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School Confiscates Cupcakes Decorated with Toy Soldiers
Town Hall ^ | Mar. 9, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 03/09/2013 6:47:36 AM PST by EXCH54FE

A Michigan elementary school is defending its decision to confiscate a third-graders batch of homemade cupcakes because the birthday treats were decorated with plastic green Army soldiers.

Casey Fountain tells me that the principal of his son's elementary school called the cupcakes "insensitive" -- in light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

"It disgusted me," he said. "It's vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers."

Fountain's wife made a batch of 30 chocolate cupcakes for their son Hunter's classmates at Schall Elementary School in the town of Caro. The 9-year-old helped decorate the treats with plastic figurines representing World War Two soldiers.

The following morning Fountain said his wife delivered the cupcakes to the front office. The secretary complimented her on the decorations and then took the cakes to Hunter's class.

"About 15 minutes later the school called my wife and told her the couldn't serve the cupcakes because the soldiers had guns," Fountain said. "My wife told them to remove the soldiers and serve the cupcakes anyway -- and I believe she may have used more colorful language."

The school complied and confiscated the soldiers -- sending them home with Hunter in a bag.

"I was offended," Fountain said. "I support our soldiers and what they stand for. These (plastic soldiers) are representations of World War Two soldiers - our greatest generation. If they aren't allowed in our schools -- who is?"

Principal Susan Wright released a statement to local media defending the decision.

"These are toys that were commonplace in the past," she wrote. "However, some parents prohibit all guns as toys. In light of that difference, the school offered to replace the soldiers with another item and the soldiers were returned home with the student."

"Living in a democratic society entails respect for opposing opinions," she stated. "In the climate of recent events in schools we walk a delicate balance in teaching non-violence in our buildings and trying to ensure a safe, peaceful atmosphere."

Fountain said it was beyond outrageous to compare American soldiers to deranged mass murderers.


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"In our politically correct society they can't separate the good from the bad," he said. "I'm sure hammers are allowed in schools -- although a lot of people are killed by hammers."

When will this PC action stop???

1 posted on 03/09/2013 6:47:36 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
"Living in a democratic society entails respect for opposing opinions"

An amazing example of doublethink; not that this school drone would know the meaning of "doublethink".

2 posted on 03/09/2013 6:52:04 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: EXCH54FE

The mom should have said they were environmental soldiers fighting for the environment since they were green and all ....


3 posted on 03/09/2013 6:58:46 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: EXCH54FE
"Living in a democratic society entails respect for opposing opinions," she stated.

As see refuses to allow any opinion other than her own.

4 posted on 03/09/2013 7:00:32 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: EXCH54FE

If we were attacked would the schools allow our soldiers to protect us?


5 posted on 03/09/2013 7:06:13 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: EXCH54FE

I noticed the kid’s name is Hunter. With those people in charge, it won’t be long until he gets kicked out of that school.


6 posted on 03/09/2013 7:08:28 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Her son was allowed to bring cupcakes to school? Even without the soldiers, many schools do not allow cupcakes. The reasoning goes anywhere from possible tampering to health reasons.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 7:09:48 AM PST by Adventure gal
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To: Adventure gal

These people are morons.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 7:12:34 AM PST by wny
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To: oldbrowser

>>>As see refuses to allow any opinion other than her own.>>>

The very definition of liberal is “free from bigotry.” So today “liberal” means being a bigot.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 7:13:15 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: EXCH54FE

The schools will have no trouble with toy soldiers when the ‘new army’ marches off to massacre US citizens and their extended families.

They just won’t tolerate the conservative troops.


10 posted on 03/09/2013 7:17:44 AM PST by Wanderer99
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To: EXCH54FE
How much more ridiculous is this going to get before the people take back charge of our country..Get it away from these fools..This best way is to with draw your children from public school..
11 posted on 03/09/2013 7:18:10 AM PST by PLD
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To: EXCH54FE

Political Correctness Run Amok. Next, will be the Pledge Allegiance to the UN, wait a minute it is already happening in Virginia suburbs of DC. Probably will outlaw books soon, because a book can cause bodily harm and brain damage. Brain damage because the child will think differently than the educational system desires.


12 posted on 03/09/2013 7:22:21 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: PLD
This best way is to with draw your children from public school.

Either that or withdraw them.

13 posted on 03/09/2013 7:22:34 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

God bless you for correcting me..I will have a wonderful day knowing i have someone watching my back..Hope you have a wonderful day..Maybe if you are lucky you will find another mistake from someone else..


14 posted on 03/09/2013 7:34:14 AM PST by PLD
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To: PLD
Lots or maybe I should I say too much of that petty BS goes on here
15 posted on 03/09/2013 7:50:34 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: PLD

You’re welcome.

I’m counting on it.


16 posted on 03/09/2013 7:51:34 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: t1b8zs

Punctuation is your friend.


17 posted on 03/09/2013 7:53:03 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: All

This “zero tolerance” policy is actually “zero common sense” policy....


18 posted on 03/09/2013 8:11:58 AM PST by JW1949
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To: JW1949

If the cupcakes had rainbow frosting to celebrate homosexuality, that would have been permitted. It all depends on whether someone offends liberal politically correct sensitivities.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 8:14:20 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: All

For ROCKLOBSTER:

When I went over they’re, I found they had already ridden there motorcycles away. Someone standing their said that they went back to there homes.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 8:14:43 AM PST by JW1949
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To: JW1949

And all those teachers who lack COMMON SENSE should be fired. The principals as well.


21 posted on 03/09/2013 8:15:31 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Exactly...You have to accept diverse opinions as long as those opinions agree with the liberals....


22 posted on 03/09/2013 8:17:01 AM PST by JW1949
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To: FES0844

Teacher unions forbid firing teachers as well as forbidding students an education....


23 posted on 03/09/2013 8:18:15 AM PST by JW1949
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To: SkyDancer
Doesn't matter.

Those are assault cupcakes and there is simply no way anyone should be allowed to own one of those.

Why can't everyone see it my way and back some common sense cupcake laws?

24 posted on 03/09/2013 8:19:47 AM PST by skimbell
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To: All

How can these liberals even keep a straight face when claiming, “It’s all for the children...”


25 posted on 03/09/2013 8:19:58 AM PST by JW1949
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To: skimbell

Cupcake distribution should require a background check and a one week waiting period...


26 posted on 03/09/2013 8:21:26 AM PST by JW1949
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To: JW1949

I don’t get it. Theirs no way this has anything to do with this thread.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 8:25:48 AM PST by skimbell
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To: skimbell

*LOL*


28 posted on 03/09/2013 8:32:48 AM PST by JW1949
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To: JW1949

But, if it was a private *sale/distribution* between private parties do those cupcakes need a background check?


29 posted on 03/09/2013 8:44:16 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: JW1949

When I went over they’re, I found they had already ridden there motorcycles away. Someone standing their said that they went back to there homes.

30 posted on 03/09/2013 8:44:28 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I vaguely recall another child named Hunter who also got into trouble at school.

He was using sign language and one of the signs looked like he was making a shooting image.

That his name was Hunter was icing on the cake.

31 posted on 03/09/2013 8:49:53 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: mlizzy

*ROFL* That’s good.......


32 posted on 03/09/2013 8:53:26 AM PST by JW1949
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To: Conservative4Ever

But of course...and their (they’re, there) homes need to be searched at least once a year....


33 posted on 03/09/2013 8:54:51 AM PST by JW1949
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To: skimbell
"Those are assault cupcakes..."

And there are 30 of them.

Why should they have more than two?

Two is sufficient.

Take my cupcake from my cold dead hands.

34 posted on 03/09/2013 8:55:58 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: JW1949
"Cupcake distribution should require a background check and a one week waiting period..."

The school was a "Cupcake Free Zone".

35 posted on 03/09/2013 8:58:04 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Conservative4Ever

The cupcake owners cannot legally have cupcake pans with high capacity holders...No more than 6 cupcakes to a pan...They can’t use highly dangerous squeeze frosting decorators...They have to purchase the aerosol cans of frosting from the gov’mint.....


36 posted on 03/09/2013 8:58:50 AM PST by JW1949
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To: Conservative4Ever
"But, if it was a private *sale/distribution* between private parties do those cupcakes need a background check?"

Was the sale interstate or intrastate?

We need UN verification on this sale?

Geneva sanctions. ACLU protests.

Will there be strong sanctions against this child and his parents?

37 posted on 03/09/2013 9:02:40 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: mlizzy
Funny!

May I borrow?

38 posted on 03/09/2013 9:04:00 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: FES0844
And all those teachers who lack COMMON SENSE should be fired. The principals as well.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

They would be immediately replaced with the same brand of Marxist/queer/feminist-nazi/ whole word/ new math/enviro-wackos.

Please remember that the colleges of education are stuffed to the brim with Marxist/queer/feminazi/whole-word/new-math/enviro-wackos and the indoctrination of generations of teachers ( with the lowest SAT scores on campus) continues.

The only reform that would do any good is to collapse the entire system of K-12, socialist-funded, single-payer, and GODLESS schools. If conservatives and Christians would remove their children there are counties and states where the entire system of socialist-entitlement K-12 schooling would IMPLODE!

Will this happen? I hope so. Just last week Glenn Beck spend about 15 minutes urging his listeners to immediately remove their kids from the government's K-12 socialist-entitlement, single-payer, and GODLESS schools.

39 posted on 03/09/2013 9:05:54 AM PST by wintertime
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To: JW1949
Cupcake confiscation?

FMCDH.

40 posted on 03/09/2013 9:06:35 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Rocklobster:

Are you a government K-12 teacher? ( Just wondering.)

41 posted on 03/09/2013 9:07:24 AM PST by wintertime
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

i dont really give a crap about spelen or punctuation at this here or any message board.If you do I am happy for you to be content with wasting your enrgy on stupid petty BS.Next youll be at the local gammer school checking cup cakes for toy soldiers.


42 posted on 03/09/2013 9:08:19 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: hummingbird

Oh, but of course. I found it online! :)


43 posted on 03/09/2013 9:26:05 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: hummingbird; All

The insanity on this just writes itself doesn’t it. (Sigh)


44 posted on 03/09/2013 9:30:30 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: oldbrowser
"However, some parents prohibit all guns as toys."

Gee, Mz. Principal, "some" parents don't like their kindergartners taught about anal sex, either.

Better be consistent and forbid that too. Post haste!

45 posted on 03/09/2013 9:34:05 AM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

No good deed goes unpunished.

I once private FRmailed someone about a word they had misused. I thought they would want to know that the word imply was what they meant rather than the word infer. If I had been making that kind of error I certainly would want to know.

Their response made it clear. They did NOT want to know. LOL


46 posted on 03/09/2013 9:41:33 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ladyjane
ladyjane,

Are you a government K-12 teacher? ( Just wondering.)

47 posted on 03/09/2013 9:46:33 AM PST by wintertime
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To: EXCH54FE

We are not a democracy


48 posted on 03/09/2013 10:46:44 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: NativeSon

“We are not a democracy”

If we were a democracy, we would all have a Cupcake!!!

(Not just a special few) Cupcakes???


49 posted on 03/09/2013 11:46:03 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "It’s one thing to make a law, It’s another to enforce it.")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; ladyjane
Go ahead, your comments will help improve this site.

Unfortunately, there are a number of participants whose self-image is so poor that merely correcting their grammar or word usage is taken as a blow to the ego, rather than just responding,"You know, you were right and I was wrong. Thanks!"

It gets worse when you find that not only their spelling, but their thinking is also askew, for the same reason -- lack of precision in attention to detail.

With respect --

50 posted on 03/09/2013 11:53:30 AM PST by imardmd1
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