09-26-2013, 03:38 PM
It boils down to two things.
1) Private Property
2) Toy Guns
Often times children gather in a yard to play or hang out before the school bus arrives. When did the school district take over jurisdiction of these activities?
When kids play they often step out into the street, big deal. If it's a street like I live on you have to wait a very long time to ever see a car go by.
09-26-2013, 03:51 PM
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- Jun 2008
...However, the Code also requires shooting with "permission of the owner."
In this case, the parent is the owner, and she did not give her son, Khalid, permission to fire the gun. He disobeyed her.
"How dare he disobey me, but this is a home issue. It's not a school issue, and it won't happen again. He will never do this again," Solangel said while looking back at Khalid with a stern face.
I'm not saying I agree with this. I'm just saying that the law can be construed in such a way as to make both Khalid and Aidan vulnerable to arrest. The fact that the police did not arrest them, however, indicates that they did not believe the boys were a threat to anyone. Had there been an arrest, I would have had more sympathy with the school principal since even toys can be used to cause actual harm. But the lack of an arrest (when it was a definite legal possibility) makes the school's actions entirely unreasonable. That's why I think there is something else going on.
09-26-2013, 03:59 PM
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- Jun 2008
Things are different now. Everything kids do seems to be an excuse to bring the police in.
09-26-2013, 05:13 PM
The schools would punish us in the 70s/early 80s for acting up at the bus stop. Our bus stop wasn't in front of someone's house, though, it was on an easement for Consumer's Power, that ran through my neighborhood (the lines were overhead). It was a sort of no man's land, that when we were older, was make-out territory. Smoking cigarettes at the bus stop was punished by the school (and by the parents, as the school also notified them). The easement is now a very long bike/hike path.
My little sister used to beat up boys on the way home from the bus stop with impunity, however. That probably had more to do with boys not wanting to admit to getting the crap beat out of them by a girl than anything else.
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