MD - 7yr old suspended for shaping his pastry like a gun

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  1. MissSunshine

    MissSunshine New Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/0...ing-pastry-into-gun-dad-says/?test=latestnews
     
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  3. MissSunshine

    MissSunshine New Member

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    http://foxbaltimore.com/news/featur...aped-pastry-into-gun-18192.shtml#.UTLhVTCcevQ
     
  4. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    Awh jeez. Poor kid!

    It's like some kind of collective mental breakdown. Paranoia abounds. The State as uber-parent.. My DD just told me a woman in the UK was arrested for leaving her kid in the yard while going inside to make him a sandwich. And look at the Fresh Prince malarkey that just happened..

    It's nuts. Society needs to back the hell up and put its energy and resources to real criminals who are really hurting real people.
     
  5. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    I think the same thing happened awhile back to another kid, also with food.
     
  6. SpriteGal

    SpriteGal New Member

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    That's a bit ridiculous, at the most pull the kid aside and tell him that you can't do that... especially at 7, at that age they can't even be left home alone I doubt they understand the concept of why it's inappropriate to make a pastry a gun.
     
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    Sonya610 Former Member

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    Yeah well a lot of adults can't understand the concept either! Pure idiocy!
     
  8. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    pastries don't kill people. People kill people.

    Seriously? We, as a country, need to get a grip and address the real problem. Criminals.
     
  9. belimom

    belimom Our lives begin to end the day we become silent ab

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    I'm just floored. Has it really come to this? Even if he had done this on purpose --- a pastry gun? When will it stop? I wonder what these people would've thought about the things that I see/hear in the high school hallways of the school I work in. There wouldn't be anyone left to attend school...:waitasec:
     
  10. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    Telling the kids to stop playing with their food would have sufficed.
     
  11. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    this is like the third case where a young child has been suspended from school because some object was shaped to loosely resemble a "gun"

    Its insanity. Zero tolerance is idiocy and this is what it creates.
     
  12. wantjustice

    wantjustice Always hoping

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    Why can't we ever have balance?! Obviously this kid shouldn't have been expelled smh
     
  13. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    So much stupidity in this world. :crazy:
     
  14. Lola2013

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    Wow, what a rediculous event It is! it's unbelievable that a child who is 7 years old can't go back home for two days just only for making a pastry a gun.
     
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    :twocents:

    I am appalled at what happened to this 7-yr old boy ... and his father. This is abuse of authority by that school administration.

    My five yr-old GD and six yr-old GS are in separate prekindergarten classes at the same school and eat lunch at school. They are still in the stage of wanting to make shapes out of food on their plates. It doesn't bother me at home as long as they are eating. If at school, a shape turned out to be a gun -- they would not understand why they had done something wrong if confronted by a teacher.

    IMHO, formal complaints should be filed against this teacher, principal, and any other school administrators involved with this child being expelled for two days. As well as the fact, that he could now be subjected to becoming a victim of bullying due to other children seeing what has happened to him.

    The fact that a letter was sent out to parents concerning this incident also indicates harassment by the school administrators, IMO. I would check into filing a charge of harassment with LE and insist upon a written apology and that the record of the 2-day expulsion would be removed from my child's permanent school records. An attorney can advise you if needed.


    http://foxbaltimore.com/news/featur...aped-pastry-into-gun-18192.shtml#.UTLhVTCcevQ

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/02...est=latestnews
     
  16. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    When I used to work in the office of an elementary school, one of my jobs was to be a 'proctor' during state testing. Every classroom had to have someone there during the testing to make certain the teacher is following the rules.

    After taking the test the students were not allowed to talk or leave the room. All they could do was to doodle quietly on their binder paper. One of the things that I noticed, with amazement, EVERY year was this:

    Little girls routinely drew flowers and sunshine and kittens. While almost every single boy drew weapons and wrote their names in block letters. LOL Seriously, almost all of the boys doodled by drawing guns and rifles. I thought it was so weird, but then I looked through my DS's scratch papers and found the same thing.
     
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    Letter at link: http://reason.com/blog/2013/03/05/school-offers-counseling-to-kids-trouble
     
  18. SapphireSteel

    SapphireSteel New Member

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    ^^^This.

    I am vehemently anti gun and as a result never allowed my son to toy ones.

    I realised how futile this was when I found him "shooting" his sister with a stick.

    Little boys like guns, end of story. It is a completely innocent and natural interest.

    You may as well throw a little girl out of school for wearing ribbons in her hair. :(
     
  19. keeponsearching

    keeponsearching The mighty Oak was once a little nut that stood it

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    Little boys like guns. Lets look at who protects our country and our towns/cities. Men and women who carry gun. We had career dress up day at school, and half the boys in all the classes were police man, obviously someone they really look up to. Of course no play guns allowed.

    I think what a previous poster said, just tell the kids not to play with their food.

    Sure the kids are traumatized, peeing there pants, no more L shape of anything, ever.. Probably ban the capital letter L soon.

    At least the kid was a good sport about it. My son would be ok, my daughter would be traumatized by this, if she made the gun that is and out of school because of it. Probably never go back, as if she just did the worst thing on the planet.
     
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