kid with toy soldiers- banned in school

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    TSA would not allow me to take a small set of my dad's toy soldiers (from approx 1920's) in a carry-on. In fact they recommended against putting them into the checked bag and suggested I mail them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    See, it's not just some of the school administrators who are idiots, there are some government workers who are idiots, too!
    I'm noticing a trend, here....
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    PC really is getting quite a bit suffocating... I can understand "NO toy guns" in school, or on a plane. Not the time or place. I can even understand "NO war toys" in school. It is a distraction and honestly, that sort of horse play should stay out of school, let the kids focus and pass their standardized tests. But as a patriotic decoration? Why is there no interpretation here? Is the toy soldier going to start a riot in school? IMHO, this is borderline 1st ammendment violation. Freedom of expression is being trampled on here. Were will it stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInFla View Post
    You need an IQ near zero to administer a zero tolerance policy....
    Or be a public school teacher, principal or administrator. That's not redundant, is it?

    Just one more example of why we need 'school vouchers'.

    This is getting way out of hand and to tell you the truth, IMO, the Dept. of Education (with the help of the politically correct progressives) have destroyed the public education system in this country.

    So sad..............

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    OMG! The next thing ya know the poor mixed-up deranged kid will be wanting to actually join the military and serve his country...And....And...He actually put an AMERICAN FLAG on that hat with the soldiers. What is WRONG with that crazy boy?
    Time for a psychological evaluation for that loony tune.

    He needs to be taken away from his parents and placed into a foster home before it's too late for him to be properly indoctrinated.

    I can understand the teachers point in banning the hat.

    That doggone hat with those gun bearing toy soldiers on it is going cause other students to possibly think that our military needs guns in order to protect our freedoms.

    We don't want our kids getting THAT insane idea.

    Before ya know it they'll start believing that Police Officers need firearms also!

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    Which GI Joe do you have? Did you get the Jihad Joe or the special school shoot'em up edition that came with the long trenchcoat and bad report card?
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    The solution to retarded policies.... HOME SCHOOL!!!!

    If my kid attended a school in which there was a "zero tolerance" policy to anything, I'd snatch him out of that school so fast his head would spin.

    I've got a "zero tolerance policy" towards idiotic teachers, administrators and political correctness!

    We've had a generation of left wing lunatics bring our schools to such a sad state. They can't teach them to read or do math, but they can teach them to embrace the liberal agenda! Public school system in a lot of communities are nothing more than poison to a young child's mind.

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    "The issue for us was, can it be done in a way that didn't violate the zero-tolerance for weapons?" he said. "Nothing was being done to limit patriotism, creativity, other than find an alternative to a weapon."

    Di Pietro said the district does not allow images of weapons or drugs on clothing. For example, it would not allow a student to wear a shirt with a picture of a marijuana leaf on it.
    So guns are as bad as illegal drugs?!!! They make it sound like it might harm the children if they see and image or a toy holding a gun! OMG! One big difference, guns are not illegal, yet!

    Think of the children!!! We hear the same thing if someone OCs around them! Carrying a gun, the kids might see it!
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    A plastic toy soldier? seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWFlaRuger View Post
    PC really is getting quite a bit suffocating... I can understand "NO toy guns" in school, or on a plane. Not the time or place. I can even understand "NO war toys" in school. It is a distraction and honestly, that sort of horse play should stay out of school, let the kids focus and pass their standardized tests. But as a patriotic decoration? Why is there no interpretation here? Is the toy soldier going to start a riot in school? IMHO, this is borderline 1st ammendment violation. Freedom of expression is being trampled on here. Were will it stop?
    Kids can't wear shirts with pictures of guns, gun company names or logos, etc. either. When I was in school, there were Ruger and S&W shirts and hats everywhere.

    The marching band had a rifle team too. They twirled wooden objects shaped like guns painted white. I guess that's out the window now too.
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    I wonder if they're going to start banning history books because they have pictures or detailed descriptions of cannons or muskets?
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    This saddens me and makes me very worried about the future of this country.

    If we cannot tell the difference between a plastic army man on a hat and a real gun (or atleast life size toy gun) then we are is sorry shape as a country (which we are IMO)

    This reminds me of the kid getting suspended for bringing the lego man with a lego gun to school
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