Are you suggesting that the school was in the wrong for being suspicious of the yute? I think their actions were prudent and properly cautious. The idiot kid had the gall to do this just days after the 9/11 anniversary. He should have known better.
As for being a jerk, so be it because I'm 100% for racial profiling. It's effective and has a track record of working. I applaud the Irving ISD for their vigilance.
Almost half a mind to report you to JimRob for being a stereotype troll working to confirm mindsets about Free Republic on the opposing side.
You can applaud the Irving ISD if you like—I think they are idiots, and whichever moron teacher is stupid enough to think this is a threat should be summarily fired and banned from teaching for life. GOD FORBID a student have intellectual curiosity...oh, wait—it IS a public school, after all...
At least until they refer some kid to the police for bringing in an old cap gun for show and tell.
Sometimes, a clock is just a clock.
I don't know what others here were "suggesting", but personally, I do think the school over-reacted.
The only thing that could save them in this, is if this kid had a history of making big Allah-akbar noises, and talking smack, you know, like the wack-job Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan who was a ticking time bomb. All the signs were there, for that one. It wasn't a case of 'sudden' Jihad, anymore than it was simply 'workplace violence' as the Bronco Bamma B.S. artist Admin put it.
In comparison, the geeky kid is probably just a geeky kid.
I think the school teachers over-reacted to their own, less than rationally based fears.
Just days after? But how old is this kid? The article said he was in 9th grade, didn't it? He probably wasn't even born yet, on Sept. 11, 2001.
His perspective of the world is likely far different (and much more limited) than my own, or yours.
As another asked ---- 'are you a retard'?
The way you've gone about it is like spraying and praying with a semi-auto bb-gun look-a-like to the real thing, as if you were trying to force 'profiling' itself to be banned in the near future.
Profiling needs not, and should not have much to do with racial considerations alone, in order to be most effective as a tool, which tool if properly applied, can be used to help identify impending tragedy before it occurs.
First -- check to see if you have an ice-cream cone stuck to your forehead. If not, that could be a sign you haven't gone FULL retard, so congratulations. You get one of those little stars. Hurrah, you may now have a pop-tart, also.
Isn't life wonderful?