A seven-year-old elementary school student biting a strawberry tart into what administrators deemed to be a gun has resulted in a two-day suspension for the child and a letter being sent out to parents of students at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, WTCR CBS 6 in Richmond reported this morning.
School officials told the boy’s father they considered his actions a threat because he said “bang, bang” while holding it. The father has called the suspension “insanity.”
A threat. Think about that. These are supposedly adults saying that. These are supposedly educators.
This is the most recent incident in which it would be hard to disagree with the father’s assessment. Last week, an eight-grade student at an Illinois school was ordered to remove a United States Marine Corps shirt that featured two crossed rifles.
And while a recent Gun Rights Examiner column focused on students being encouraged to incorporate guns into their art as long as it supported a “gun control” agenda, others have gotten into trouble for drawing a gun, having a gun photo on a laptop, having a gun-shaped piece of paper, wearing an “offensive” t-shirt and even pointing a finger, as well as having a toy gun. And the addition of bubbles to the mix actually got one five-year-old branded a “terrorist threat.”
How different things were when a different attitude altogether was extended to “kids and guns” by school administrators -- even those educating minority students in urban Chicago.
The irrational fear so many modern “educators” have and are trying to instill in the young -- what the late Col. Jeff Cooper termed “hoplophobia” -- does not extend just to weapons, but to the very act of self-defense. In Florida, a 16-year-old high school student has received a three-day suspension for wrestling a gun away from another student who had pulled it on the bus.
It’s telling that those who are in charge of administering “anti-bullying” programs are such bullies with the authority they wield, and it would make sick sense that they wish to keep those they control cowed. After all, isn’t it a common trait shared by many bullies that they are, at heart, cowards, who fear and hate those who are not?
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