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(AZCentral)   Sketching a picture of a laser gun in your middle school class? That's a suspendin'   (azcentral.com) divider line 314
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2007-08-22 11:44:35 AM  
one more future james bond villain nipped in the bud.
 
2007-08-22 11:45:22 AM  
reminds me of a "deep thoughts" bit...


Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. I'll go over to the persons house and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, I'm gone, but you know what I've left on the porch? A jack-o-lantern with a knife stuck in the side of it's head with a note that says "You." After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done.
 
2007-08-22 11:46:52 AM  
Chandler district spokesman Terry Locke said the sketch was "absolutely considered a threat," and threatening words or pictures are punishable.


One more vote for homeschooling.
 
2007-08-22 11:49:37 AM  
Cripes, I'm glad I (and the rest of my friends) aren't in school now. We used to draw pictures of WW2 battles, and all kinds of stuff.
 
2007-08-22 11:50:26 AM  
Boy is this kid good. He was able to DRAW a picture of a FAKE gun and make it threaten his classmates. "Gimmie your lunch money or I'll draw a laser beam hitting your head. Can I borrow some paper?"

Absolutely absurd. Let's turn all of our children into effeminate little wankers who emote their feelings to all who will listen. Take your children out of school and actually let them learn something beside how to be good little drones. When they grow up they'll rule the world.

/Changing my name to 'Scooby-the-sane' and building my house inside out.
 
2007-08-22 11:53:58 AM  
And don't draw any pictures of the Death Star, because then you're threatening entire planets!


/this decision is so damned idiotic
 
2007-08-22 11:54:07 AM  
So, when I was in school, the JROTC used to have fake wooden guns to drill with. I assume this is a thing of the past?
 
2007-08-22 11:58:23 AM  
So if I draw a picture of a magnifying glass, is that too threatening to the ants?
 
2007-08-22 12:04:22 PM  
I drew a stick figure battle on the Essay Question pull out of my AP Psych exam. Should I have gotten in trouble for threatening the death of King Sticky and everyone in his castle?
 
2007-08-22 12:06:28 PM  
I would have been expelled for all the jet fighter dogfights I doodled in junior high school.
 
2007-08-22 12:07:33 PM  
Scooby's'pawn: Absolutely absurd. Let's turn all of our children into effeminate little wankers who emote their feelings to all who will listen.

Or turn them into sociopaths for punishing them for completely innocuous things.

robhead: So, when I was in school, the JROTC used to have fake wooden guns to drill with. I assume this is a thing of the past?

Hell, we had real guns (.22 target rifles, not very useful in a gun fight), a firing range, and a rifle team. We used to shoot every wednesday. Of course I graduated the same year as Columbine, so I have no idea if they still do.
 
2007-08-22 12:08:02 PM  
If he'd drawn rows and rows of glassy-eyed students, blithely absorbing data like human tape recorders, only to disgorge it onto a scantron sheet a few weeks later, thus allowing them to advance to the next level of data input, they'd have given him a government grant as an education expert.
 
2007-08-22 12:08:22 PM  
In a post 9/11 world we can't be too careful. Sure this time he just drew a picture of a raygun, but next time he might draw a dirty bomb.
 
2007-08-22 12:10:02 PM  
Also, I used to draw pictures of jet planes using lighting beams to electrocute armies of skeletons wearing sombreros.

The sombrero didn't mean anything, it's just the only kind of hat I could draw at the time.
 
2007-08-22 12:11:44 PM  
PirateKing:
If he'd drawn rows and rows of glassy-eyed students, blithely absorbing data like human tape recorders, only to disgorge it onto a scantron sheet a few weeks later, thus allowing them to advance to the next level of data input, they'd have given him a government grant as an education expert.
FTW!

Beautiful!
 
2007-08-22 12:13:18 PM  
I almost got suspending for drawing "Daggers" as my teacher put it. My mom defending me, "No, you see, those are swords."
 
2007-08-22 12:18:11 PM  
Blues_X: And don't draw any pictures of the Death Star, because then you're threatening entire planets!


HAHAHAAHAHA that's the exact same thing my husband said when I read him this article.

/he's in the kitchen making me a sammich
 
2007-08-22 12:23:29 PM  
GrooveMonkeyZero: Hell, we had real guns (.22 target rifles, not very useful in a gun fight), a firing range, and a rifle team. We used to shoot every wednesday. Of course I graduated the same year as Columbine, so I have no idea if they still do.

yeah my high school was in rural northern Pennsylvania. Kids went hunting all the time and would come to school straight from the woods or fields. You weren't allowed to leave your gun in your vehicle because they didn't want it stolen so you were supposed to bring it in and put it in your locker. You just had to check in at the office first. We probably could have staged a small war during Deer season.

Well the days we actually had school. We got the first two days of Buck and the first day of Doe off as holidays.
 
2007-08-22 12:26:40 PM  
Gwendolyn: Kids went hunting all the time and would come to school straight from the woods or fields. You weren't allowed to leave your gun in your vehicle because they didn't want it stolen so you were supposed to bring it in and put it in your locker. You just had to check in at the office first.

Wow. Amazing how a few psychopaths can make such a difference.
 
2007-08-22 12:31:24 PM  
Interesting comments here.

I';m guessing if it were the gvt instead of an insurance company, people would roundly condemn them.
 
2007-08-22 12:31:32 PM  
I guess it's only a matter of time before my son gets suspended from kindergarten considering that he has been on a lightsaber-drawing kick for more than a month now.
 
2007-08-22 12:31:37 PM  
www.aaa-multimedia.com
 
2007-08-22 12:31:58 PM  
I used to sketch the cute guys in school in all kinds of highly sexual homo-erotic situations. I'm sure that would have been threatening if anyone had ever found out.
 
2007-08-22 12:32:03 PM  
The chandler should be fired and banned from working in the educational system for life.
 
2007-08-22 12:32:24 PM  
I walked around making "pew" "pew" laser gun sounds when I was in school. I never got arrested, but I didn't get very lucky with the ladies neither.
 
2007-08-22 12:32:26 PM  
Yeah, I actually pine for the good old days of the cold war. I used to draw doodles of airplanes in formation dropping nukes on commie missile installations. Right on the desk too. In catholic school. They didn't have any problem with the images, just if you talked back to the bothers.
 
2007-08-22 12:33:30 PM  
And so ends another episode of The Trials of Young Alabaster Jones: Military Electrolysist!. Join us next week for another exciting episode.

Will young Alabaster be thrown into solitary for salivating over a tweezer etching? Can young Alabaster remain undetected as he shaves the class gerbil? Will little Billy trade his Nads Hair Removal Cream for one of young Alabaster's Ding-Dongs?

Find out next week!
 
2007-08-22 12:33:38 PM  
These teachers threatened me! This made me read All Quite on the Western Front. This one made me watch the news and write a report about international current events. This one made me go to an Army recruiting assembly.

...

/this kid needs to sue
//What? No art class?
 
2007-08-22 12:34:36 PM  
NotreDameGeo: I drew a stick figure battle on the Essay Question pull out of my AP Psych exam. Should I have gotten in trouble for threatening the death of King Sticky and everyone in his castle?

I dunno, but I think I'm gonna change my FARK name to King Sticky.
 
2007-08-22 12:34:42 PM  
Schools run by retards...

Keeping our military stocked with meat shields.
 
2007-08-22 12:34:44 PM  
Suspending my kid for something like this?

That's a Suin'
 
2007-08-22 12:35:17 PM  
I once got sent to detention for having a Bible with me (in my backpack), since I had Bible study directly after school and wouldn't have time to run home and get it. No kidding. I wasn't using the Bible to beat people or evangelizing to anyone -- the teacher just saw it in my open backpack -- but we weren't allowed to have religious tracts at school.

This was 1993. Things haven't changed that much, but the media coverage of them certainly has.
 
2007-08-22 12:35:20 PM  
I'd be in jail for years if I was in school now. My god have all educators gone insane?
 
2007-08-22 12:35:21 PM  
Same thing happened to me at Grassland Middle School.

\I liked drawing Mechs.
 
2007-08-22 12:35:23 PM  
In Soviet Amerika, drawings of guns kill students... and Jack Black's mind bullets kill yaks.
 
2007-08-22 12:35:28 PM  
First tag, now this.

FUN
R.I.P.
 
2007-08-22 12:35:32 PM  
I wish I could see a teacher's apoplectic response to the types of drawings that were common place when I was a kid.... wussses!
www.gcmhp.net
 
2007-08-22 12:35:44 PM  
We had Apple IIE computers when i went to school. One of our assignments in computer class was to draw a cartoon using the Logo writing turtle. So I drew a cartoon of a guy giving a KKK member 10 seconds to run away before he pulled out a gun and shot the KKK guy while running. Anyway, you could clearly see the guy whip out a gun and the bullet come out of the gun and hit the KKK guy in the head and his head fell off. There was even music I made after the head fell off. To make a long story short I got an A grade for the cartoon. Times sure have changed.
 
2007-08-22 12:36:08 PM  
next in the news, Han Solo to be brought up on charges of murder. Shooting first might not be self defense. Film at 11
 
2007-08-22 12:36:35 PM  
Jeez and you all think the UK is a nanny state and way too PC....
 
2007-08-22 12:36:49 PM  
robhead: So, when I was in school, the JROTC used to have fake wooden guns to drill with. I assume this is a thing of the past?

My high school had a rifle range and a rifle team with our JROTC. Since my letter jacket still makes a good winter coat, I occasionally get odd looks as people realize how I got my varsity letter.

That said, these school officials need to be knocked down and kicked with steel-toed boots for a good 15-20 minutes.
 
2007-08-22 12:37:08 PM  
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If it was this kid the threat would be real. Very real.
 
2007-08-22 12:38:18 PM  
SpamBot: I'd be in jail for years if I was in school now. My god have all educators gone insane?

Yes.
 
2007-08-22 12:38:22 PM  
I used to draw guns and swordfights all the time in school. wtf.. I'm only 23
 
2007-08-22 12:38:24 PM  
TFA: The school did not contact police and did not provide counseling or an evaluate the boy to determine if he intended the drawing as a threat.

That's a rather important bit of information. A suspension without any attempt to correct the undesired behavior amounts to nothing more than punishment. This may sound obvious, but I think it's important to point out that the kid was punished, not reprimanded or counseled for his behavior, because he drew a picture. Let that sink in a minute before you dismiss it...
 
2007-08-22 12:38:37 PM  
When I was in elementary school in the 70's, I probably did my share of drawing/sketching guns. This was the time when Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and The Black Hole were the sci-fi films/shows that were around.

Judging by this, in this day and age I'd probably be expelled.
 
2007-08-22 12:38:44 PM  
Gwendolyn: Well the days we actually had school. We got the first two days of Buck and the first day of Doe off as holidays.

In Michigan we got the first day of deer hunting season off, but I think it was so the yahoos wouldn't accidentally shoot the school buses.
 
2007-08-22 12:38:45 PM  
Here's another Cold War kid who used to draw war pictures.

Big ones, with planes and guns and fox holes and tunnels. Many I used to trade them on the bus with other kids. Action was where it was at. If you could cram 50 little stick figure guys crawling over walls and tunneling behind enemy lines while jet planes strafed the battlefield, man, you could trade that sucker for a kid's whole lunch.

And that was back when lunches were good homemade things, not some shiatty Lunchable and a juicebox. Real food.

Hey, you little punks, I just mowed that!
 
2007-08-22 12:39:16 PM  
Xerxes99: I wish I could see a teacher's apoplectic response to the types of drawings that were common place when I was a kid.... wussses!

WTF, the Israeli's are fighting the Germans (I can't tell from the raised flag on the right side)?
 
2007-08-22 12:39:52 PM  
www.liloia.com

Should've stuck to drawing pretty much his most favorite animal ever
 
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