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(WSBTV)   Third grader discovers that he mistakenly brought his unloaded BB gun to school in his back pack. He immediately and discreetly alerts his teacher, which results in a 10 day suspension. Yay "zero-tolerance"   (wsbtv.com) divider line 130
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2012-10-25 07:53:55 PM  
I have zero tolerance for zero-tolerance policies.
 
2012-10-25 07:57:53 PM  
"We do have the policy in place, but in fact Georgia law states that any weapons that propels, we have to notify law enforcement, so the school did absolutely what they were supposed to do," Davis-Viniard said.

What about rubber bands? Or straws? Have you ever been hit by a spit-wad? That's biological warfare asshole, and I want to see some expulsions for it!!!
 
2012-10-25 08:09:07 PM  
And I'm sure the kid learned a valuable lesson....never do the right thing.
 
2012-10-25 08:13:18 PM  
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2012-10-25 09:00:46 PM  

jchic: And I'm sure the kid learned a valuable lesson....never do the right thing.


Also, don't trust the man.
 
2012-10-25 09:20:46 PM  
Lesson learned: if you make a mistake, cover it up and don't tell anyone.
 
2012-10-25 09:22:39 PM  
I swear, they must recruit school administrators from the same pool as the HR drones.
Blindly follow what the manual/job description/qualifications list and use no personal judgement.
 
2012-10-25 09:23:53 PM  
Something similar happened in Baltimore last week. They evacuated the school too. Hooray, justice.
 
2012-10-25 09:24:20 PM  

scottydoesntknow: What about rubber bands? Or straws? Have you ever been hit by a spit-wad? That's biological warfare asshole, and I want to see some expulsions for it!!!


Hey now, that's radical thinking! Three months detention should get that spunk outta you!
 
2012-10-25 09:24:56 PM  
Wow, the kid did the responsible and adult thing and the adults are acting like children.

If that was my son, I would take him out for his favorite food and buy him all the ice cream that he wanted. Idiotic policies like this one are just... gah. It makes me stabby just thinking about it.
 
2012-10-25 09:25:43 PM  

buzzcut73: I swear, they must recruit school administrators from the same pool as the HR drones.
Blindly follow what the manual/job description/qualifications list and use no personal judgement.


Have you met your average parent lately?

Using personal judgement tends to get school workers fired, sued, or incarcerated.
 
2012-10-25 09:27:11 PM  
"Oops, excuse me boss. I accidentally brought in the jug of diesel fuel and a bag of fertilizer. Silly me"
Betcha he never makes the mistake of bringing his weapon into school again.
 
2012-10-25 09:27:24 PM  
LOL..that will teach the kid a valuable life lesson. If you have done something wrong, even by mistake, doing the right thing gets you a good fisting. Bet he will never do that shiat again. Welcome to the world dude.
 
2012-10-25 09:28:06 PM  
You know that teacher must have felt like shiat doing that. He knew he could get fired if he called a parent or something. So he sent him down to the principle who knew his hands were tied as well.
 
2012-10-25 09:28:18 PM  
And speaking of parents, what kind of parent lets their kid have a gun in the first place?

It's designed to do harm!

"Oh, maybe he'll go hunting with it!" What is this, the 1850s?
 
2012-10-25 09:28:51 PM  

jchic: And I'm sure the kid learned a valuable lesson....never do the right thing.


This.

Hagbardr: Lesson learned: if you make a mistake, cover it up and don't tell anyone.


And this. There's no reward for doing the right thing, just punishment for getting caught doing the wrong thing.
 
2012-10-25 09:29:18 PM  
The Berry family believes their situation is the reason why the zero-tolerance policy should have an exception.

Of course they do. It's everybody else's kid the book should be thrown at.
 
2012-10-25 09:31:24 PM  

sendtodave: And speaking of parents, what kind of parent lets their kid have a gun in the first place?

It's designed to do harm!

"Oh, maybe he'll go hunting with it!" What is this, the 1850s?


Its a BB gun. Every other kid has one. He could bring in a paper origami gun and still gotten suspended.
 
2012-10-25 09:31:39 PM  

sendtodave: And speaking of parents, what kind of parent lets their kid have a gun in the first place?

It's designed to do harm!

"Oh, maybe he'll go hunting with it!" What is this, the 1850s?


I shot cans with mine. And any toys I had outgrown and looked like they'd be fun to shoot. Was that bad? Should I not have done that?
 
2012-10-25 09:32:45 PM  

scottydoesntknow: "We do have the policy in place, but in fact Georgia law states that any weapons that propels, we have to notify law enforcement, so the school did absolutely what they were supposed to do," Davis-Viniard said.

What about rubber bands? Or straws? Have you ever been hit by a spit-wad? That's biological warfare asshole, and I want to see some expulsions for it!!!


The shiat we took to school when I was a kid would have gotten us the death sentence.

farm5.static.flickr.com

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-10-25 09:33:05 PM  
img69.imageshack.us 

Yes, we take people too stupid to be Walmart greeters and put them in charge of our kid's education.

Real smart.
 
2012-10-25 09:33:10 PM  
Reminds me of the kid that brought the grenade to my kindergarten show and tell and talked about his Pops serving in the military.  Sure it may or may not have been a replica, but WE DIDN'T KNOW THAT.  Thankfully the kid didn't pull the pin.
 
I had to use the restroom, like immediately.
 
2012-10-25 09:33:10 PM  
Considering all the possible outcomes of giving a BB gun to your third grader, this ranks near the most favorable.
 
2012-10-25 09:34:35 PM  
As someone who works defending kids in juvenile court, let me just say that we've NEVER found an 8-year-old competent to stand trial. Everyone, including prosecutors and magistrates, hates it when they're even charged, because it's a complete waste of taxpayer dollars.
 
2012-10-25 09:34:56 PM  

brap: Reminds me of the kid that brought the grenade to my kindergarten show and tell and talked about his Pops serving in the military.  Sure it may or may not have been a replica, but WE DIDN'T KNOW THAT.  Thankfully the kid didn't pull the pin.
 
I had to use the restroom, like immediately.


Had to launch a couple brown grenades of your own?
 
2012-10-25 09:36:25 PM  

buzzcut73: I swear, they must recruit school administrators from the same pool as the HR drones.
Blindly follow what the manual/job description/qualifications list and use no personal judgement.


Yeah, WTF? I mean, I know about the wretched beast of bureaucracy, but DAMN!
 
2012-10-25 09:36:52 PM  

fusillade762: scottydoesntknow: "We do have the policy in place, but in fact Georgia law states that any weapons that propels, we have to notify law enforcement, so the school did absolutely what they were supposed to do," Davis-Viniard said.

What about rubber bands? Or straws? Have you ever been hit by a spit-wad? That's biological warfare asshole, and I want to see some expulsions for it!!!

The shiat we took to school when I was a kid would have gotten us the death sentence.

[farm5.static.flickr.com image 500x363]

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]


Shiat we handmade ours (why I went with rubber bands). Taking one of these:

www.antiyawn.com
www.antiyawn.com

to the back of the skull from 5 feet felt like being shot by a BB gun.
 
2012-10-25 09:37:26 PM  
sendtodave
While I'll agree the kid is a few years too young to be toting around his own bb gun. Teaching kids a little older firearm safety teaches responsibility. I was given my first gun when I was 10 and was not allowed to access it without adult supervision, and trained that it was not a toy. Letting the kid throw it in his backpack was the parent's fault.
 
2012-10-25 09:38:04 PM  
Listen folks, doing a good deed doesn't nullify any misdeeds. I'd be more proud if my son accepted the consequences without being a whiny biatch. THAT is a better character trait than one who thinks the rules shouldn't apply to them.
 
2012-10-25 09:38:50 PM  

fusillade762: scottydoesntknow: "We do have the policy in place, but in fact Georgia law states that any weapons that propels, we have to notify law enforcement, so the school did absolutely what they were supposed to do," Davis-Viniard said.

What about rubber bands? Or straws? Have you ever been hit by a spit-wad? That's biological warfare asshole, and I want to see some expulsions for it!!!

The shiat we took to school when I was a kid would have gotten us the death sentence.


Is that top one a Zebra pistol?
 
2012-10-25 09:40:38 PM  
I remember taking a pellet gun to school, looked like a real pistol from a distance. The only bad thing that happened was some douchebag stole it from my locker. I still learned a lesson though; don't take any of your things to school.
 
2012-10-25 09:40:43 PM  
Yay "zero-intelligence"
 
2012-10-25 09:40:45 PM  
It pays to teach kids doing the right thing doesn't pay.
 
2012-10-25 09:42:05 PM  
What the fark is an eight year old doing with a BB gun? I wouldn't trust my son with a Wii controller.
 
2012-10-25 09:44:27 PM  

sendtodave: Have you met your average parent lately?


Yeah....Gen X has done lots of good...but we suck at parenting.

/then again..3rd grade...might be a millennium parent :-)
//let's roll with that!!!
 
2012-10-25 09:45:51 PM  
i108.photobucket.com

Silly Jesus: [i108.photobucket.com image 334x283]


We knew darn well...
 
2012-10-25 09:48:26 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: jchic: And I'm sure the kid learned a valuable lesson....never do the right thing.

Also, don't trust the man.


And don't trust anyone over 30.
 
2012-10-25 09:49:36 PM  

snuff3r: What the fark is an eight year old doing with a BB gun? I wouldn't trust my son with a Wii controller.


As someone who just waved goodbye to her nice laminator today after it got "played with"... Ditto.
 
2012-10-25 09:53:29 PM  
I was having trouble with headaches in high school, so sometime between '98 an '02. The school had a 0-drug policy, so my mom put 4 ibuprofen in a ziploc with a note to the nurse telling her that there are 4 ibuprofen and I might come looking for them. I brought them straight to the nurse in the morning. I was told I could get in big trouble if I did that again and they threw the pills away.
 
2012-10-25 09:56:23 PM  
I swiped the paperboys extra bags of rubber bands and brought them to school in 8th Grade. I gave everyone a good handful and the war began. Spent time cleaning them up but it was worth it. Giving drunk people a handful of bottle rockets at an outdoor bonfire party yields the same results. Using a razor blade to slice a bottle rocket fuse down the length allows the deviant to rub most of the powder out and then if you re-twist the fuse it burns real slow like a cigarette. You get about 20 seconds to get away from the launch area so when the rockets fly down the hallway on the floor to the principles office where they explode you can be safely out of site. I can only imagine the panic something like that would cause today.
 
2012-10-25 09:56:24 PM  
He should have shot the teacher in the ass. if you are going to do the time you might as well commit the crime.
 
2012-10-25 09:56:53 PM  

Mentalpatient87: sendtodave: And speaking of parents, what kind of parent lets their kid have a gun in the first place?

It's designed to do harm!

"Oh, maybe he'll go hunting with it!" What is this, the 1850s?

I shot cans with mine. And any toys I had outgrown and looked like they'd be fun to shoot. Was that bad? Should I not have done that?


Sicko.

/ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2012-10-25 09:57:13 PM  
What's funny about these zero tolerance rules is that anyone brining a gun to school for evil purposes doesn't give a flying f*ck about suspension.
 
2012-10-25 10:01:11 PM  
Blame the lawyers, who through multitudes of frivolous lawsuits have worked to replaced the common sense America was famous for with a politburo like, autonomous response from a (inert subject here) policy letter designed to shield us from (1) having to make a decision ourselves and (2) take responsibility for our choices.
Self esteem uber alis!
 
2012-10-25 10:02:15 PM  
This kid should have known better than to forget the damn thing in his backpack and his parents should be caned in public.
 
2012-10-25 10:02:38 PM  

laid back w/bud light: sendtodave
While I'll agree the kid is a few years too young to be toting around his own bb gun. Teaching kids a little older firearm safety teaches responsibility. I was given my first gun when I was 10 and was not allowed to access it without adult supervision, and trained that it was not a toy. Letting the kid throw it in his backpack was the parent's fault.


This.
 
2012-10-25 10:04:40 PM  

karmaceutical: This kid should have known better than to forget the damn thing in his backpack and his parents should be caned in public.


Teach the kid to wipe fingerprints and discreetly drop it in the trash.
 
2012-10-25 10:08:00 PM  
Gotta love Farkers.

My god, I can't believe they have no common sense. My god, I can't believe that idiot thinks our government should stop spending money they don't have.

Sincerely,

Slutter McGee
 
2012-10-25 10:08:04 PM  
Third-grader Andrew Berry, of Covington, often carries around a backpack like his father who is serving as an army flight medic in Afghanistan.

What the fark does this have to do with anything? Just cause daddy kills brown people?
 
2012-10-25 10:08:10 PM  
So let's see if we've got this straight.

1. The whole idea behind "zero tolerance" is that kids have no sense of responsibility with deadly weapons and so cannot be trusted with them in any way, shape or form.

2. 8-year old kid is trusted with a non-deadly weapon (to wit, a BB-gun) while at his grandparents, thus indicating he has been entrusted with some responsibility.

3. 8-year old kid accidentally packs his UNLOADED BB-gun in his school backpack, thus indicating he's 8, after all.

4. 8-year old kid remembers the BB-gun is in his backpack and notifies his teacher, thus indicating that, on balance, he's got a good sense of responsibility, trustworthiness, and understanding of school rules (to wit, no guns at school).

5. Teacher, presumably an adult and presumably endowed with trustworthiness and responsibility, decides to exercise neither and reports the kid to the principal.

6. Principal, presumably and adult and endowed with trustworthiness, responsibility and understanding of school rules, decides to exercise none of the above, and reports kid to the cops.

7. Police, presumably by this point a bunch of functioning subclinical mental cases, decide to actually file a report.

I mean, I totally understand the need for rules and laws. But if the kid is smart enough on his own to tell the teacher "Hey, I accidentally brought a gun to school," why isn't anyone else smart enough to say "OK, we'll lock it in the principal's office and you get detention because you 'broke the rules.'"??? WTF??? Do they really think this kid is a Kleibold-in-the-rough, or are we so locked into the "follow the rules" mentality that nobody can think beyond that anymore?
 
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