Student Suspended For Using a Toy Gun On School Property During a Weekend

Student Suspended For Using a Toy Gun On School Property During a Weekend

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    Student Suspended For Using a Toy Gun On School Property During a Weekend

    OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - An honor roll student is suspended for an entire quarter for using a toy gun on school property during a weekend.

    Shawnee Mission School District officials said the punishment fits their zero tolerance weapons policy. However, the student’s mother calls it unfair.

    In school, Alyssa earns straight “A’s.” Her achievement certificate is filled with merit stickers. Teachers consider her a star student.

    However, last month, on a Sunday, Cornish and several other students were playing with an Airsoft pellet gun on school property. Someone shot a boy in the back. His mother filed a police report, but declined to press charges.

    When school administrators found out, everyone involved was punished. However, Cornish claims each received different punishments, depending on how much involvement each student confessed to.

    That includes Alyssa, who admitted firing the gun into the air. Her suspension ends in January. Her mom is furious.

    “First and foremost is her education,” Cornish said. “She can receive no education for the four-month suspension. We were given no options. So, she has no grades for that four-month period.”

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    A poor excuse for school leadership and foolish board policy...IMHO
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    Shawnee Mission School District officials said the punishment fits their zero tolerance weapons policy.
    Zero tolerance over weapons is one thing. Zero ability to distinguish between weapons and everything else, though, is something altogether different. That inability to discern the reality of a threat is what distinguishes such idiots from the rest of us. All so that an honored student can be abused and controlled by the system. Pathetic what some people have become.

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    No tolerance suits the system, it eliminates intellect and decision making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    No tolerance suits the system, it eliminates intellect and decision making.
    DING!-DING!-DING!-DING!-DING!-DING! WINNER!!!!


    Anyone care to bet that this mom thought "zero tolerance" was a great idea when she first heard about it?
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    As a teacher I can tell you this SUCKS!!!! Districts have a "No Tolerance" policy which includes a kindergardener pointing a chicken finger at another and saying "bang" = suspension. School districts are soo scared after Columbine that they just blindly adopt a "No Weapons" policy and stick to it. We had an elementary school shut down after someone found a .45 round (one) after the breakfast. The principal freaked out, called the Sherrif, FBi, etc and evacuated the Cafe until the custodian, a hunter, saw the round and picked it up. The principal thought it would go off. They figured out that the kid was the son of a Trooper and had brought it in to show his friends. Stupid but didn't need to get suspended for it. I've often thought, but never had the balls to suggest that the districts remove the anti gun signs and let certain individuals be "1st responders and armed" to prevent another Columbine. With some police training, freedom from lawsuit, and common sense, we could stop an attack long before the cops arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpwing View Post
    DING!-DING!-DING!-DING!-DING!-DING! WINNER!!!!


    Anyone care to bet that this mom thought "zero tolerance" was a great idea when she first heard about it?
    Don't you know it!

    I bet it still sounds like a great idea to the parents whose children weren't involved.

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    My kid was nearly suspended in FIRST GRADE for bringing a plastic bullet replica in to school to show his friends. He found it on the floor at my gunsmith's place; my 'smith back then was Bill Kaswer who made "Pin Grabber" specialty ammo, and this was a plastic model of the sawtoothed projectile. The old biddy principal called the cops to school (this was about 10 years before Columbine, so "lockdown" was an unknown concept at the time), then I had to bounce back between the cop house and the principal's office to get things straightened out.

    Mind you - no brass case, no power or primer in sight, just a piece of plastic that looked like a bullet. But my boy gave it to his friend whose parents freaked out, they brought it to school the next day to demand the principal "take action"... yadda yadda.

    Overall, I'm a big proponent of education, but "educators" like that one give me pause to reconsider at times.
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    I see the prohibition of weapons as merely an extention of the rejection of the concept of self defense by the educational community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kccad View Post
    His mother filed a police report, but declined to press charges.
    So what was the point in filing a police report??...
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    Because there was no need to. She probably figured that the school would be notified and take action beyond what LE could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    My kid was nearly suspended in FIRST GRADE for bringing a plastic bullet replica in to school to show his friends. He found it on the floor at my gunsmith's place; my 'smith back then was Bill Kaswer who made "Pin Grabber" specialty ammo, and this was a plastic model of the sawtoothed projectile. The old biddy principal called the cops to school (this was about 10 years before Columbine, so "lockdown" was an unknown concept at the time), then I had to bounce back between the cop house and the principal's office to get things straightened out.

    Mind you - no brass case, no power or primer in sight, just a piece of plastic that looked like a bullet. But my boy gave it to his friend whose parents freaked out, they brought it to school the next day to demand the principal "take action"... yadda yadda.

    Overall, I'm a big proponent of education, but "bureaucrats" like that one give me pause to reconsider at times.
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    Just ridiculous.
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    There have been incidents of kids suspended for minature replicas of weapons, drawn pictures and "t" shirts with pictures of weapons, so it appears that it is not only the weapons themselves that they are against, but the idea and existence of weapons.
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    My wife was supposed to have our first child on Sunday, but we are still waiting. I may feel differently after she gets here, but I almost hope something rediculous like this happens with my daughter so that We can make a point and draw some attention to the rediculousness of the politics and brainwashing involved in public schools. Because you better believe I will be making a huge stink and a lot of noise.

    Granted, I will also teach my kids to be wary of the antis and aware of the paranoia, so hopefully they won't take even replica weapons onto the ever dreaded and sacred "school property" that has some magical powers to protect kids by being a gun free zone. I will try to help my children to understand that common sense is not actually common, and what is clear and logical doesn't always matter to some people.
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