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2013-10-01 10:44:50 AM
It was a lot of years ago, but as I recall, Jimmy had the best machine gun sound, and Kenny could make an excellent shotgun noise and racking notion. Even that dweeb that lived by the playground, Thomas, could do a passable grenade throw and explosion.

I wonder if there is a reward for turning them in? Is there a statute of limitations on pretend weapons?
 
2013-10-01 11:08:11 AM
we need to outlaw fingers!
 
2013-10-01 11:19:56 AM
If we outlaw fingers we'll only be fingering outlaws, or something.
 
2013-10-01 12:17:14 PM
The world has gone mad.
 
2013-10-01 12:29:50 PM
When will enough be enough? What outrage has to happen before we get rid of zero tolerance?
 
2013-10-01 12:30:19 PM
Nice to hear from another responsible finger owner.

/America you are so farked once that generation has to face war.
 
2013-10-01 12:30:40 PM
How long before suspending one of these kids for a "fake gun" destroys their lives enough that they come back 10 years later with a real one?
 
2013-10-01 12:32:29 PM
This isn't even the first time this has happened.
 
2013-10-01 12:33:36 PM
Jordan's actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct

That's really all we need to know.  The kid broke the rules and is now dealing with the consequences.  If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.
 
2013-10-01 12:34:15 PM
I'm thinking there may be more to this story than the mother's side of it.
 
2013-10-01 12:34:16 PM
This is what happen when we let the whacko progressives run our schools.

Libs....you own this.

You need to tell your batshiat crazy NEA hacks, to let kids be kids.   Using a finger as a imaginary gun doesn't hurt anyone.   A kindergartner hugging another  kindergartner is not sexual harassment.   Two kids shooting airsoft guns (plastic BBs) 300 yards from a bus stop and miles from their school should not result in a 1 year suspension.  Cut the PC indoctrination bullshiat and just teach the farking kids reading, writing, and arithmetic.
 
2013-10-01 12:35:08 PM
The anti-gun Left is winning. Despite the fact that mass-shooting rates are essentially statistically insignificant, more and more people have been convinced to be terrified out of their minds, and convinced that only more laws will keep them safe from Life. It's post-9/11 "International Terrorism hysteria" all over again, and more Patriot Acts are being passed every day.
 
2013-10-01 12:37:08 PM

Lucky LaRue: That's really all we need to know.  The kid broke the rules and is now dealing with the consequences.  If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.


No we blame the officials for CREATING the rules in the first place.
 
2013-10-01 12:37:55 PM

mr_a: It was a lot of years ago, but as I recall, Jimmy had the best machine gun sound, and Kenny could make an excellent shotgun noise and racking notion. Even that dweeb that lived by the playground, Thomas, could do a passable grenade throw and explosion.

I wonder if there is a reward for turning them in? Is there a statute of limitations on pretend weapons?


More like a statute of IMITATIONS!
 
2013-10-01 12:37:59 PM
And don't even get started on how offensive this is to kids that are missing their index fingers.

Won't somebody think about the fingerless children??

/fingering slashie
 
2013-10-01 12:38:11 PM
Is pretending to be Leatherface and dance around in a chainsaw rampage still ok...?

How about pretending to slip something in one of the adult's drink of choice...?
 
2013-10-01 12:39:07 PM
 
2013-10-01 12:42:42 PM
When people become teachers they become dumb.
 
2013-10-01 12:43:56 PM

Lucky LaRue: Jordan's actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct

That's really all we need to know.  The kid broke the rules and is now dealing with the consequences.  If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.


I'm still a little suspicious of "He did something wrong, we just can't tell you what it is because of confidentiality."
 
2013-10-01 12:46:23 PM
I'm startign to think home schooling isn't so bad after all.
 
2013-10-01 12:54:54 PM

Lucky LaRue: Jordan's actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct

That's really all we need to know.  The kid broke the rules and is now dealing with the consequences.  If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.


The school's rules should be changed, but I blame the official too.  Refusing to follow bad rules is one way of causing change.  He could have taken a stand against them, or even quietly chosen not to enforce them.
 
2013-10-01 12:56:22 PM

another cultural observer: mr_a: It was a lot of years ago, but as I recall, Jimmy had the best machine gun sound, and Kenny could make an excellent shotgun noise and racking notion. Even that dweeb that lived by the playground, Thomas, could do a passable grenade throw and explosion.

I wonder if there is a reward for turning them in? Is there a statute of limitations on pretend weapons?

More like a statute of IMITATIONS!


*slowclap*
 
2013-10-01 01:00:13 PM
One good thing about living in Texas, I guess. 
My son was playing "Rock, Paper. Scissors" at recess and used "gun". Don't know why. 
He was..about 8, I guess. 
Just a bit of "Don't do that, Jack." from the teacher. I wouldn't have even known, had the boy not told me.
 
2013-10-01 01:02:44 PM

BigNumber12: The anti-gun Left is winning.


I don't even know if there are any guns anywhere, anymore.
 
2013-10-01 01:12:19 PM
A school representative said the district can't comment on the specifics of what happened because of confidentiality

So basically now if your kid gets suspended for being a discipline problem you just claim it's tangentially related to firearms and every gun nut in the country is behind you knee-jerking it to your fantasy of oppression.

Chumps.
 
2013-10-01 01:13:22 PM
The fun part of having violent little brats point pretend finger guns at your head is disarming them.

Billy, you'll get your fingers back when you learn how to use them safely.

I only practice tough love because your kid is tough to love.
 
2013-10-01 01:16:29 PM

Eponymous: This is what happen when we let the whacko progressives run our schools.

Libs....you own this.

You need to tell your batshiat crazy NEA hacks, to let kids be kids.   Using a finger as a imaginary gun doesn't hurt anyone.   A kindergartner hugging another  kindergartner is not sexual harassment.   Two kids shooting airsoft guns (plastic BBs) 300 yards from a bus stop and miles from their school should not result in a 1 year suspension.  Cut the PC indoctrination bullshiat and just teach the farking kids reading, writing, and arithmetic.


Flaming liberal here. My son is absolutely in love with all things guns. I have gone around with his school frequently because he tells people he has guns and he wants to show them. (for the record, no, my son does not own a gun, unless you call two pencils taped together a gun)

I'm way more interested in pressing the school to stop people from using racial slurs towards my son. I thought since racism was dead and gone I wouldn't have to fight battles about people using the N word in reference to him and kids picking on him based on his curly hair.

But go ahead, tell me about how my liberal PC agenda is ruining the country.
 
2013-10-01 01:16:53 PM
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Where will it end?
 
2013-10-01 01:17:07 PM
farking idiots, sue the crap out of them. This PC zero tolerance shiat has gone much too far.
 
2013-10-01 01:21:23 PM

TheDumbBlonde: The world has gone mad.


You just noticed this?
 
2013-10-01 01:22:46 PM
 
2013-10-01 01:38:31 PM
Yay for zero tolerance rules, helping lazy administrators avoid thinking for over 25 years.
 
2013-10-01 01:41:39 PM

Lucky LaRue: Jordan's actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct

That's really all we need to know.  The kid broke the rules and is now dealing with the consequences.  If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.


Except that when you try to change the rules, the people in charge either change it back, have you thrown out, or have you thrown in jail (depending on how much control they have over the community).
 
2013-10-01 01:47:13 PM

Lucky LaRue: Jordan's actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct

That's really all we need to know.  The kid broke the rules and is now dealing with the consequences.  If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.


Should have followed the rules.
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2013-10-01 02:48:02 PM

Josu: Lucky LaRue: Jordan's actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct

That's really all we need to know.  The kid broke the rules and is now dealing with the consequences.  If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.

The school's rules should be changed, but I blame the official too.  Refusing to follow bad rules is one way of causing change.  He could have taken a stand against them, or even quietly chosen not to enforce them.



Meh, I don't really think so. That's like saying the cops shouldn't arrest people for crimes because the cops don't think the laws are correct. If the rules are broken, parents should be getting involved. Don't expect the system to correct itself from within - it won't and probably shouldn't happen.
 
2013-10-01 02:48:41 PM
Girl Sailor:  My son is absolutely in love with all things guns. I have gone around with his school frequently because he tells people he has guns and he wants to show them. (for the record, no, my son does not own a gun, unless you call two pencils taped together a gun)


If I may offer a suggestion, assuming you haven't already, take your son to a shooting range or find a local benchrest match and start taking the mystery and novelty out of guns while teaching safety. This will greatly reduce the chances of him coming to harm should he find a gun or be around a friend who brings out dad's pistol while he's around.
If it's a hobby he enjoys, you can look more into it if you want to. It's a fun thing to do and can bring family members closer together.
If it's not, he at least will learn gun safety and safety is never a bad thing right?
 
2013-10-01 02:51:51 PM

ChaosStar: Girl Sailor:  My son is absolutely in love with all things guns. I have gone around with his school frequently because he tells people he has guns and he wants to show them. (for the record, no, my son does not own a gun, unless you call two pencils taped together a gun)


If I may offer a suggestion, assuming you haven't already, take your son to a shooting range or find a local benchrest match and start taking the mystery and novelty out of guns while teaching safety. This will greatly reduce the chances of him coming to harm should he find a gun or be around a friend who brings out dad's pistol while he's around.
If it's a hobby he enjoys, you can look more into it if you want to. It's a fun thing to do and can bring family members closer together.
If it's not, he at least will learn gun safety and safety is never a bad thing right?


That's actually a really good idea and I can honestly say it never occurred to me. I don't care to own a gun but I totally get what you're saying and I can't think of any reason to disagree.

Is there anything Fark can't do?
 
2013-10-01 02:58:13 PM

ChaosStar: Girl Sailor:  My son is absolutely in love with all things guns. I have gone around with his school frequently because he tells people he has guns and he wants to show them. (for the record, no, my son does not own a gun, unless you call two pencils taped together a gun)


If I may offer a suggestion, assuming you haven't already, take your son to a shooting range or find a local benchrest match and start taking the mystery and novelty out of guns while teaching safety. This will greatly reduce the chances of him coming to harm should he find a gun or be around a friend who brings out dad's pistol while he's around.


Maybe....
 
2013-10-01 03:08:04 PM

Lucky LaRue: Jordan's actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct

That's really all we need to know.  The kid broke the rules and is now dealing with the consequences.  If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.


I hope you're kidding or trolling. The rule he "broke" was probably something not actually applicable (like "threatening someone else") or under a catch-all "no violence or simulating violence" which can be used to apply to nearly anything.
 
2013-10-01 03:16:30 PM
Maybe....

And that article is why I will never own a gun.
 
2013-10-01 03:18:24 PM
This must be another one of those "common sense" restrictions I keep hearing about.
 
2013-10-01 03:33:40 PM
Bunch of lazy farking cowards hiding behind a rule book. Unfortunately, school boards tend to attract the same type of wrong headed people that HOAs attract for their boards.
 
2013-10-01 03:38:02 PM

Girl Sailor: ChaosStar: Girl Sailor:  My son is absolutely in love with all things guns. I have gone around with his school frequently because he tells people he has guns and he wants to show them. (for the record, no, my son does not own a gun, unless you call two pencils taped together a gun)


If I may offer a suggestion, assuming you haven't already, take your son to a shooting range or find a local benchrest match and start taking the mystery and novelty out of guns while teaching safety. This will greatly reduce the chances of him coming to harm should he find a gun or be around a friend who brings out dad's pistol while he's around.
If it's a hobby he enjoys, you can look more into it if you want to. It's a fun thing to do and can bring family members closer together.
If it's not, he at least will learn gun safety and safety is never a bad thing right?

That's actually a really good idea and I can honestly say it never occurred to me. I don't care to own a gun but I totally get what you're saying and I can't think of any reason to disagree.

Is there anything Fark can't do?


Wow, I'm actually smiling because of this. After watching adult children who have been elected to talk about this country's laws, compromise and work things out, I had forgotten that it actually existed.

Two people who likely don't see eye-to-eye on a few things actually acting like grown-ups and attempting to see things from the other's perspective? Rare, indeed.

Thanks, I feel better about my day.

/Kumbaya and all that.
 
2013-10-01 03:46:11 PM

Girl Sailor: Maybe....

And that article is why I will never own a gun.


You are justified in doing so, as firearms are impossible to secure against children, who are adept at cutting through solid metal safes or picking their locks.
 
2013-10-01 03:51:51 PM

Dimensio: Girl Sailor: Maybe....

And that article is why I will never own a gun.

You are justified in doing so, as firearms are impossible to secure against children, who are adept at cutting through solid metal safes or picking their locks.


...or finding your keys.
 
2013-10-01 03:56:12 PM
I remember I would go to school on Halloween wearing a leather-and-plastic Freddy Kruger glove.
Does that make me a terrorist?
 
2013-10-01 03:57:46 PM
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BANG!
 
2013-10-01 04:01:05 PM

Lucky LaRue: Jordan's actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct

That's really all we need to know.  The kid broke the rules and is now dealing with the consequences.  If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.


"I was just upholding the rules" hasn't flown as an excuse for a long time, especially when you're one of the people who makes the rules.
 
2013-10-01 04:02:26 PM
Look at it this way.  You've learned that you need to find a better school system.  The principal of that school would rather kick a kid out of school over nothing than actually educate that child.

Find a new school and tell the old principal to eat your sons dirty shorts.
 
2013-10-01 04:03:24 PM

Lucky LaRue: If you don't like the rules, change them, but don't blame officials for upholding them.


The officials who are upholding them are the same officials who made them.  "It's our rule" is no excuse.
 
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