Zero Tolerance called me last week

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    So a couple weeks ago they had what is called a futuristic day at the high school where the kids go to school dressed like the jetsons. My daughter was wearing a necklace that had a Christmas tree on it. It was a tree ornaments that she put on a chain it looks futuristic. It seems her teacher thought it could of been used as a weapon and took it away from her.

    The next week I get a call from the middle school saying my son was making a gun out of his thumb and index finger in the lunch line so the vice principal pulled him out of line and took him to the office where she forgot about him and left there to sit the entire second half of the day.

    She called me to apologise for forgetting about him like it was no big deal and I laid in to her. I asked her why she pulled him out of line to begin with and if she really forgot about him or was she punishing him in her own liberal way. I asked for her superiors name and phone number, she gave it to me and I hung up on her.

    Needless to say the principle was her superior.

    After a long no win conversation with him and of course he totally supporting his vice principles actions I decided that socialism and political correctness has now infected my school district. I told my son he did nothing wrong but to not do it again. He made me promise to not try to go above the principles head because he had to go to school everyday and deal with the teachers.

    I am so disgusted with this. What a joke.

    My son said him and his friends were talking about an xbox game and he was replaying a scene from it and he used his thumb and finger as the gun. He said the vice principal did not care why he was doing it but only that he was doing it.

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    Id have been tempted to show them the middle finger!
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    They should worry about real issues!

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    I feel your pain as I have nine year old boy and have been to the school more than once. I am not surprised as they are very liberal. Yesterday he told me the teacher was talking about Obama in class, him and his buddy were heckling him ( Obama) and were told to be quiet by the teacher.I asked if the kids that think Obama is great were told the same thing and he said no. What do you do?

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    I believe the principle and I would have quite the talk.. Id make him see in a different light, thats for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmDubb View Post
    I believe the principle and I would have quite the talk.. Id make him see in a different light, thats for sure.
    Believe me, i tried. I did not go in to detail about my talk with him but he was a liberal through and through. He accused me of not being concerned of my sons safety because I don't think my son did anything wrong. He said that a child that makes a gun of of his fingers could be showing signs of a more serious problem. I told him, you just don't want kids to be kids anymore. I then asked him if they are going to start arresting kids who write on their desks. He would not answer me.

    Like I said, it was a no win situation with him.

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    To make a point, why not find a private tutor that has per day rates and bill the school for the make up time. It doesn't address the first stupidity issue but it does the second. Make sure the tutor is the most expensive you can find too. Might want to get a local news station interested in it too.

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    Honestly, do as you see fit. But my girls would have to deal with me going over the principles head on this one. And if there was grief for that it would get VERY serious in a hurry for the school district.

    I mean, given enough times boys will make a "gun" out of something when they are playing. After 36 yrs I have not shot anyone. With their logic I should be a serial killer if playing like you have "guns" leads to violence.

    I'm about fed up with my schools seeming lack of teaching. Compared to what I got in school, I don't consider my kids getting much teaching, but they are still expected to know everything somehow. Interesting.

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    School administrators, with very few exceptions, are paid way too much. It takes a real management talent to make that decision and even more to enforce, support said decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Id have been tempted to show them the middle finger!
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    carfull now, it could be sean as a knife
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    Might check with social services to see if abandoning the child in the office for that long is abusive.

    BUT. Once you are involved with social services, you are in for life.

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    I'd suggest getting together with your son's friends' parents (have a BBQ, or whatever works with your weather) to discuss the matter. Maybe there's a parent or two who can take the time to run for the School Board. Since the Board oversees the school administrators, you could pull a bit of rank in restoring some sanity to the school district. The key is to GET INVOLVED.

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    That is just ridiculous. I would go all the way to the school divisional board if I had to, regardless of what my son said. This would be a lesson in him learning that the right thing to do is the right thing to do, regardless of what people might think.
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    Crazy story. I would of been mad too if that was my kid.

    Its getting ridiculous with the lists of what you can and can't do these days. For example, can't you even get in trouble places in the U.S. for saying things like "Christmas" and "god"? I am far from religious but damn.

    What is going on here??? I thought this was supposed to be a free country. I can understand wanting to be safe but seems people are getting a little paranoid if ya ask me.
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    I would go over the principle's head on this one. It seems rediculous that your child lost half a day's worth of education because the vice principle forgot about a student. How does someone charged with the education of our youth forget about them? Sound more like punishment to me.

    My younger sister, while attending elementary school in the lovely, progressive, and forward thinking utopia of Massachusetts, wrote a poem about Santa Clause. She referenced God, Jesus, and referred to Santa as St. Nick. All the children in the class got to read their poems, including a young boy who wrote about his prayer rug, but my sister was barred from reading her poem. After much debate with the school administration, my parents moved her to a local Catholic school. American public schools really don't seem to leave much to be proud of these days.
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    Amazing... I guess actually teaching children has become less important. I guess keeping kids from being kids is more important.
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