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(Gawker)   "While being informed of her son's suspension, the mother was allegedly told by the principal that had the cap gun been "loaded," he would have been forced to phone the police"   (gawker.com ) divider line
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2013-05-31 09:07:58 PM  
I always wonder about the childhood the people who make and enforce these rules must have had.  It makes me sad.
 
2013-05-31 09:29:53 PM  
*sigh*
 
2013-05-31 09:33:06 PM  
Words fail me.  The stupid burns.
 
2013-05-31 09:40:19 PM  
I used to have cap guns including a cool rifle and M-16. So there must be an AK-47 version these days.
 
2013-05-31 09:41:29 PM  
I need to move.
 
2013-05-31 09:44:14 PM  

timujin: I always wonder about the childhood the people who make and enforce these rules must have had.  It makes me sad.


They didn't have one. School admins are born full adults. The loss of brains accelerates growth.
 
2013-05-31 09:47:37 PM  
And TV has done its job. Well done, mass media.
 
2013-05-31 09:57:04 PM  
The best way to handle these things is to feign as much indignation as the principal while in his office.  Then take your kid for ice cream  and have a good laugh over it.  Spares you the principal's double-down tirade.
 
2013-05-31 10:17:37 PM  
Hey guys, how you doing?

God, these pretzels suck.

My day's been pretty good. Actually bought a pony today made of  solid diamonds.
 
2013-05-31 10:20:52 PM  
i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-31 10:50:34 PM  
Nearly forty years ago, I had my cap gun taken away from me as my luggage went through the airport's xray scanner.  I have not slept a day since.
 
2013-05-31 10:51:44 PM  

timujin: I always wonder about the childhood the people who make and enforce these rules must have had.  It makes me sad.


They clearly were not beaten enough by a father figure for being whiny little shiat stains upon society
 
2013-05-31 10:53:28 PM  

timujin: I always wonder about the childhood the people who make and enforce these rules must have had.  It makes me sad.


Hall monitors. Each and every one of them.

True fact.
 
2013-05-31 10:53:46 PM  
I'd send him to school the next day anyway.
 
2013-05-31 10:54:28 PM  
No, I'm serious. A solid diamond pony. Cost me a fortune.

Look. I'll get her.

OH BUTT STALLION! COME HERE GIRL!
 
2013-05-31 10:54:29 PM  
Why is what they did bad? I had the typical toy guns when I was a kid in the 60's. But I wasn't stupid enough to take one to school, even with the far less safety crazy society of the time.
 
2013-05-31 10:57:22 PM  
The mother, a school teacher herself, said her son was "all bugs and frogs and cowboys

Sounds like ADD.

There's a pill for that.
 
2013-05-31 10:58:22 PM  
He shoulda busted a cap in his ass!

/paper tape or plastic ring?
 
2013-05-31 10:58:28 PM  

ArkAngel: timujin: I always wonder about the childhood the people who make and enforce these rules must have had.  It makes me sad.

They didn't have one. School admins are born full adults. The loss of brains accelerates growth.


3.bp.blogspot.com

I detest children. I'm glad I never was one.
 
2013-05-31 11:00:03 PM  
when I was younger and my friends and I wanted to start fires and couldn't get our hands on matches or lighters we would use roll-caps.

www.tintoyarcade.com

we'd ride our bikes to 7-11, buy as many roll-caps as we could afford, go to the near-by field, gather some dead grass, place all the whole rolls in a pile and smash down on them with a rock or brick. one good, quick hit would be a loud bang and the paper shavings would hopefully catch and then we'd feed it bigger with the cardboard boxes.

instant fire.

/and we weren't psychotic or troublesome and we always peed the fire out before it got out of control.
 
2013-05-31 11:00:55 PM  

phrawgh: He shoulda busted a cap in his ass!

/paper tape or plastic ring?


Dude. Paper tape. 100 ct. Way more shots.
 
2013-05-31 11:01:02 PM  
Okay this "Zero Tolerance" shiat has gone too far. When I was in grade school, near my bus stop there was a variety store that sold all kinds of stuff that a school kid would want to spend their money on, including the Star Wars trading cards, and cap guns. I'm pretty sure more than one kid bought those cap guns. I just wanted to buy the strips to hit and make the dots go pop. No one thought those things were dangerous.

I can't believe that no matter what happens the kids will still have to sit out the rest of the school year.
 
2013-05-31 11:01:29 PM  

Fire the principle for his stupidity, immediately.



/zero tolerance.
 
2013-05-31 11:01:37 PM  
"According to the kindergartner's mother...."
 
2013-05-31 11:03:10 PM  

timujin: I always wonder about the childhood the people who make and enforce these rules must have had.  It makes me sad.


They had normal ones, they just dont think anybody else should be able to have any fun.
 
2013-05-31 11:07:00 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Why is what they did bad? I had the typical toy guns when I was a kid in the 60's. But I wasn't stupid enough to take one to school, even with the far less safety crazy society of the time.


I would think that if the teacher were to take the gun and put it in his or her desk drawer and then gave it back at the end of the day, that would be sufficient--whether the damn thing was "loaded" or not.

But that's just me.
 
2013-05-31 11:10:56 PM  
Robin Ficker is ALSO THE ATTORNEY FOR THE POP-TART GUN KID.
 
2013-05-31 11:11:00 PM  
If he'd had one of these, would they have called SAC?
i9.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-31 11:11:53 PM  
I grew up with lawn darts for afternoon entertainment, cyanide of lead for yellow jackets, unlimited .22 rimfire ammo for Saturday mornings on the veranda, leaded gasoline at 23 cents a gallon, and rarely went anywhere without my toy gun.

So there.
 
2013-05-31 11:12:26 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: If he'd had one of these, would they have called SAC?
[i9.photobucket.com image 640x480]


Oh my god! I used to have one of those! It was like the most awesome thing EVER! (I never took it to school, though.)

Thanks for the blast from the past.
 
2013-05-31 11:12:35 PM  
Zero tolerance = zero thought. Great example you're setting for the sheep there.
 
2013-05-31 11:14:26 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: If he'd had one of these, would they have called SAC?
[i9.photobucket.com image 640x480]


I'm I the only one that thinks that would be perfect for a Fallout game?
 
2013-05-31 11:15:45 PM  
Meanwhile in Texas, Rick Perry gets to sign a law allowing kids with gun permits to bring their real guns to school, just keep 'em in the trunk.

Never seen a pickup truck with a trunk.
 
2013-05-31 11:16:14 PM  

Secret Agent X23: Bonanza Jellybean: If he'd had one of these, would they have called SAC?
[i9.photobucket.com image 640x480]

Oh my god! I used to have one of those! It was like the most awesome thing EVER! (I never took it to school, though.)

Thanks for the blast from the past.


I had one too. Very cool toy.
 
2013-05-31 11:16:34 PM  
Typical liberals
 
2013-05-31 11:19:17 PM  

gameshowhost: phrawgh: He shoulda busted a cap in his ass!

/paper tape or plastic ring?

Dude. Paper tape. 100 ct. Way more shots.


And that smell ... god I loved the smell of popped paper caps
 
2013-05-31 11:19:57 PM  
Phew.   That was a close call.  That kid could might have not harmed anyone with that gun!  Lock him up and throw away the key!
 
2013-05-31 11:20:33 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: shiat stains upon society


My new favorite phrase describing my neighbors. Thanks!
 
2013-05-31 11:23:12 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I grew up with lawn darts for afternoon entertainment, cyanide of lead for yellow jackets, unlimited .22 rimfire ammo for Saturday mornings on the veranda, leaded gasoline at 23 cents a gallon, and rarely went anywhere without my toy gun.

So there.


^That^

/lawn
 
2013-05-31 11:23:26 PM  

Secret Agent X23: Pointy Tail of Satan: Why is what they did bad? I had the typical toy guns when I was a kid in the 60's. But I wasn't stupid enough to take one to school, even with the far less safety crazy society of the time.

I would think that if the teacher were to take the gun and put it in his or her desk drawer and then gave it back at the end of the day, that would be sufficient--whether the damn thing was "loaded" or not.

But that's just me.


But, yes, let's go ahead and blame the school rather than the kid who brought the toy gun. That'll make everything better.

/Again, we wonder why kids are so farked up these days.
 
2013-05-31 11:24:11 PM  
I once brought a cap gun to school.  It was 1997, my senior year.  I was in creative writing and at the end of the year we broke into small groups and wrote short plays and then acted them out.  It was four of us, two guys, two girls.  The play was I was the good guy, beat up the bad guy, win the heart of the cute red head with the nice legs and rack.  Yes, I did write a good chunk of this, but surprisingly, everyone else was in support of this story line.  Well, in the play, we were to have a fight between me and the other dude.  We had a fight choreographed.  That weekend I was watching 'Raiders of the Lost Ark" and when I saw the scene with Indiana killing the swordsman, I got inspired.  The play was on Monday, so that weekend I bought a cap gun (plastic ring), brought it to the school and showed and told no one.  During the play, we got to the fight scene.  He moved to attack me, I pulled out the gun (hid it in the back of my pants) and pulled the trigger six times.  It was an awesome surprise.  The look in his face was priceless.  Wrapping the red head in my arms, putting my foot on the other dude's chest and finishing up my lines and running off with her into the back of the classroom was awesome.  Yeah, some people complained about the noise of the cap gun going off.

For the play, I got an A.  All I got was just complaints about how noisy that was.  Had I done that today, the cops would have been called.
 
2013-05-31 11:24:19 PM  

calbert: when I was younger and my friends and I wanted to start fires and couldn't get our hands on matches or lighters we would use roll-caps.

[www.tintoyarcade.com image 320x475]

we'd ride our bikes to 7-11, buy as many roll-caps as we could afford, go to the near-by field, gather some dead grass, place all the whole rolls in a pile and smash down on them with a rock or brick. one good, quick hit would be a loud bang and the paper shavings would hopefully catch and then we'd feed it bigger with the cardboard boxes.

instant fire.

/and we weren't psychotic or troublesome and we always peed the fire out before it got out of control.


So you had a wiener roast?
 
2013-05-31 11:24:34 PM  

NASAM: Typical liberals


0 tolerance policy screams right wing wack job not liberals, consertaves want to tell everyone else how to live but the rules don't apply to them unless the people that bribe them say otherwise and liberals want everyone to do whatever they want as long as it does not hurt anyone else unless the people that bribe them say otherwise
 
2013-05-31 11:24:56 PM  

Secret Agent X23: Bonanza Jellybean: If he'd had one of these, would they have called SAC?
[i9.photobucket.com image 640x480]

Oh my god! I used to have one of those! It was like the most awesome thing EVER! (I never took it to school, though.)

Thanks for the blast from the past.


What about that pump up bazooka sonic blaster one. You remember that? Ah, good times......
 
2013-05-31 11:25:29 PM  

BitwiseShift: Meanwhile in Texas, Rick Perry gets to sign a law allowing kids with gun permits to bring their real guns to school, just keep 'em in the trunk.

Never seen a pickup truck with a trunk.


Meh.

Texas: even when it's right, you can be sure it's for the wrong reasons...
 
2013-05-31 11:27:12 PM  

IlGreven: Secret Agent X23: Pointy Tail of Satan: Why is what they did bad? I had the typical toy guns when I was a kid in the 60's. But I wasn't stupid enough to take one to school, even with the far less safety crazy society of the time.

I would think that if the teacher were to take the gun and put it in his or her desk drawer and then gave it back at the end of the day, that would be sufficient--whether the damn thing was "loaded" or not.

But that's just me.

But, yes, let's go ahead and blame the school rather than the kid who brought the toy gun. That'll make everything better.

/Again, we wonder why kids are so farked up these days.


I'm proposing they take the toy away from him during school hours (whatever the toy might be, whether it's a gun or Hot Wheels car or stuffed animal or Barbie doll).

What more needs to be done?
 
2013-05-31 11:27:15 PM  

Kenny B: Smeggy Smurf: shiat stains upon society

My new favorite phrase describing my neighbors. Thanks!


Crotch muffins.
Acid casualties of the drug wars.
Snifflette.
Ticket scratchers
Breeders, greeders, and bottom feeders.
Whatever.
That's why I have elected to not hear my neighbor's toilet flush for as long as I can hold title to not living next door to bloaters, floaters, smokers, tokers, midnight jokers, and pawns, prawns, and spawns of iniquity.
People suck, and people with kids suck moar.
To Wit: TFA.
 
2013-05-31 11:28:04 PM  

timujin: I always wonder about the childhood the people who make and enforce these rules must have had.  It makes me sad.


My principle spent part of his youth in a WWII Japanese internment camp.

To have been in his school, you'd have thought he was a Nazi.

He had a severe dislike of any student that didn't completely respect and bend to his authority and he made it his mission to break those kids.
 
2013-05-31 11:28:14 PM  

IlGreven: Again, we wonder why kids are so farked up these days.


farking helicopter parents and overzealous control freaks like you.

I carried a knife with me every day from the age of 9 forward.  A real live knife with a sharp damned edge.  I'm 40 and I've still got the thing in my pocket.  Teachers knew, but nobody got expelled.  I was hardly alone in this behavior.

Where's your problem with a cap gun?
 
2013-05-31 11:32:12 PM  
10 years ago, TFA would read like an ONION article.
Fark this world.
And all of you people who condone this sort of farked up response.
 
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