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FlaGator
02-04-2010, 02:51 PM
Here is another shining example that should put fear in the heart of every parent who has a child in public school. Remember folks, these are the people who are teaching your children....



An irate Staten Island mom blasted a grade school principal Wednesday for treating her son like a pint-sized Plaxico Burress (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Plaxico+Burress) after he brought a 2-inch-long toy gun to school.
"This principal is a bully and a coward, and needs to be held accountable," said Laura Timoney (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Laura+Timoney), 44, after her teary fourth-grader was nearly suspended for playing with the tiny toy at lunch.
"The school should be embarrassed. This is a common-sense issue."
Patrick Timoney (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Patrick+Timoney), 9, was terrified when he was yanked into the principal's office to discuss the teeny-weeny plastic "weapon."
"The gun was so little," the boy said. "I don't understand why the principal got so upset. I was a little nervous. They made me sign a statement."
Patrick and a friend were playing with Lego (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/LEGO+Group) figures in the school cafeteria on Tuesday when he pulled out the faux machine gun and stuck it in the hands of his plastic police officer.
Boom! Trouble ensued, with Patrick's mom getting a phone call from Public School 52 Principal Evelyn Mastroianni (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Evelyn+Mastroianni) saying her son had somehow gone from straight A's to the NRA (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/National+Rifle+Association).


The whole story is here (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/02/04/2010-02-04_big_trouble_over_this_tiny_toy_mom_fuming_at_a_ lack_of_common_sense_as_son_buste.html)

noonwitch
02-04-2010, 04:54 PM
Was it a Lego toy gun? Like an accessory for the Lego people figures? There's no possible way to mistake that for a real weapon, it's probably smaller than any of those toy weapons GI Joe comes with.

ColonialMarine0431
02-04-2010, 06:06 PM
Was it a Lego toy gun? Like an accessory for the Lego people figures? There's no possible way to mistake that for a real weapon, it's probably smaller than any of those toy weapons GI Joe comes with.

Pictures at above referenced link.

PoliCon
02-04-2010, 06:09 PM
Schools have zero tolerance rules for guns. If a kid draws a picture of a gun they call in the parents . . . .

NJCardFan
02-05-2010, 07:11 AM
Schools have zero tolerance rules for guns. If a kid draws a picture of a gun they call in the parents . . . .
Several years ago a 6 year old girl was suspended and subjected to alcohol abuse classes because she jokingly referred to the grape juice she was drinking in the school cafeteria was wine. Zero tolerance policies are for zero common sense people.

FeebMaster
02-05-2010, 07:25 AM
You get what you pay for.

FlaGator
02-05-2010, 08:02 AM
You get what you pay for.

So who paid to assassinate common sense? I'm sure that common sense got whacked in the 60's but no one has stepped forward to claim responsibility.

FeebMaster
02-05-2010, 08:26 AM
So who paid to assassinate common sense? I'm sure that common sense got whacked in the 60's but no one has stepped forward to claim responsibility.

You paid for it and you show your approval of it every time you pack little Johnny off on the big yellow bus to subject him to it.

It's been a slow, steady process that's been ongoing since the introduction of public schools. Each generation of school kids grows up to become teachers and pass on the horrors they've learned to the next generation. From new math and whole language to fear of guns and general government worship.

Glorious, isn't it?

FlaGator
02-05-2010, 08:35 AM
You paid for it and you show your approval of it every time you pack little Johnny off on the big yellow bus to subject him to it.

It's been a slow, steady process that's been ongoing since the introduction of public schools. Each generation of school kids grows up to become teachers and pass on the horrors they've learned to the next generation. From new math and whole language to fear of guns and general government worship.

Glorious, isn't it?

I have no kids... but I find the whole zero tolerance thing absolutely disgusting. When people try to tell me that the slippery slope argument is not valid I use the degeneration of the public school system as an example.

FeebMaster
02-05-2010, 08:41 AM
I have no kids... but I find the whole zero tolerance thing absolutely disgusting. When people try to tell me that the slippery slope argument is not valid I use the degeneration of the public school system as an example.

Well, it was a general sort of you. The point being that people with kids might complain about the schools, but they keep sending them every day.

Personally, I consider it child abuse.

FlaGator
02-05-2010, 11:10 AM
Well, it was a general sort of you. The point being that people with kids might complain about the schools, but they keep sending them every day.

Personally, I consider it child abuse.

I agree with that. Its not longer about education. Public schools now seem to be primarily about ideological indoctrination.

PoliCon
02-05-2010, 05:01 PM
Several years ago a 6 year old girl was suspended and subjected to alcohol abuse classes because she jokingly referred to the grape juice she was drinking in the school cafeteria was wine. Zero tolerance policies are for zero common sense people.

I'm not going to argue.

Articulate_Ape
02-05-2010, 05:10 PM
You have got to be shitting me. WTF?