The Washington Compost has the story:
The parents of a 6-year-old Silver Spring boy are fighting the first-grader’s suspension from a Montgomery County public school for pointing his finger like a gun and saying “pow,” an incident school officials characterized in a disciplinary letter as a threat “to shoot a student.”
The first-grader was suspended for one day, Dec. 21. The family’s attorney filed an appeal Wednesday, asking that the incident be expunged from the boy’s school record amid concerns of long-term fallout.
|EEEEEK! He's Got Fingers!|
I have to wonder about the motivations of the school administrators for such unhinged behavior (on their part). Did they do this because they are prone to gross overreaction and have no sense of proportion? Are they unhinged fanatics with absolutely no judgment?
Or did they do this to instill in the minds of school children that guns are so evil and terrible, that one cannot even pretend to fire one, lest he be arrested as a potential terrorist? This would seem to be brainwashing children to become the docile adults necessary for mindless obedience to Big Brother.
Note to Parents: Get your kids out of public school. Stop the brainwashing! If you can't afford private school, home school.
Hat Tip: El Opinador Compulsivo