Boy Disciplined For Bringing Gun To School

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Sounds pretty serious, right? It does... until you find out what kind of gun it really was.
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Female 635
OMG!!! its a 2-inch gun!!

EVERYBODY RUN!!!!

Dx

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Male 1,164
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.

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Male 14,334
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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Female 5
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. :(

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Female 1,283
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.
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Female 1,283
I remember this not too long ago...repost?
[quote]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.[/quote]
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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Male 712
Zero Tolerance: To all the parents to voted for this...epic fail...again.

Anyone ready to repeal this bullpoo yet?

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Female 864
Thank god they took that away ,someone could get hurt really badly with that .
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Male 1,584
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
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Female 1,427
*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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Female 1,427
"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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Female 1,077
`"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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Female 5,222
well the schools are strict as fu(k nowadays
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Male 25
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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Male 2,893
The principal is probably a Democrat.
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Male 116
`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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Female 646
that principle sounds like a total douche.
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Male 162
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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Male 1,083
lol i also noticed the "whose favorite subject is math."
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Male 9,306
"...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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Male 1,081
`"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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Male 2,748
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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Female 155
Wow, she must lead a really boring life.
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Male 10,440
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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Male 1,837
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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Female 14
Ridiculous
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Male 15,832
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.

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Male 2,402
NY school system. What a bunch of pathetic wussies.
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Female 1,244
What a stupid principal
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Female 1,682
...Ugh. This is so pathetic -.-`
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Male 734
The sad part is that this idiotic principal will still have a job tomorrow.
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Male 12,138
Like the new Avie, Narikotsu.
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Female 3,562
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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Male 8,302
> 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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Male 759
It`s the Milky Bar Kid
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Male 5,194
Their both the same size - why doesn`t anyone take my dick seriously?
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Female 4,376
Yep. Definitely a future serial killer.
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Female 164
That little terrorist! God only knows what he was going to do with that seriously threatening piece of plastic!
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Male 15,510
They just could have stopped a second Columbine massacre
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Female 45
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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Male 29
Welcome to Nazi-Fascist America.
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Male 3,842
"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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Male 10,855
These Zero Tolerance policies are becoming a nuisance.
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Female 196
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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Male 2,199
he could have started a rodent genocide with that tool of destruction...
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Male 25,416
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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Male 37,888
That f-ugly pricipal would make me drop out of school...
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Female 70
"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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Male 1,403
what an ugly principal
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Male 3,756
"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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Male 3,756
That`s a damn GI Joe gun. Next kids will get punished for making a gun with their hand.
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Male 716
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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Male 426
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!!
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Male 1,403
what an ugly principal
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Female 728
This is what`s wrong with zero tolerance rules. No one uses their brain when they enforce the rules.
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Male 7,378
Madness.
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Male 10,440
Careful! He might start blasting you with microscopic rounds.
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Male 72
Neurotic principal being neurotic.
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Female 1,112
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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Female 838
good thing he didn`t make a gun shape with his fingers thats much bigger and just a deadly
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Male 2,148
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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Male 34
Looks kinda like Han Solo`s action figure weapon.
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Male 606
Absolutely hilarious.

That principals just jealous of the size of that gun.

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Female 184
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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Female 236
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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Male 237
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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Male 305
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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Male 668
His favorite subject is math. Was that a necessary addition to the article?
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Male 24
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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Male 3,255
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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Male 44
Nerf principals.
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Male 749
This is pathetic. Schools and teachers are waaaay too sensitive now - massive overreaction.
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Male 3,014
That`s...

just...

stupid.

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Male 430
*face palm*
Seriously that principal needs to be fired.
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Male 277
I thought watergun... But this? I had one before and nothing ever happened :S
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Male 221
Schools are full of idiots
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Male 62
Link: Boy Disciplined For Bringing Gun To School [Rate Link] - Sounds pretty serious, right? It does... until you find out what kind of gun it really was.
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