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    Yakima kindergartner expelled for making a gun with hands

    Posted: Feb 12, 2010 07:16 PM MST

    Updated: Feb 12, 2010 07:43 PM MST

    YAKIMA, Wash.- Manuel Alvarez eats breakfast and gets ready for school. He's eager but nervous. He was expelled Monday from Barge Lincoln Elementary for making a gun with his hands. His mom says it's a hand gesture that could have easily been corrected.

    "He didn't know did they talk to him about it what actions were taken to tell him this isn't allowed," Lorena Hurtado, Manuel's mother.

    Manuel has a clean record never in trouble before his mother says a warning would have worked or even a parent-teacher meeting. Instead, His mom says, Manuel's afraid.

    "I got a call from the School saying he's not raising his hand or speaking up. He's scared after we talked about not doing any gestures, he probably doesn't want to to do it because that could be a gesture. It might get him pulled out for two days," said Hurtado.

    Manuel's mom doesn't see anything wrong with her son putting his hands like this and shooting down at the ground. She doesn't think it poses an immediate threat to the school or Manuel's classmates. We took the issue to School District employees and asked them about their policy.

    "When students are at school they should be concerned about learningÖ.safety shouldn't be a concern at school, we have a zero tolerance policy," said Dr. John Irion, from the Yakima School District.

    Hurtado understands the policy, but in this case doesn't think the punishment fits the crime, especially when the student in question is in kindergarten.

    "A five-year-old shouldn't be held to the same policy as a 12th grader...he is in kindergarten," said Hurtado.

    Lorena Hurtado is appealing the expulsion and wants to try to clear her son's record. She says she doesn't want her five-year-old to be labeled as a troublemaker.
    This is insane. However, I'd be okay for punishing the writer/editor of this story for crimes against English.

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    But it's all about the children!

    yeah, right.

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    Zero tolerance=zero intelligence....


    I've NEVER seen a "hand"gun accidentally discharge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    This is insane. However, I'd be okay for punishing the writer/editor of this story for crimes against English.

    KNDU
    Certainly could use some well placed (sics).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Zero tolerance=zero intelligence....


    I've NEVER seen a "hand"gun accidentally discharge.
    Apparently its zero tolerance of intelligence :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Apparently its zero tolerance of intelligence :D
    Oh, hell no! We can't have people THINKING for themselves....



    I'd been locked up til I was 18, if this were in effect back then :D
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    I wonder what the punishment is for making a hand nuke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    I wonder what the punishment is for making a hand nuke.
    During the Iranian hostage crises, I had some fun with some Iranians on campus by suggesting we could finally field test our nuclear hand grenades. They, like liberals, had no clue that nobody could throw one far enough to clear the kill radius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    During the Iranian hostage crises, I had some fun with some Iranians on campus by suggesting we could finally field test our nuclear hand grenades. They, like liberals, had no clue that nobody could throw one far enough to clear the kill radius.
    All you would need is a refrigerator to hide in after you tossed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    All you would need is a refrigerator to hide in after you tossed it.
    Oh yeah right, great idea so you climb into one of the old ones and you can't get it open and suffocate!
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