January 21, 2011
First-Grader Suspended for Brandishing Finger Gun
Posted by Dave Blount at January 21, 2011 6:31 AM
Once again we see that zero tolerance = zero intelligence:
OKLAHOMA CITY - The mother of a first-grade boy disciplined after making a gun gesture with his fingers while at school says the district overreacted.
Lydia Fox says the principal at Parkview Elementary called her earlier this month to say her 7-year-old son had misbehaved during a school assembly by pretending he was shooting a gun.
Fox says the principal told her the boy would be placed in in-school suspension for the rest of that day and threatened a longer suspension if it happened again.
At least the boy has learned a valuable lesson — that the grownups are insane.
Next: noise violations for teenagers playing air guitar.
On tips from Oiao and Mats.