Yet another school is showing their ignorance as they completely overreacted to a NON-event. A sixth grade student in Calvery County, Maryland has been suspended after he made a “gun gesture” with his hand on the bus on the way to school, according to the Washington Post.
The 11-year-old’s mother, Carin Read, has been fighting the school to try to remove the incident from the child’s permanent record, but the principal has denied the request
Mill Creek Middle School in Lusby has already suspended the boy for one day and his mother does not want this to haunt the 6th grader for the rest of his life. The report alleges that the child pretended to shoot another student on the bus with his finger.
“There was no threat,” Read said, describing her son as an honor student who has never been in trouble at school. “He’s been punished enough.”
The school’s spokesperson said she could not comment on the case because of confidentiality laws, but what could she really say? The school’s actions have already shown their lack of understanding, and punishing an honor student for simply pretending and being a kid shows that this is really a battle on the idea of guns.
We might need to dedicate a whole new category to schools overreacting to non-gun issues as if they are under attack. Here are some of the most recent stories of schools using their “zero tolerance” policy to show their “zero knowledge” of the real problem.
7-Year-Old Boy Who Made Gun-Shaped Pastry Has Appeal Denied
CA Schools Have Toy Gun Buybacks to Stop Kids From Playing with Guns
Students Get Suspended for Bringing Nerf Guns to School After Teacher Approves
11-Year-Old Suspended for Simply TALKING About Guns on the School Bus
A Kindergartener is Put in Detention for Having a Tiny LEGO Toy Gun