A Rhoda Island seventh grader has been suspended for 3 days for having a toy gun key chain barely bigger than a quarter. But the seventh grader wasn’t even playing with the 2 inch toy. It fell out of his bag and another student picked it up and started playing with the key chain when a teacher confiscated it.
The key chain is shaped like a derringer pistol and it was purchased by the boy with tickets he won at a local arcade. Now the parents are upset since it was not even their child that was playing with the gun and yet the other boys did not face any suspensions.
According to turnto10.com,
“This boy was the one waving it or showing it to other kids. Not Joseph. Joseph wasn’t doing that so why weren’t both of them reprimanded,” said Bonnie Bonanno, Joseph’s mother…The school also informed Joseph’s family that he would not be allowed to attend a class field trip to Salem at the end of the month.
“That’s disgraceful because, OK, being suspended for three days, and this big punishment is enough for him mentally,” Bonanno said.
In the name of “protecting the kids” with their zero tolerance policy towards toy guns, schools like this are doing more to twist the conception of guns. It creates an environment where kids grow up learning to fear guns and gun owners while providing ZERO safety from actual gun shootings in schools.
You know there was a time in our nation’s history when kids would actually be taught in school HOW to shoot, right? But now we declare schools as gun-free zones so that every criminal knows he will face no resistance if he decides to do the unthinkable.