How to get out of algebra class…

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Washington students suspended for using Nerf guns at school
KATU:  A number of Edmonds school kids were recently suspended for having Nerf guns at school.
That’s not surprising considering the school’s “zero tolerance” policy on toy guns, but what is surprising is that the teacher allegedly told the kids it was okay to have the guns.
Now the kids’ parents want to know why their children were punished if the teacher gave permission for the guns.
The incident happened last Friday before class at Chase Lake Elementary School.  A sixth grade boy brought a number of the guns, which shoot small foam projectiles, to school for a class probability project. The kids were going to shoot the guns 100 times to see what happens.
The project was allegedly approved by the teacher. But the 12-year-old boys, being what they are, decided to “try out” the guns before the school doors opened. “So he took them out and of course — Nerf gun — they started testing how far they would shoot,” said parent Shannon Shumard.
Neither Shumard’s sixth grade son nor her fourth grade daughter brought the Nerf guns to school, but because they participated, both were suspended for a day. Because of the suspensions, neither child will be able to take a high school algebra class or serve on the student council.
“They are both very upset,” Shumard said. “I mean, it’s a day suspension, but it’s a permanent on their record.” Stacey Leidholm’s son, who she said has straight As, received the same punishment. “I do understand that they definitely need consequences, but not that harsh of a consequence,” she said.
The Edmonds School District confirms that an incident at Chase Lake occurred, but won’t talk specifics. In general, they say with toy or facsimile guns, discipline is handed out at the discretion of the principal.
“Again, it’s a matter of safety and it’s of the utmost importance. So even if it’s a toy, we take it seriously,” said school district spokeswoman Amanda Ralston.
Both parents believe the district overreacted with the suspension, particularly because the teacher allegedly gave students permission to bring the toys. “If the teacher and the school staff don’t even know their own rules, how are the children supposed to know them?” Shumard said.
Both parents are appealing the suspensions at district headquarters.
“It’s a matter of safety”? Right, because Nerf guns are extremely dangerous. But hey, at least the students won’t have to take an algebra class…groan.
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izzy
izzy
7 years ago

Why algerbra that has nothing to do with tje incident. Another stupid government school!

izzy
izzy
7 years ago
Reply to  izzy

Heres something funny I found Which side of the fence? If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test! If a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed. If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone. If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life. If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect. If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how… Read more »

izzy
izzy
7 years ago
Reply to  izzy

Some of these are a little stereotype. But it is funny

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

So what does that have to do with Algebra in high school… a left/liberal retaliation!

youwillneverfindmelol
7 years ago

Reblogged this on Patriot Press and commented:
Nerf guns = bad rite

igor
igor
7 years ago

izzy liked your bit up above. the kids could have avoided a suspension by shouting allah akbar as they played with their guns