Okay, we get it; 19 innocent children were killed in Connecticut by a madman. It was a horrible and tragic event we all hope will never happen again; but do the folks in Pennsylvania really believe the problem is all about anything and everything gun related, whether it’s fingers or, for the love of God, a pink Hello Kitty Bubbles Gun?
There has been story after story in the past month of schools in Maryland suspending children for making the “sign” of a gun with their fingers and now we have the brilliant minds of Pennsylvania’s Mount Carmel Area Elementary School suspending a girl for allegedly telling two classmates that she was going to shoot them and herself with a pink Hello Kitty Bubbles Gun.
There must be something in the water. It has to be something drug or disease related that could cause supposedly sane people to act in such an irrational manner.
An attorney for the family of the girl reports that they have “reached an agreement” with the school district to allow this poor child back into school. Is this starting to make your head hurt?
The agreement allows the 5-year-old girl to return to school and purportedly expunges her suspension from her scholastic record.
It took more than an hour and a half for Mount Carmel Area Superintendent Bernie Stellar, school district solicitor Edward Greco and Attorney Jim Kutz of Harrisburg to agree to allow this kindergartener to return to school; these are taxpayer funded public school officials. Pennsylvanians, please feel free to use that link to send an email to these folks to let them know how proud you are at their use of your taxpayer dollars.
Greco, who couldn't comment on the specifics of the agreement, said Wednesday night, "It was a very productive meeting and the matter was resolved to the satisfaction of both parties."
It would’ve been much more productive had these folks had the common sense to put the logic above political correctness.
The Mount Carmel Area School District officials have been heavily criticized over the suspension of the girl and claimed information provided to the media about the incident may not be consistent with the facts. This would be a good place to insert a few snickers. It was a Hello Kitty Bubble Gun, not an Ak-47 you idiots. What was she going to do, senselessly stain someone’s clothes? Oh the humanity.
The district released a statement that read, "The Mount Carmel Area School District has investigated the issue and will continue to do so. When given the opportunity in the appropriate forum, we look forward to presenting information that will portray our school district in a more positive light. The Mount Carmel Area School District takes the well-being and safety of students and staff very seriously. In discipline matters, all circumstances are taken into consideration when arriving at decisions. It is the vision of the Mount Carmel Area educational community to create a safe learning environment that nurtures the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of each child."
Someone needs to contact Senator Dianne Feinstein to add the Hello Kitty Bubble Gun to the assault weapons ban bill.
Hold on to your hats; it gets better. When the incident occurred, this poor 5-year-old child was questioned about the incident for three hours before her mother was contacted. On top of that, which should’ve been a crime in itself, the girl didn’t even have the toy in her possession at the school.
If that doesn’t make your head explode, it still gets better. The girl was initially suspended for 10 days by Mount Carmel Area Elementary School Principal Susan Nestico in what the school classified as a "terroristic threat." The suspension was later reduced to two days and labeled a "threat to harm others."
Please God; make it stop.
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