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Posted on 01/23/2013 10:11:18 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota
Sometimes it's the seemingly insignificant things that are revelatory of major problems. It's the tiny whine in the car engine and a flashing engine warning light that lets the driver know the car is in deep trouble.
In a similar manner, it's the seemingly small stuff that can warn us that society is veering off the road and heading for a crash. Recently two small incidents indicate complete derailment of the U.S. educational system as well as the increasing insanity of the Left.
According the USA News, a five-year-old girl was suspended from school for aiming a pink plastic "Hello Kitty" bubble gun at a fellow kindergartner and saying, "I'm going to shoot you and I will shoot myself."
The girl was immediately questioned by school authorities for 30 minutes and was subsequently labeled a "terrorist threat." She received a ten-day suspension, subsequently reduced to two days after a lawyer for her family intervened. She joins another disgraced cohort in crime, a six-year-old boy who pointed his finger at another student and said, "Pow."
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It’s thought control. It indelibly marks the memory of the kid as having thought the wrong thing.
If the 5 year old had stood up and said “dear class, today I’m revealing that I’m gay” there would be applause, and the child would be made into a saint and any child who annoyed him/her/ would be expelled.
Yes, the country is in deep $sh!i+.
To repeat: PAllowing on’s child to attend public school constitutes prima facie CHILD ABUSE! Prima facie because every adult who is not retarded or drugged out or a lefty knows this by now.
To repeat: Allowing on’s child to attend public school constitutes prima facie CHILD ABUSE! Prima facie because every adult who is not retarded or drugged out or a lefty knows this by now.
Well, actually, she didn’t even bring the Hello Kitty bubble gun with her to school, which might have been a technical violation of stupid school rules. She told her classmate that she’d shoot her with bubbles AFTER school.
That’s what she was suspended for.
That makes it even more pathetic!!
From what I remember about the incident, the girl said she would shoot the other girl with a Hello Kitty bubble gun, but she didn't have it at the school, or at least teachers and administrators couldn't find it.
Pa. kindergartner suspended for bubble gun remark [government labels her as "terrorist threat"]
Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for ... pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles.
girl, 5, suspended for threatening to shoot girl with pink toy gun soapy bubbles
Kindergartner suspended for comment on toy bubble gun
Still very stupid on the part of the school "administrators". We are led by morons.
OK, now that more is coming out about this story, I’m not as anti-school administration as I first was.
The girl said, “I’m going to shoot you and I will shoot myself.”
What little girl says such a thing? A girl who has serious emotional issues, perhaps someone who is immersed in too much violence at home.
It was probably right to snap this girl out of the situation, and seek help for her.
“The girl said, Im going to shoot you and I will shoot myself.
I assume she was going to shoot the other girl and herself with a bubble gun, not a real gun.
So now she is listed as a “terrorist threat.” How’s that helpful?
These school officials, like so many others nowadays, are idiots and public menaces.
I dunno, both of my sisters could twirl and holster a smoking cap pistol like Josey Wales in pigtails. Half-baked psychoanalysis is not helpful.
Kid could simply have a sense of humor.
Liberals protect terrorists and abuse children.
Thank God she didn’t have any pine cone hand grenades.
Seriously I’m working hard to de-program my own kids ,, they got BB guns and slingshots for Christmas ... I hope to have enough $$$ to homeschool before they get past the 3rd or 4th grades..
Government schools are a wreck. School shootings do happen. Perhaps they took this girl’s threat to kill someone and then herself seriously.
Playing cowboys and indians around the schoolyard is one thing. But to say, “Im going to shoot you and I will shoot myself” seems to be something else ... very eery, very dysfunctional.
We don’t know the tone. If she giggled while saying it, in the context of playing a game, that’s one thing. But if she looked deadpan serious, a kid made cynical by too much violent TV and movies, that is something else ...
We homeschool, so I don’t have to worry about this kind of thing with my kids. FWIW ...
You've got it wrong ... she doesn't see the bubble blower as a weapon , she sees it as FUN ... "shoot herself" ?? WHY NOT .. SHE KNOWS IT'S HARMLESS BUBBLES.
We've just experienced a horrific shooting at an elementary school after which the perpetrator shot himself.
In response, the pResident surrounded himself with young children who allegedly wrote letters to him begging him to save their lives (or some such thing) and he gave every indication that he would do just that.
That a sizeable proportion of our youngsters have been exposed to this tragedy and convinced that government action is the solution is obvious.
I think it possible that the little girl in the story has been exposed to the details of this story. Her parents may have assured her that this happens very rarely and that she need not be concerned.
Having now been educated to the possibilities, the girl acts out the scenario in a safe, secure environment in which no persons are injured and only bubbles are at risk.
Much like a young child will attempt to use a word that she has just learned in order to master it, children play at situations that they are curious about.
I couldn't help but laugh inwardly as my grandson during a recent visit informed me that, "Little boys don't say 'damn it!'". He just loved telling me that and told me at least half a dozen times. He's a smart kid and undoubtedly loved the irony that he could relate the lesson taught him by his parents with only little concern that he was violating the parental admonition.
It's too bad more of our school teachers are not loving grandfathers. If they were, there would be much simpler solutions to these near non-problems.