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77 Responses to Boy Disciplined For Bringing Gun To School

  1. Profile photo of sed8908
    sed8908 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    Link: Boy Disciplined For Bringing Gun To School - Sounds pretty serious, right? It does... until you find out what kind of gun it really was.
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    romboy Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:23 am
    Schools are full of idiots
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    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:29 am
    I thought watergun... But this? I had one before and nothing ever happened :S
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    evilducky00 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:30 am
    *face palm*
    Seriously that principal needs to be fired.
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:31 am
    That`s...

    just...

    stupid.

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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:33 am
    This is pathetic. Schools and teachers are waaaay too sensitive now - massive overreaction.
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    DragonMeta Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:05 am
    Nerf principals.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:06 am
    I`m surprized. For the first time ever, something stupid like this happens to a school kid, and he has a mom who can actually handle it. She sounds like she can actually put them all in their places.
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    David7204 Male 70 & Over
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:06 am
    Aww, come on. The kid was playing with legos and put a two inch toy gun into one of the lego guy`s hands and they are almost suspending him?
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    Charizzo Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:11 am
    His favorite subject is math. Was that a necessary addition to the article?
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    dramaeco Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:11 am
    OMG, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS, my son almost took a lego figure to school the other day , with a little LIGHTSABER!!! AND WE LIVE IN FLORIDA!!! my 7 year old would have been tased and arrested for sure. Thanks so much for keeping us abreast of the rising dangers in our schools today.
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:15 am
    I think not only the principal and school overreacted but I think the newspaper is overreacting. I mean, okay fine, the school unnecessarily punishes a kid for something and the parents are fighting it. How many times have we seen this? Not just on IAB but in general.

    With the news paper printing this they could either be trying to stir up a case for gun control or trying to point out the crazies that believe in gun control.

    Either way there are a lot more important things that could be reported.

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    Odyne Female 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:54 am
    This ticks me off.. A violent boy attacked my daughter and they only made him say he was sorry, and they try to suspend a little boy for a tiny plastic toy?
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    jackyface Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:55 am
    I mean, if he was pretending to shoot up the school, I`d get it. But he gave the gun to a toy COP.

    Dumb.

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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 10:02 am
    Absolutely hilarious.

    That principals just jealous of the size of that gun.

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    REVWILL Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 10:07 am
    Looks kinda like Han Solo`s action figure weapon.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 10:23 am
    I was thinking "the school says you can`t bring toy guns to school at the beginning of every year". Then I saw the picture of the damn thing. I would be embarrassed if I were that principal.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 10:28 am
    good thing he didn`t make a gun shape with his fingers thats much bigger and just a deadly
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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 10:52 am
    I can understand the idea, but really if they wanted to enforce the rule all they had to do was confiscate the toy, explain to the kid why it was being done, return it to him at the end of the day with a warning about bringing it again.
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    Antonin Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 10:53 am
    Neurotic principal being neurotic.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 11:19 am
    Careful! He might start blasting you with microscopic rounds.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2010 at 11:27 am
    Madness.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 11:50 am
    This is what`s wrong with zero tolerance rules. No one uses their brain when they enforce the rules.
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 11:51 am
    what an ugly principal
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    shalantas Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    i would have laughed in the principles face until they left then keep laughing until they return and see i wasn`t finished, still laugh then when they came back i would be like okay i`m do- bwahahahahah!!
  26. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    Guys... this is a serious issue.

    Do you know how easy it is for children to get a hold of 2 inch plastic death bringer!

    That`s some top-rank killing technology right there. Watch out.

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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    That`s a damn GI Joe gun. Next kids will get punished for making a gun with their hand.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    "This ticks me off.. A violent boy attacked my daughter and they only made him say he was sorry, and they try to suspend a little boy for a tiny plastic toy?"

    I`m sure the violent boy was given a "label." That basically gives him free reign to do what he wants as long as the behavior fits under the umbrella of whatever special needs label they gave him.

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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    what an ugly principal
  30. Profile photo of LyssaRoxSox
    LyssaRoxSox Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    "I`m never bringing a toy to school again," said Patrick, whose favorite subject is math.

    I`m glad they made sure to tell us his favorite subject for no reason at all.

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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    That f-ugly pricipal would make me drop out of school...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    THats rediculous! people are on such a high power trip that rational thinking doesnt apply! i hate these stories kos its a indication of where the world is heading!
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    he could have started a rodent genocide with that tool of destruction...
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    Uncertainty Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    LyssaRoxSox - They`re only doing that to make the student seem more personable. He`s only NINE. You need little space fillers like that.

    Fatninja01 - Your posts are always so full of truth. You took the words right out of my head.

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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    These Zero Tolerance policies are becoming a nuisance.
  36. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    "I`m never bringing a toy to school again," said Patrick, whose favorite subject is math.
    I`m glad they made sure to tell us his favorite subject for no reason at all.

    The point is to show that he likes going to school and likes to learn, but the stupid rules are taking that enjoyment away from him. It actually has a good reason to be included, namely, it shows he is a good student and is not a troublemaker

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    SynthNinja Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Welcome to Nazi-Fascist America.
  38. Profile photo of Dudegirl
    Dudegirl Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Oh? I tiny gun small enough to swallow? And it isn`t even functional? And it`s just a PIECE OF PLASTIC? And it`s a TOY? BAAWWWWWWWW! HE`S GOING TO SHOOT UP THE ENTIRE SCHOOL WITH IT!!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    They just could have stopped a second Columbine massacre
  40. Profile photo of Narikotsu
    Narikotsu Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    That little terrorist! God only knows what he was going to do with that seriously threatening piece of plastic!
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    Yep. Definitely a future serial killer.
  42. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    Their both the same size - why doesn`t anyone take my dick seriously?
  43. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    It`s the Milky Bar Kid
  44. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    > LandoGriffin
    > I`m glad they made sure to tell us his favorite subject for no reason at all.

    You made me LOL. So, so true that is really soapy HI reporting.

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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    It won`t be long before schools won`t even allow you to say the word "gun" or ever see pictures of them. History books will be censored because no violence ever happened and should never ever be glorified for any reason.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    Like the new Avie, Narikotsu.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    The sad part is that this idiotic principal will still have a job tomorrow.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    ...Ugh. This is so pathetic -.-`
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    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    What a stupid principal
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    NY school system. What a bunch of pathetic wussies.
  51. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    I left the following comment:

    Patrick, there`s a valuable lesson to be learned here: sometimes stupid people are put in positions of authority. The sooner you learn this, the better, since you are going to have to deal with it for the rest of your life. Pick your battles wisely.

  52. Profile photo of CallieRachel
    CallieRachel Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    Ridiculous
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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    His favorite subject is math. just to let you know. just in case that might become of some importance to this article.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    I wish there was a way I could express my approval mother and my disdain for the principal to those respective people in 20 seconds... But I am just too lazy.
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    Jammacan Female 13-17
    155 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    Wow, she must lead a really boring life.
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:35 am
    i think its kina dumb how they dont even say what the principal said. or even what she did... and she even looks really freaky
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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:57 am
    `"I`m never bringing a toy to school again," said Patrick, whose favorite subject is math.`

    ...whut? That`s a rather random subordinate clause thrown in there.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 2:51 am
    "...whut? That`s a rather random subordinate clause thrown in there."

    It`s filler. They throw in a completely irrelevant fact or opinion or whatever just to make the sentence longer or appear relevant. He`s at school so they make him appear smarter by giving the public his favorite subject.
    They do it in reverse too, when they`re talking about someone who`s in a negative light, they`ll toss in "Said Susan, who`s also had an abortion/been drunk/urinated on herself."

    It`s subtle skewing.

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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 2:54 am
    lol i also noticed the "whose favorite subject is math."
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    ohthedrama Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2010 at 4:27 am
    Gotta side with the parent on this one. 100% stupidity + lack of common sense + probably never played with toys when was little = bullying little kids.
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    Septemberex Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2010 at 5:55 am
    that principle sounds like a total douche.
  62. Profile photo of Valonqar
    Valonqar Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2010 at 6:53 am
    `whose favorite subject is math`...oh yeah, he had it coming. Seriously though, I thought you needed a minimum IQ to become principal?
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 7:01 am
    The principal is probably a Democrat.
  64. Profile photo of Sordyh
    Sordyh Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 8:07 am
    Did ANYONE besides me not get this? Even if it was a toy and obviously not a weapon, the mentality that shooting someone is OK was what people were getting nuts about. They overreacted, but it wasn`t entirely unwarranted.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 9:10 am
    well the schools are strict as fu(k nowadays
  66. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 9:52 am
    `"I`m never bringing a toy to school again," said Patrick, whose favorite subject is math.`

    for some reason, this was the funniest thing ever to me.

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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    "Did ANYONE besides me not get this? Even if it was a toy and obviously not a weapon, the mentality that shooting someone is OK was what people were getting nuts about. They overreacted, but it wasn`t entirely unwarranted."

    Explaining that to a kid isn`t that hard. Sure, it may take a little bit, but explaining that concept, rather than simply punishing the child, is more effective education.

    Also, he had the toy gun in the hands of his toy police officer. Police officers carry guns. They do, on occasion, shoot people.

    TBC

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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    *continued*

    Little boys pretend-shoot people, and parents/teachers/peers teach them it`s not okay to actually shoot people with real guns unless absolutely necessary.

    Kids play cowboys and indians, cops and robbers, etc. There`s nothing "racist" or super "violent" about it; it`s simply a way for them to vent energy and a little aggression. They`re gonna run around screaming "BLAM BLAM BLAM!!"

    My boyfriend`s little cousin is 4, and even if he doesn`t have a toy gun, he`ll mimic a gun with his fingers and pretend shoot me until he gets tired and takes a nap. It`s healthy and fun.

    If it wasn`t a gun, it`d be an axe or a knife or a bow and arrow. Kids like playing pretend with toy weapons. I did as a little girl, lil` cousin does as a little boy, and this kid was just trying to have fun with his legos.

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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    I used to have a keychain on my back pack in grade school that was a gold and black plastic desert eagle that was about the same size as that one. i got yelled at for playing with it one time and told to take it off my backpack. then i lost it on the playground
  70. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    February 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    Thank god they took that away ,someone could get hurt really badly with that .
  71. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    Zero Tolerance: To all the parents to voted for this...epic fail...again.

    Anyone ready to repeal this bullpoo yet?

  72. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    I remember this not too long ago...repost?
    Did ANYONE besides me not get this? Even if it was a toy and obviously not a weapon, the mentality that shooting someone is OK was what people were getting nuts about. They overreacted, but it wasn`t entirely unwarranted.
    The context can be one of two things:
    A) He is actually in the mentality of shooting people.
    B) The cop who does shoot at people (as Simim said.)

    You can`t threaten to beat the child if he/she doesn`t do anything wrong though (reminiscent of thought-crime). Lectures for what should happen are to be used, but punishment is reserved for the action.
    But, to be on the kid`s defense. His pop`s was part of precint72 Brooklyn, NY. Crime is a bit rough, but not crazy. So I`m sure the dad has had a pep talk with his kiddo about guns `n such.

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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    I remember when I was a wee tike, that I brought a Swiss army knife to school in the second grade. I showed it to a friend and he told the principle, who I gave to him and brought me to his office. He was cool about it, asked why I brought it and confiscated it. Told my parents, who got it back. Got grounded lol, and that was that!
    Nowadays, I usually have a knife and a bayonet on me when I go to college rofl.
  74. Profile photo of SonicC42
    SonicC42 Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm
    When I was a kid I ended up in a situation similar to this one, I think it was second grade. There was a grocery store downtown that had a toy machine (put in a quarter and you get a toy in an egg), one of the toys displayed was a little gun keychain. My friends and I all wanted it, and after several dollars in quarters I finally managed to get one.

    I brought it to school to show my friends I`d finally got it...and my teacher took it away and sent me to the principal. My parents were actually more angry than the teachers. They threw it away and grounded me for a month.

    People overreact about the most rediculous things. :(

  75. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2010 at 7:52 am
    Is`s a piece of plastic not a gun. We should just start putting our kids in bubbles to shelter them from everything that exists that should teach them about what guns can do.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    Anyone know what a Wii Zapper is? I brought one to school in grade 11 and they almost suspended me.

    Mind you by grade 12, I had enough of their legalistic shyte and started going legal on their ass. I thretened to sue them for confiscating my cell phone... after it went off during class. And I won. Suckers.

  77. Profile photo of xXKaryXx
    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
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    March 4, 2010 at 8:56 am
    OMG!!! its a 2-inch gun!!

    EVERYBODY RUN!!!!

    Dx

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