Pistol pastry kid's incident will remain on his record

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Request to have the incident expunged from the child’s record was denied by school system

NRA-ILA: In March, I reported on the outrageous case of a seven-year-old Baltimore, Md. student who, according to a Daily Caller article, was suspended for two days for the “horrendous” act of shaping a breakfast pastry into what his teacher thought looked like a gun.
This week’s outrage is a follow-up to that story.  According to a WashingtonPost.com article this week, the request by the family of the second-grader to have the incident expunged from the child’s record was denied by the Anne Arundel County School System.
According to the article, the family’s attorney met with school officials after filing an appeal asking that the suspension be reversed or that the child’s record be cleared. School officials denied both requests.  As the lawyer argued, the child was simply playing, and, “No one was hurt.  No one was scared.”
The article goes on to note other, equally outrageous cases of “zero-tolerance” rules being applied with zero-common sense that occurred at about the same time.  In those cases, children were suspended for pointing fingers “like guns” and for talking about shooting a Hello Kitty “gun” that blows bubbles.

Pistol pastry perp

Pistol pastry perp


The boy’s father said he had hoped for a better outcome. “I guess I expected more of a fair result,” he said. “I don’t view the punishment and the mark on my son’s record as a reasonable reaction to the situation that took place.”
These types of ridiculous cases are now all-too common, and the trend is disturbing.  As we’ve said many times before, we all can agree that we want our children to be safe at school, and that reasonable safety measures should be followed.  But such overreaching, misapplied standards encroach on our freedom, and in many cases, place an extreme burden on innocent children and their families.  This is outrageous and should not be tolerated.
Reason to home school.
DCG
 

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d..h..
d..h..
7 years ago

Can someone post the email and phone numbers of the school officials that imposed this stupid punishment on this child. They need to hear what the world thinks of them and this nonsense

DCG
DCG
7 years ago
Reply to  d..h..

Click on the county school system link and it takes you to their contact web site.

TJ Applebz Antix
7 years ago

What happened to the psycho that determined this shape was a gun? Are these teachers being subjected to psychological testing to be sure the mentally disturbed are not educating (or brainwashing) our kids?

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
7 years ago

Good point, TJ! the real psychos are the teachers & school administrators who see a gun in a piece of pastry!

B.W.
B.W.
7 years ago

Home Schooling looks better all the time.

surfer
surfer
7 years ago
Reply to  B.W.

homeschooling since 2000. Never looked back. :o)

japoa
7 years ago

In the liberal mind , ANYTHING COULD LOOK LIKE A WEAPON .

trail Dust
Admin
7 years ago

Good post DCG!

Paul Smith
Paul Smith
7 years ago

I bet if we looked farther into teachers instruction manuals we may find some new advice coming out of the federal department of education from the Obama administration advising schools to enforce no imagined gun playing at school with penalties.

John
John
7 years ago

This is unbelievable! Can someone please tell me how this is even legal?!?!?! Next thing you know, if the child says that their favorite movie is X-Men or one of the Die Hard movies, they will be expelled! This is just another angle the liberals are taking to try and “scare” law abiding citizens from owning a firearm. If your kid sees or even hears talk of a gun, and repeat it, they are done. The liberals will not stop at any cost, even if it hurts children. Ironic, they scream about how children are unsafe at school, but then… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

Well, sense and effective exercise of judgment are “racist,” you know…

izzy
izzy
7 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Some one I know’s almost got a detention or suspention. She was telling someone about her skeet shooting lesson and the a.p. of school overheard, and told her to never speak of this again or she would be punished. THIS IS INSANITY. WHAT HAS THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS COME TO!

izzy
izzy
7 years ago
Reply to  DCG

I guess there was some kids fighting in my town’s plaza. Now there are police cars patroling it all the time. My small town has stared turning into a police state!

Dave
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Dave
7 years ago

Liberalism is a mental disorder, and this kid’s ‘teacher’ is its poster child.
-Dave

pnordman
7 years ago

Wow, that kid sure looks scary – the better to inflict him on the Libtreads. This kind of stuff gets me praying for this country!

Margo Moore
Margo Moore
2 years ago

My husband and I did not have any children, but if we did I’d want to move to the wilds of Texas where such nonsense will probably NOT be tolerated anytime soon!

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

What happens if you bake a rainbow “gay” cake in the shape of a gun?