Thursday, February 7, 2013

Our Public School System Is Broken - Part 3

I'm getting as tired of posting about this nonsense as you are of reading it, so this will be the last one for a while - I hope.

Cops bust 10-year-old for bringing toy gun to school
A 10-year-old Alexandria (VA) boy was arrested after police said he brought a toy handgun to school on Tuesday, a day after he showed it to others on a school bus.
ARRESTED? The kid now has a criminal record - for taking a toy gun to school? Have they lost what little is left of the minds they have?
The boy, a fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School whose name is not being released, was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said.
A weapon? Again, IT WAS A TOY!
He was also suspended from school, and Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman said further action is being considered, including expulsion.
Oh hell. Why not just execute him and get it over with.
...authorities found the toy in his backpack. He was taken into custody, transported to a juvenile detention center for booking and then released to his parents...

The toy resembled a semi-automatic handgun, said police spokesman Jody Donaldson. It was silver and had a black handle. It also had a orange tip that went into the barrel, showing that no ammunition was coming out of it.

...some people said police and school administrators overreacted.
Well, at least there are a few people left with a smattering of common sense.
"A toy gun is no danger to anyone," said Liane Rozzell, executive director of Families & Allies of Virginia's Youth. "A 10-year-old is not a fully formed adult by any means. And that kind of situation should be dealt with outside the courts and the justice system."

Robin Ficker, a Bethesda attorney who represented a 6-year-old Montgomery County student who was suspended last month for pointing his finger and saying "pow," said the schools have become terror-stricken.

"That just shows a certain hysteria with the school administration."
Hysteria is the right word. Is there no end to this madness?

BTW, since kids making guns with their fingers are now being suspended, expelled, and arrested, maybe the following should be grounds for impeachment.


Old NFO said...

Jaysus... Where does this crap end??? Sigh

CenTexTim said...

It ends when we start electing reasonable people to public office.

Don't hold your breath...

Toejam said...

Agreed CTT,

Current Demographics indicate it'll be Liberal (freebe give away) Democrats who will rule the roost for a long time to come. Funny I've seen the damage caused by parents who thought pouring money into their irresponsible children's bank accounts would make them better citizens only to attend their funerals after they killed themselves with overdoses of drugs or alcohol. Even as their children's coffins were being lowered into the ground they were sobbing, gazing at the heavens and asking: "Why, he/she had everything to live for?" Too much can do more damage than too little in many cases.

As long as there are some upper-middle-class professionals and small business owners to supply the blood money, via onerous taxation, to feed America's social parasites the current situation will not change.