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6-Year-Old Suspended For Saying, “Pow”
Godfather Politics ^ | January 2, 2013 | Philip Hodges

Posted on 01/02/2013 4:49:27 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Michael Moore recently said that the only reason white people are buying a bunch of guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting is that they’re fearful. Afraid of black people specifically. He said, “Calm down, white people, and put away your guns.” So if we’re all buying guns and ammo out of fear of the black man, what emotion would cause this idiocy: a 6-year-old boy was suspended from school for making his hand in the shape of a gun and pretend shooting it, saying, “Pow,” as it was pointed at a fellow student. Were school officials actually scared that a bullet was going to come out of the child’s index finger and kill his classmate? So, it’s not fear that’s driving this; it’s pure stupidity.

Renee Garraway, the Assistant Principal in this Montgomery County, Maryland school, sent a letter home with the 6-year-old. Her letter, addressing the child’s parents, stated in part that “your son … was involved in a serious incident. [He] threatened to shoot a student. He was spoken to earlier today about a similar incident.” He threatened to shoot a student? Are they kidding? He was probably playing a version of Cops and Robbers. He’s a little boy. At one time, such behavior was considered normal for little boys. Nowadays with the abject paranoia of the left, this child’s configuring his fingers in the shape of a gun is worthy of suspension.

And because of the school’s “no tolerance” policy and ridiculous overreaction, the parents have had to retain an attorney, Robin Ficker. Ficker pointed out that “five years from now when someone at Montgomery County looks at [the child's] permanent record, they’re going to see that he threatened to shoot another student.”

This is similar to another recent incident where a 3-year-old deaf student was told he had to change his sign language name because the hand gestures for the name “Hunter” resembled guns, much like the 6-year-old’s “gun” above being used to shoot a fellow student.

Government schools are proving themselves to be dangerous, mentally, emotionally and physically. They’re also run by imbeciles who think they’re doing society a favor by removing the kids with “behavior problems” such as the child who was playing Cops and Robbers. Shutting down these government schools would do society a much greater favor.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; arth; banglist; bullystate; children; copsandrobbers; democrats; frhl; guncontrol; guns; liberalidiots; liberals; looneyleft; looneylooneylooney; montgomerycounty; pc; publicschools; reneegarraway; rkba; robinficker; stupidity; suspension; zerotolerance

1 posted on 01/02/2013 4:49:29 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Holy paranoid Batman......


2 posted on 01/02/2013 4:52:07 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

3 posted on 01/02/2013 4:52:59 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...
Yep, it's that bad.

Pull your kids out.

Nanny State PING!

4 posted on 01/02/2013 4:55:11 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Dr. Suzanna Hupp Testimony (Better Quality) to Congress on the Second Amendment

The last few seconds are priceless!

5 posted on 01/02/2013 4:56:16 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
a 3-year-old deaf student was told he had to change his sign language name

I hope he changed his name from Hunter to (redacted, but involving a different finger).

/johnny

6 posted on 01/02/2013 4:56:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Lawyer Robin Ficker...I think that is the NBA fan who has heckled opposing teams at Bullets/Wizards' games.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 4:58:20 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Doogle

8 posted on 01/02/2013 4:59:52 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Government schools are proving themselves to be dangerous, mentally, emotionally and physically. They’re also run by imbeciles who think they’re doing society a favor by removing the kids with “behavior problems” such as the child who was playing Cops and Robbers. Shutting down these government schools would do society a much greater favor."

Amen to that! I couldn't agree more.

Articles that explain how modern liberals suffer from a mental disorder.


9 posted on 01/02/2013 5:06:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If he said he was just singing the Black-Eyed Peas’s “Boom Boom Pow” would that get him off the hook or would he get two more suspensions?


10 posted on 01/02/2013 5:06:49 PM PST by x
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Ficker pointed out that “five years from now when someone at Montgomery County looks at [the child's] permanent record, they’re going to see that he threatened to shoot another student.”

Their permanent records must be a lot more comprehensive than mine, I got a copy of mine a few years ago and all it contained was my grades, attendance and ACT/SAT scores (And believe me I got in trouble more than a couple times...)

11 posted on 01/02/2013 5:07:16 PM PST by apillar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"They’re also run by imbeciles who think they’re doing society a favor...

No.....calling these droolers "imbeciles" gives imbeciles a bad name.

12 posted on 01/02/2013 5:14:06 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; a fool in paradise

13 posted on 01/02/2013 5:19:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Renee Garraway, the Assistant Principal in this Montgomery County, Maryland school, sent a letter home with the 6-year-old. Her letter, addressing the child’s parents, stated in part that “your son … was involved in a serious incident. [He] threatened to shoot a student.

The parent need to sue the school system and this principal immediately for defamation of character, a violation of the child's 1st amendment rights, false accusation, and causing mental anguish. I'd open the suit at $20 million. The only way to stop these fascists is to hit them financially. They seem to be slow learners, so it will likely take quite a few such suites.

14 posted on 01/02/2013 5:21:08 PM 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: RightOnline

“They’re also run by imbeciles who think they’re doing society a favor...

No.....calling these droolers “imbeciles” gives imbeciles a bad name’”

These imbeciles that run the government schools, the same kind of imbeciles will now run our healthcare with Obamacare.

The government schools and Obamacare should be abolished. Get your kids out of government schools.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 5:23:44 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’ll be a wonder if we have any police officers or military in 10-15 years without cops and robber games and cowboy and indian games.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 5:27:18 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Public school is child abuse.


17 posted on 01/02/2013 5:32:24 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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We conservatives can have fun by dropping a box of cap guns with rolls of caps somewhere in the local elementary school playground late at night. While the entire police force is at the school the next day locking the place down because kids are playing with inanimate objects that can cause no harm to anybody, the roads will be free of cops for drag races.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 5:35:42 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Doogle

Oh My God! These people are insane! When I was a child we played Army and Cowboys and Indians in school and yelled pow, bang and boom and it was considered NORMAL behavior. What are we allowing these totalitarian mush brained pseudo intellectuals to turn our children into. We need less of these progressive so called teachers interacting with our children more old fashioned play. It seems to me that we had less problems before we allowed these people to neuter our young boys.


19 posted on 01/02/2013 5:41:00 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just because someone works at a school doesn’t mean that they are not idiots.......


20 posted on 01/02/2013 5:48:36 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Mastador1

Exactly my thoughts on the neutering of boys.

Wait until a gay couple’s son does the same thing, haa!


21 posted on 01/02/2013 5:49:49 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
No matter how stupid, no matter how absurd the incident, some most parents will continue to send their children to public schools.

That includes conservative parents.

Not pointing any fingers....

22 posted on 01/02/2013 5:51:06 PM PST by HomeAtLast
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To: Mastador1
When I was a child we played Army and Cowboys and Indians in school and yelled pow, bang and boom and it was considered NORMAL behavior.

I was the Indian, hiding in the weeds quietly talking into my fist and calling in and adjusting an imaginary artillery fire mission on you cowboys.

23 posted on 01/02/2013 5:54:17 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You make me smile more than anybody since Lucy. (Personal acquaintances excepted.)


24 posted on 01/02/2013 5:56:11 PM PST by HomeAtLast
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To: Riley
quietly talking into my fist and calling in and adjusting an imaginary artillery fire mission

Wait, what?

You guys had arty?

/johnny

25 posted on 01/02/2013 6:01:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Shutting down these government schools would do society a much greater favor.

Yep. While saving us trillions of dollars.

26 posted on 01/02/2013 6:01:46 PM PST by EternalVigilance (House Republican leaders only use the purse strings to hold up their pantywaists.)
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To: YouGoTexasGirl
Wait until a gay couple’s son does the same thing, haa!

No such thing.

27 posted on 01/02/2013 6:04:27 PM PST by EternalVigilance (House Republican leaders only use the purse strings to hold up their pantywaists.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
He should have preceded it with "Kung."

-PJ

28 posted on 01/02/2013 6:06:38 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: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wish it named the elementary school. Does it surprise you in the least?


29 posted on 01/02/2013 6:10:13 PM PST by momtothree
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To: dsrtsage

I like the way you think :-)


30 posted on 01/02/2013 6:10:52 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: apillar

“Their permanent records must be a lot more comprehensive than mine”.

Oh, they are. There are two school records, by the way. The main one and the “secret” one. Seriously. One is for the viewing if requested by parents and there is always a second one that includes lists of infractions etc... My one girlfriend requested both when her daughter got into trouble. They were ticked that she knew about the other one (she has a friend in the school system).

On another note, there is now a Montgomery County “grading system” for behaviors. When a child misbehaves, it is referred to as “Anarchy” and they are given a punishment/calmed down to level D (Demure). How would I know this? Well, lil’ Miss 6 year old got into trouble for pushing a girl when the girl called her “stupid, dumb” and refused to let her into the computer lab. The girl was not injured, didn’t fall.. the “bad” behavior = the pushing. I get a call from her teacher that said she was at the “Anarchy level” but is now “Demure”. Anarchy? I asked, “Is she throwing molotov cocktails? Is she overturning cars in the lot? Is the school currently on fire”. The teacher said, “I don’t make up the grading system... I know it is out there”. Crazy, ain’t it?!


31 posted on 01/02/2013 6:19:13 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

These kids better watch out. Next thing we know, their hands will be tattooed with serial numbers. Or trigger locks will be mandatory. If muzzies run the schools, there will be confiscation.


32 posted on 01/02/2013 6:23:08 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Where is the mens rea, the guilty mind? It is well past time for some legal eagle to put an end to this abuse of children by idiots in a position of authority.
33 posted on 01/02/2013 6:35:45 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Liberals go crazy when anyone THINKS of a gun. They don’t care about who gets killed or not. They are passionate about controlling peoples’ thoughts! Thinking about a gun is the worse evil in the world!


34 posted on 01/02/2013 6:40:09 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: momtothree
“Is she throwing molotov cocktails? Is she overturning cars in the lot? Is the school currently on fire”.

See, there's a bunch of questions my parents wouldn't have wanted to ask for fear of the answers.

I went by the rule "accuse me, and I'll do it". May as well be hanged for a goat as a sheep.

I'm sure that genetic trait still exists in the wild.

/johnny

35 posted on 01/02/2013 6:49:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“... there’s a bunch of questions my parents wouldn’t have wanted to as for fear of the answers”.

LOL!! She is actually a very well behaved girl and I am sorry to say we didn’t really lower the boom on this one. Not that we let our kids run wild but after the whole “anarchy” thing... I was so ticked at the stupidity of the school system that the pushing incident got only a “next time.. walk around the little brat”. (fortunately, she is the type of kid that gets upset if Mommy or Daddy is disappointed in her behavior).


36 posted on 01/02/2013 6:56:58 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m shocked it took this long for the ridiculous over reactions to begin.

More to follow, I’m sure.


37 posted on 01/02/2013 7:17:04 PM PST by Red6
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
My wife's a teacher-

Here in Plano TX schools there was a fight (two girls) a few days back in a school, not a really big deal actually. But the kids were handcuffed and taken off.

Yeah, the stupid meter will now peg out.

38 posted on 01/02/2013 7:25:38 PM PST by Red6
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To: Political Junkie Too
He should have preceded it with "Kung."

Then he'd be suspended for racism.

39 posted on 01/02/2013 8:42:36 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Teachers sure are dumb. Maybe that’s why the kids are too.


40 posted on 01/02/2013 8:43:14 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Or, Kung Pao has peanuts, so he'd be suspended for threatening to poison someone with allergies.

-PJ

41 posted on 01/02/2013 8:44:18 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: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 01/02/2013 8:55:20 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: momtothree
Roscoe R. Nix Elementary in Silver Spring
43 posted on 01/02/2013 9:12:37 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Thanks, VeniVidiVici! I had a gut feeling it was Spring but never heard of the school before.


44 posted on 01/03/2013 3:48:58 AM PST by momtothree
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