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(Opposing Views)   "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made"   (opposingviews.com) divider line 109
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2013-05-07 10:42:08 AM
what if you emulate a taser gun is THAT illegal?

or emulate sniffing crack cocaine rocks
 
2013-05-07 10:42:37 AM
ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE.
 
2013-05-07 10:44:25 AM
PEW PEW PEW
 
2013-05-07 10:45:28 AM
steeshes.files.wordpress.com

zzzzap
 
2013-05-07 10:45:33 AM
Further evidence that only absolute idiots aspire to a career as a school administrator
 
2013-05-07 10:46:36 AM
When I was in high school, and this wasn't THAT long ago, late 90s, some kid brought in one of those dummy grenades you can get from any army surplus store.  You know the kind that have been drilled out and the explosives removed.  The security guard grabbed it, said "Oh cool, one of those dummy grenades" and gave it back to him.  The times, they are a'changin'
 
2013-05-07 10:48:00 AM
After being given the opportunity to experience the breadth, depth, and quality of "Opposing Views" as near-daily links on Fark for the past couple of months, I'd just like to say that my honest opinion is that the entire site, its writers, its concept, and its execution are wholly without merit, quality, interest, value, or worth, and that if everyone responsible for creating, writing for, producing, editing, linking, and otherwise causing it to continue its existence were to stop tomorrow and never again think of doing anything remotely like it, absolutely nothing of value would be lost.
 
2013-05-07 10:48:50 AM
I can't count the times I was stabbed with a pencil/pen. In Catholic schools. The early 90s. No one cared about it, and we healed.

And no one said a thing.
 
2013-05-07 10:53:25 AM
I guess it would have been ok if the kid had pointed a pistol at another kid, and made writing noises.
 
2013-05-07 10:54:16 AM

Marcus Aurelius: PEW PEW PEW


Reported.
 
2013-05-07 10:57:52 AM

dickfreckle: I can't count the times I was stabbed with a pencil/pen. In Catholic schools. The early 90s. No one cared about it, and we healed.

And no one said a thing.


Apparently it's different if you make gun noises while doing it. Sheesh.

"Kids don't think about 'Cowboys and Indians' anymore, they think about drive-by shootings and murders", thanks to the hand-wringing, pants-wetting stupidity of people like Bethanne Bradshaw. If we didn't obsess over being unable to protect kids from the unforeseeable, we could let them live normal lives.

To paraphrase, those who would give up happiness for security will achieve neither.
 
2013-05-07 11:00:38 AM
Paul Marshall, the boy's dad, thinks the school overreacted. "When I asked him about it, he said, 'Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being the bad guy.' It's as simple as that."

Oh, well. If he was pretending to be one of America's Heroes™ . That makes it okay, then.
 
2013-05-07 11:01:11 AM
It's can be considered a threat, but I don't think it can be considered a weapon until it is used as one.
 
2013-05-07 11:01:37 AM
Teach your kids to make duck quacking noises instead.  Then when they get in trouble, they can say it is a magic wand that transforms people into ducks.

Then society will be safe.
 
2013-05-07 11:02:33 AM
When pencils are outlawed, only outlaws will have pencils.
 
2013-05-07 11:03:49 AM
A pencil is a weapon when it is held under-hand and swung down in a forceful, stabbing motion.

Not when it is used in an imaginary circumstance as an imaginary death dealing device.

I come down hard on any student pretending to shoot a gun in class. I do not report it any hire up unless the student is also defiant; I have never had to.
 
2013-05-07 11:05:03 AM
www.worldaffairsboard.com
 
2013-05-07 11:05:58 AM
"The pen is mightier then the sword."
 
2013-05-07 11:06:16 AM
It's a greater disservice to the child who has been suspended.  If you use the same psycho-babble that these people use you could easily make the case that you're stifling the creativity of this child and causing him undue trauma for punishing him for something that he does naturally.  Couple that with the stigma and certain derision he will face from his classmates and teachers and you're essentially creating a recipe for an anti-social teenager.  And we all know how these people feel about the dangers of being anti-social.  We're pretty farked.  We've reached the point where our educators lack common sense and intelligence.
 
2013-05-07 11:06:29 AM
And they wonder why it isn't just the religious nuts homeschooling their kids these days.
 
2013-05-07 11:06:29 AM
Well, stop voting the way you do, putting those people in charge of your schools, wetting yourselves when other people educate themselves differently, in a less silly politically correct fashion and you'll probably do better and have less drama in your lives. I find it endlessly amusing the hand-wringing that goes on. Your boys, for the most part, like "vroom-vroom" things. It's okay. Your girls may also like it. Conversely, your boy may want to dress like Daphne. He looks like a farking idiot in the pictures and so do you for letting him. If the parents had any stones, they'd have told the school to fark themselves and pointed and laughed at the idiocy while merrily driving away.

/meh
 
WGJ
2013-05-07 11:06:30 AM
Chop their fingers off, they could be used in threatening ways.
 
2013-05-07 11:06:35 AM
We have a lot of stupid running our schools here in Virginia.

Those that can, do
Those that can't, teach.
Those that can't do or teach, administrate.
 
2013-05-07 11:06:54 AM

Pocket Ninja: After being given the opportunity to experience the breadth, depth, and quality of "Opposing Views" as near-daily links on Fark for the past couple of months, I'd just like to say that my honest opinion is that the entire site, its writers, its concept, and its execution are wholly without merit, quality, interest, value, or worth, and that if everyone responsible for creating, writing for, producing, editing, linking, and otherwise causing it to continue its existence were to stop tomorrow and never again think of doing anything remotely like it, absolutely nothing of value would be lost.


And may God have mercy on it's soul.
 
2013-05-07 11:07:28 AM

Point02GPA: "The pen is mightier then the sword."


i171.photobucket.com

/technically, it's a crossbow.
 
2013-05-07 11:07:56 AM
What is it if you make meowing noises?
 
2013-05-07 11:08:38 AM

Spad31: Well, stop voting the way you do, putting those people in charge of your schools, wetting yourselves when other people educate themselves differently, in a less silly politically correct fashion and you'll probably do better and have less drama in your lives. I find it endlessly amusing the hand-wringing that goes on. Your boys, for the most part, like "vroom-vroom" things. It's okay. Your girls may also like it. Conversely, your boy may want to dress like Daphne. He looks like a farking idiot in the pictures and so do you for letting him. If the parents had any stones, they'd have told the school to fark themselves and pointed and laughed at the idiocy while merrily driving away.

/meh


Oh, lookie. It's an angry little man.
Rage, little man, rage.
 
2013-05-07 11:08:47 AM

RodneyToady: When pencils are outlawed, only outlaws will have pencils.


www.thecostumer.com

What an outlaw with pencils might look like.
 
2013-05-07 11:08:51 AM

Pocket Ninja: After being given the opportunity to experience the breadth, depth, and quality of "Opposing Views" as near-daily links on Fark for the past couple of months, I'd just like to say that my honest opinion is that the entire site, its writers, its concept, and its execution are wholly without merit, quality, interest, value, or worth, and that if everyone responsible for creating, writing for, producing, editing, linking, and otherwise causing it to continue its existence were to stop tomorrow and never again think of doing anything remotely like it, absolutely nothing of value would be lost.


Which qualifies them a valuable source of greenlit links for FARK, so I don't see the problem.
 
2013-05-07 11:08:55 AM
The tongue is a weapon when you use it to make people feel bad.

Everyone everywhere, SUSPENDED!
 
2013-05-07 11:10:16 AM
In high school (early 2000s), we would make bow and arrows with bic pens and a rubber band. I'm assuming that would get us expelled for possession of a deadly weapon these days.
 
2013-05-07 11:11:10 AM
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At this rate, we won't have any kids NOT suspended.
 
2013-05-07 11:11:26 AM
Every kid knows a poison-tipped umbrella is the way to go. Obvious weapons are obvious.
 
2013-05-07 11:12:06 AM
To help him learn a lesson, we could have the kid write an essay about what he did wrong, so give him paper and pencil . . .

Uh oh, ... we just created a terrorist!
 
2013-05-07 11:12:18 AM
Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for the school, had a different view about the situation. "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made."

So a pencil ISN'T a weapon when you're not making 'bang bang pow pow' sounds with it? This seem to me to be a very dangerous assumption. I will bet you anything that you could stab a whole bunch of people in the ass with a pencil without making ANY sound effects.
 
2013-05-07 11:12:22 AM

MichiganFTL: [static.infowars.com image 390x293]

At this rate, we won't have any kids NOT suspended.


the one on the lower left was eaten by a fat kid
 
2013-05-07 11:12:43 AM

jso2897: Pocket Ninja: After being given the opportunity to experience the breadth, depth, and quality of "Opposing Views" as near-daily links on Fark for the past couple of months, I'd just like to say that my honest opinion is that the entire site, its writers, its concept, and its execution are wholly without merit, quality, interest, value, or worth, and that if everyone responsible for creating, writing for, producing, editing, linking, and otherwise causing it to continue its existence were to stop tomorrow and never again think of doing anything remotely like it, absolutely nothing of value would be lost.

And may God have mercy on it's soul.


And they should feel bad.  They should ALL feel bad.
 
2013-05-07 11:12:53 AM
I love this line though: "Guess the school system will try to outlaw cowboy toy gun sets that Walmart sells next. They can't seem to let kids, be kids..."

Seriously! I mean, like, kids will be kids! It is natural for children to want to kill each other, I mean duh! So let them pretend already! I mean, they are just PRETENDING to kill each other! What wrong with that!

Ah yes, archaic thought processes FTL.
 
2013-05-07 11:13:09 AM
what about raspberries, bananas and pointed sticks (ok, maybe the pencil has the 'pointed stick' thing covered...)
 
2013-05-07 11:13:12 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: MichiganFTL: [static.infowars.com image 390x293]

At this rate, we won't have any kids NOT suspended.

the one on the lower left was eaten by a fat kid


He got in the worst trouble, an extra two days because his was 'easily concealable'.
 
2013-05-07 11:14:40 AM
www.empireonline.com
 
2013-05-07 11:15:08 AM
Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for the school, had a different view about the situation. "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made."

If they were playing then it WASN"T threatening.  Bethanne, you are pretty high on a list of what is wrong with America today.  Your utter lack of common sense & apparent zero understanding of how young boys think & play should be enough to permanently bar you from the education profession.  Sadly, your actions here today will probably put you in line for a promotion from similar clueless idiots.

We have GOT to take the education system back from the idiots such as this. Several generations brought up under this nonsense could be enough to destroy any hint of rational thought from our future descendants along with the willingness to quietly accept any unfair punishment handed out

/of course that may be the ultimate aim of these morons
//I doubt it for most of them, they really are that clueless.  But someone with evil intent & an army of useful idiots can do lots of harm over enough time
 
2013-05-07 11:15:16 AM
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2013-05-07 11:15:44 AM

PapaChester: A pencil is a weapon when it is held under-hand and swung down in a forceful, stabbing motion.

Not when it is used in an imaginary circumstance as an imaginary death dealing device.

I come down hard on any student pretending to shoot a gun in class. I do not report it any hire up unless the student is also defiant; I have never had to.


I applaud your restraint. And hope you weren't highered to teach spelling.
 
2013-05-07 11:17:02 AM

PapaChester: I love this line though: "Guess the school system will try to outlaw cowboy toy gun sets that Walmart sells next. They can't seem to let kids, be kids..."

Seriously! I mean, like, kids will be kids! It is natural for children to want to kill each other, I mean duh! So let them pretend already! I mean, they are just PRETENDING to kill each other! What wrong with that!

Ah yes, archaic thought processes FTL.


Well, I don't know about killing other humans, but testing your strength against other humans is as natural as farting.  It may seem archaic but instincts don't change over decades.
 
2013-05-07 11:17:32 AM
The exact same thing happened to me... oh wait. I read pencil as penis. My bad.
 
2013-05-07 11:17:47 AM
Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for the school, had a different view about the situation. "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made."

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2013-05-07 11:17:56 AM

NutWrench: Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for the school, had a different view about the situation. "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made."

So a pencil ISN'T a weapon when you're not making 'bang bang pow pow' sounds with it? This seem to me to be a very dangerous assumption. I will bet you anything that you could stab a whole bunch of people in the ass with a pencil without making ANY sound effects.


Yeah, but the sound effects make it more fun.
 
2013-05-07 11:18:14 AM
fruitloop~

Nice.
 
2013-05-07 11:25:13 AM
okay, this is just getting ridiculous now...
 
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