes weighs in on this. Efficient handling of weaponry potrays a rite of passage into maturity for boys to men in stories (and movies).

That’s just about development. There’s much to say.

But they are FOOING around with masculinity and someone needs to make it stop. Moms are so unaware and unconcerned it’s maddening. THey do not know what they are perpetuating.


26 posted on 03/04/2013 4:20:28 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

fooing is also spelled fooling.


27 posted on 03/04/2013 4:23:18 PM PST by stanne
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To: Paladin2

PC = Paranoid Citizens


28 posted on 03/04/2013 4:23:39 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Girlene

Don’t be a boob!


29 posted on 03/04/2013 4:26:03 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: grundle
Here is a letter I sent to school board:

Dear AACPS,

Honestly, with all due respect. . . .how, in God's name, can you deal with such an important topic in such a stupid fashion? Is this how far we've come?. . .shaping a fruit tart into what may have resembled a gun is grounds for a two-day suspension? Did you happen to see what the mascot is of Park Elementary? It is a vicious, snarling, man-eating TIGER. . . .You are doing nothing but confusing the children with your politically-correct policies. You can feel good about yourselves as you pretend your marvelous policies are really making a difference, but, in truth, you are only hurting kids.

And what's with the note sent home to all the parents . .which only mentions "inappropriate gestures"? . . .Do you realize when you use such imprecise language, you only serve to stigmatize a young child? Think for a moment of all the heinous acts that could fall under the term "inappropriate gesture." Clearly, you didn't specify the exact nature of the "inappropriate gesture" because you knew it would call into question your own decision as inappropriate and, thus, cause any thinking person to hold your actions in contempt. , . Instead, to protect yourselves, you deflect the ridicule elsewhere. . .you hide behind your fuzzy terms and by doing so, help to stigmatize and traumatize a young child.

Shame on all of you!

30 posted on 03/04/2013 4:33:37 PM PST by McBuff
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To: grundle

Josh, If this is what your school system has become, you now know how o get a few days off from school. You won’t miss much, because they are not educating you about anything. In fact if you do it enough you may not have to go to school ever again. Good luck Josh, You’ll learn much more at home with home schooling.


31 posted on 03/04/2013 4:39:00 PM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: grundle
Welch said he was trying to shape the Pop-Tart into a mountain.

Here's a picture of a mountain. It's called the Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe.

The ski run is called Gunbarrel.

Here's the view from the top.

-PJ

32 posted on 03/04/2013 4:47:45 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
Student suspended for shaping Pop-Tart into gun

Was it a Pop-gun?

33 posted on 03/04/2013 5:20:37 PM PST by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: Stormdog
The world has gone mad.
Yes, I wholeheartedly agree.
34 posted on 03/04/2013 5:23:46 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: grundle

I’m surprised they didn’t suspend him a whole month for eating the evidence.


35 posted on 03/04/2013 5:25:10 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Is it safe to assume that one-handed rubber band shooting is out?


36 posted on 03/04/2013 5:39:17 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: grundle

It occurs to me that this idiocy might stop if children nationwide were to gnaw various food items into L-shapes, hold and turn the lunchrooms into a vast game of “cops and robbers”.

Maybe someone could proclaim “National Play Cops and Robbers at Lunch with Toy Guns Made of Food Day”.


37 posted on 03/04/2013 6:28:48 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Paladin2

That would probably get a kid expelled these days.


38 posted on 03/04/2013 6:36:00 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: grundle
This is more proof that government can never be allowed to do anything be it gov schools or anything. socialism/government doesn't work. and democrats ALL they want to do is grow government and empower government
39 posted on 03/11/2013 9:59:02 AM PDT by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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