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(NYPost)   Boy in special-needs school points rolled-up paper "gun" at classmates. You can guess what happens next   (nypost.com ) divider line
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2014-06-17 12:14:25 AM  
My guess was wrong. There was no mention of the kid being tazed anywhere in the article.
 
2014-06-17 12:28:06 AM  
From the pic in TFA, that's a scary looking kid. If pets kept disappearing in the neighborhood, I'd check his bedroom for cat skeletons first.
 
2014-06-17 12:35:44 AM  
If the school is actually for kids with behavior problems they deal with this stuff every day. My son goes to a school where kids have Autism and also Emotional Disabilities. You work through this stuff with the kid and not allow them to have a back pack for a few weeks. Hell kids threaten this kind of stuff everyday at level 5 schools. A kid on my Social Work case load greatness to kill or maim staff daily, they ignore it because she does it to get a rise out of people and has no access to guns at home. I'm not sure this woman was enrolling her son into what she thought it was.
 
2014-06-17 12:37:58 AM  
He fixes the cable?
 
2014-06-17 12:40:21 AM  

MrBallou: From the pic in TFA, that's a scary looking kid. If pets kept disappearing in the neighborhood, I'd check his bedroom for cat skeletons first.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-17 12:52:58 AM  
1. 8 year old in the first year of school.
2. $119,500 for 5 month's tuition.
3. The school saying we hope you'll come back after one year of homeschooling.
4. All this and the parents are divorcing.

This is like dog years or centimeters or converting dollars into Burmese kyat by the official rate. Somehow the math doesn't add up. The expulsion does add up though....take the money and if you want us so badly pay double next time. Private schools can pick and choose their students you know.
 
2014-06-17 12:53:44 AM  
You know...I think most teachers give these things a pass and shrug it off.

Except when the kid doing it pretty much makes the teacher say "I'm even tried of you shait" and goes full throw the book.
 
2014-06-17 01:17:54 AM  

MrBallou: From the pic in TFA, that's a scary looking kid. If pets kept disappearing in the neighborhood, I'd check his bedroom for cat skeletons first.


ya, he looks like a real psycho....

/not really
 
2014-06-17 01:18:14 AM  
Never bring a piece of paper to a finger gun fight.

www.libertynews.com
 
2014-06-17 01:28:05 AM  
I actually thought the classmate was going to pull out a real gun and shoot him, so it ended up being a feel-good story
 
2014-06-17 01:29:38 AM  
mommy isnt telling the whole story, no way.
 
2014-06-17 01:32:34 AM  
To be fair, based on what's in the article, this kid does sound like someone you'd expect to shoot up a school in another 8-10 years or so.
 
2014-06-17 01:33:47 AM  
I don't think a day went by in grade school where someone didn't they were going to kill someone.

It doesn't mean I was going to go all columbiney,  it's just a phrase.

/Zero tolerance equals zero brains.
 
2014-06-17 01:33:55 AM  
Everybody whining and whinging about school shooting complains that they didn't see the signs, their kid didn't get the treatment he deserved, etc.

Here?  If this 'special needs' child were never to have been punished for death threats and a simulated gun, he would have progressed to death actions with a real gun.

This is a future school shooting, aborted before viability.  Eating a pop-tart in the shape of gun is harmless.  This kid would've shot somebody if he'd gotten his hands on a real gun.  The school is a pretty big f*cking hero in this case.
 
2014-06-17 01:34:00 AM  

Gwendolyn: If the school is actually for kids with behavior problems they deal with this stuff every day. My son goes to a school where kids have Autism and also Emotional Disabilities. You work through this stuff with the kid and not allow them to have a back pack for a few weeks. Hell kids threaten this kind of stuff everyday at level 5 schools. A kid on my Social Work case load greatness to kill or maim staff daily, they ignore it because she does it to get a rise out of people and has no access to guns at home. I'm not sure this woman was enrolling her son into what she thought it was.


Our school district has one school for the window lickers who ride the short bus, they have a looser set of rules to deal with unruly kids, in short the have to use judgement
 
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2014-06-17 01:34:05 AM  
A paper bazooka would kill us both at that range
 
2014-06-17 01:34:29 AM  
boy is sent to shawshank?
 
2014-06-17 01:37:49 AM  
this is a school solely designed to separate retarded rich people from their money
 
2014-06-17 01:39:06 AM  
The police tasered him, and then went to his house and shot his dog?
 
2014-06-17 01:39:24 AM  

Duke_leto_Atredes: Gwendolyn: If the school is actually for kids with behavior problems they deal with this stuff every day. My son goes to a school where kids have Autism and also Emotional Disabilities. You work through this stuff with the kid and not allow them to have a back pack for a few weeks. Hell kids threaten this kind of stuff everyday at level 5 schools. A kid on my Social Work case load greatness to kill or maim staff daily, they ignore it because she does it to get a rise out of people and has no access to guns at home. I'm not sure this woman was enrolling her son into what she thought it was.

Our school district has one school for the window lickers who ride the short bus, they have a looser set of rules to deal with unruly kids, in short the have to use judgement


Is that even allowed of school administrators?
 
2014-06-17 01:41:21 AM  

The_Sponge: He fixes the cable?


Don't be fatuous...
 
2014-06-17 01:41:53 AM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: this is a school solely designed to separate retarded rich people from their money


I thought it was a school designed to separate rich people from their retarded kids
 
2014-06-17 01:42:02 AM  

syrynxx: Everybody whining and whinging about school shooting complains that they didn't see the signs, their kid didn't get the treatment he deserved, etc.

Here?  If this 'special needs' child were never to have been punished for death threats and a simulated gun, he would have progressed to death actions with a real gun.

This is a future school shooting, aborted before viability.  Eating a pop-tart in the shape of gun is harmless.  This kid would've shot somebody if he'd gotten his hands on a real gun.  The school is a pretty big f*cking hero in this case.


Do you wear a helmet even when not playing sports?
 
2014-06-17 01:42:27 AM  
Sounds like this kid has a pattern of threatening a particular girl.
Why the fnck is Mom helping him make paper shotguns?

/doesn't her kid deserve the real thing?
 
2014-06-17 01:46:24 AM  

The_Sponge: He fixes the cable?


The story is ludicrous.
 
2014-06-17 01:49:17 AM  
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-17 01:50:13 AM  

MrBallou: From the pic in TFA, that's a scary looking kid. If pets kept disappearing in the neighborhood, I'd check his bedroom for cat skeletons first.


Nailed it.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 01:51:07 AM  

ArkAngel: Duke_leto_Atredes: Gwendolyn: If the school is actually for kids with behavior problems they deal with this stuff every day. My son goes to a school where kids have Autism and also Emotional Disabilities. You work through this stuff with the kid and not allow them to have a back pack for a few weeks. Hell kids threaten this kind of stuff everyday at level 5 schools. A kid on my Social Work case load greatness to kill or maim staff daily, they ignore it because she does it to get a rise out of people and has no access to guns at home. I'm not sure this woman was enrolling her son into what she thought it was.

Our school district has one school for the window lickers who ride the short bus, they have a looser set of rules to deal with unruly kids, in short the have to use judgement

Is that even allowed of school administrators?


deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com

"No one would like to celebrate your love more than I, but I'm a public servant, and not permitted to use my own judgement in any way."
 
2014-06-17 01:52:56 AM  
Stupid retard.

I meant Principal Micaela Bracamonte.
 
2014-06-17 01:53:25 AM  
He fixes the potato?
 
2014-06-17 01:54:00 AM  
Made him eat Pop Tarts?
 
2014-06-17 01:54:48 AM  
NYP is apparently trying to be the US's version of the Daily Mail lately, so I can only assume all their stories are fake, too.
 
2014-06-17 01:57:35 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 01:57:39 AM  
Healthcare.
 
2014-06-17 02:01:19 AM  
home.comcast.net
 
2014-06-17 02:01:52 AM  
120k in 5 months? I'm clearly in the wrong profession. Time to open a private school! I'll be hiring 1-2 teachers at 50% above the going rate for public school.

If there are any concerns I can be reached at my office on an island full of liquor and naked women.
 
2014-06-17 02:12:14 AM  

MrBallou: From the pic in TFA, that's a scary looking kid. If pets kept disappearing in the neighborhood, I'd check his bedroom for cat skeletons first.


...which is why the Post used that photo.
 
2014-06-17 02:16:14 AM  

drwiki: 120k in 5 months? I'm clearly in the wrong profession. Time to open a private school! I'll be hiring 1-2 teachers at 50% above the going rate for public school.

If there are any concerns I can be reached at my office on an island full of liquor and naked women.


The kid's retarded, and thus needs closer supervision.

A teacher at a public school makes 43k$ a year on average to look after 20-30 students at a time.  A special ed class requires easily one teacher per five kids, maybe more.  So the cost increase being a factor of five or ten when you stack that with retard-herding requiring an extra couple years of training over regular-dumb-kid herding isn't unreasonable.

// Plus, higher innate liability.  Normal kids aren't fully legally responsible for themselves, but if they do something like lock themselves in the bathroom and hang themselves it's not really the schools' fault.  With mentally defective kids... it is.  So you have to watch 'em everywhere, which is extra work as well.
 
2014-06-17 02:25:50 AM  
A paper gun? That's bad enough. What if it been a paper drone?!?!?


cdn.instructables.com
 
2014-06-17 02:28:20 AM  

syrynxx: Everybody whining and whinging about school shooting complains that they didn't see the signs, their kid didn't get the treatment he deserved, etc.

Here?  If this 'special needs' child were never to have been punished for death threats and a simulated gun, he would have progressed to death actions with a real gun.

This is a future school shooting, aborted before viability.  Eating a pop-tart in the shape of gun is harmless.  This kid would've shot somebody if he'd gotten his hands on a real gun.  The school is a pretty big f*cking hero in this case.


Sinceyou can see into the future I
I hope you're warning all the schools of all the kids who're going to shoot 'em up.
 
2014-06-17 02:29:32 AM  
lh3.ggpht.com

/I'm a monster
 
2014-06-17 02:40:59 AM  

Jim_Callahan: NYP is apparently trying to be the US's version of the Daily Mail lately, so I can only assume all their stories are fake, too.


Lately?
 
2014-06-17 02:55:34 AM  

Jim_Callahan: drwiki: 120k in 5 months? I'm clearly in the wrong profession. Time to open a private school! I'll be hiring 1-2 teachers at 50% above the going rate for public school.

If there are any concerns I can be reached at my office on an island full of liquor and naked women.

The kid's retarded, and thus needs closer supervision.

A teacher at a public school makes 43k$ a year on average to look after 20-30 students at a time.  A special ed class requires easily one teacher per five kids, maybe more.  So the cost increase being a factor of five or ten when you stack that with retard-herding requiring an extra couple years of training over regular-dumb-kid herding isn't unreasonable.

// Plus, higher innate liability.  Normal kids aren't fully legally responsible for themselves, but if they do something like lock themselves in the bathroom and hang themselves it's not really the schools' fault.  With mentally defective kids... it is.  So you have to watch 'em everywhere, which is extra work as well.


Plus the fact that TFA mentions they got a one-on-one teacher for him as part of the deal.
 
2014-06-17 03:47:44 AM  

The_Sponge: He fixes the cable?


Wrong porno
 
2014-06-17 03:52:17 AM  
And he's a ginger....
 
2014-06-17 03:57:55 AM  
Asher, who has been diagnosed with ADHD and problems communicating

In my day, that was not special needs. That was just asshole kid.

drwiki: 120k in 5 months? I'm clearly in the wrong profession. Time to open a private school! I'll be hiring 1-2 teachers at 50% above the going rate for public school.

If there are any concerns I can be reached at my office on an island full of liquor and naked women.


cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-06-17 04:24:25 AM  

syrynxx: Everybody whining and whinging about school shooting complains that they didn't see the signs, their kid didn't get the treatment he deserved, etc.

Here?  If this 'special needs' child were never to have been punished for death threats and a simulated gun, he would have progressed to death actions with a real gun.

This is a future school shooting, aborted before viability.  Eating a pop-tart in the shape of gun is harmless.  This kid would've shot somebody if he'd gotten his hands on a real gun.  The school is a pretty big f*cking hero in this case.


10/10 would bite again
 
2014-06-17 05:37:11 AM  

Prophet of Loss: /I'm a monster


Nice SIG. 226, it looks like. Double-stack magazine. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 18 rounds, depending on font size. Effective.

It fires dashes, doesn't it?
 
2014-06-17 05:45:24 AM  
He fixed the cable?
 
2014-06-17 06:18:38 AM  

Kuroboom: My guess was wrong. There was no mention of the kid being tazed anywhere in the article.


I'm waiting for that and/or a Rodney King style 'stop resisting' moment. Don't think it'll happen? there's always a few super whacks hidding in the ranks of the boys in blue that go all out as soon as he hears the phrase 'weapon' in the call.

It's like watching a trained, rabid pug run wild.
 
2014-06-17 07:06:46 AM  

Boo_Guy: I don't think a day went by in grade school where someone didn't they were going to kill someone.

It doesn't mean I was going to go all columbiney,  it's just a phrase.

/Zero tolerance equals zero brains.


ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE

Learn it.
Know it.
Live it.
 
2014-06-17 07:32:26 AM  
Subby, you might not understand how this works yet, but responsible adults need to make rules like this that keep all of us safe.  Such rules, while often unpopular among those who value guns over the safety of our children, are ultimately how society comes up with REASONABLE policies that keep us all safer from the kind of people who own guns.
 
2014-06-17 07:52:13 AM  
Did they at least try rock, paper, scissors to sort it out?
 
2014-06-17 07:53:39 AM  
Good call.  

I'm sure there is now absolutely no chance he will return to said school in 8-10 years, pissed off and seeking revenge.
 
2014-06-17 07:53:43 AM  
Let me guess:
The retard got into trouble?

For suspending the student.


/if kid was a menace to other kids, I mean a real menace, then this is the wrong environment and I'd go with 1-to-1 teaching at home
 
2014-06-17 07:57:32 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Sounds like this kid has a pattern of threatening a particular girl.
Why the fnck is Mom helping him make paper shotguns?

/doesn't her kid deserve the real thing?


The pattern I threatens ing a particular girl is probably because he thinks she's pretty.
 
2014-06-17 07:58:40 AM  

dv-ous: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Sounds like this kid has a pattern of threatening a particular girl.
Why the fnck is Mom helping him make paper shotguns?

/doesn't her kid deserve the real thing?

The pattern I threatens ing a particular girl is probably because he thinks she's pretty.


"The pattern of threatening"

Proofreading. It works.
 
2014-06-17 08:08:40 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: and there is where they failed.


I addressed that point of view.
 
2014-06-17 08:24:12 AM  

dittybopper: Boo_Guy: I don't think a day went by in grade school where someone didn't they were going to kill someone.

It doesn't mean I was going to go all columbiney,  it's just a phrase.

/Zero tolerance equals zero brains.

ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE

Learn it.
Know it.
Live it.


It's the private market at work. Deal with it, libtard.
 
2014-06-17 08:30:09 AM  
Should have tazed the hell out of that kid.
 
2014-06-17 08:33:40 AM  
Normally, I'm all in favor of yelling about the stupidity of school administrators. But this puts a bit of a different spin on it:

She added that the boy "had a concrete plan for killing [a female student] that he would not retract after discussion with our psych staff ... that he was physically and verbally aggressive at a whole new level only last week ...

I may have side with the school just this one time. The kid's not "retarded", he has ADHD and "problems communicating", so he has the cognitive capacity to grasp the concept of there being consequences for threats and physical aggression.
 
2014-06-17 08:35:21 AM  
"I may have side"

Side of beef with a side of fries?

[sigh]

That should be "I may have to side".

/moar coffee
 
2014-06-17 08:51:19 AM  
give the other kid a rock.
 
2014-06-17 09:07:53 AM  

Son of Thunder: Normally, I'm all in favor of yelling about the stupidity of school administrators. But this puts a bit of a different spin on it:

She added that the boy "had a concrete plan for killing [a female student] that he would not retract after discussion with our psych staff ... that he was physically and verbally aggressive at a whole new level only last week ...

I may have side with the school just this one time. The kid's not "retarded", he has ADHD and "problems communicating", so he has the cognitive capacity to grasp the concept of there being consequences for threats and physical aggression.


Agreed, but for all the talk of treating mental health issues to prevent school shootings, this seems counterproductive.  They have him in a system designed to deal with troubled kids and as soon as the "trouble" is the supposed threat of a gun...they throw him out?

Pretty stupid if you ask me.
 
2014-06-17 09:16:17 AM  

AngryDragon: Son of Thunder: Normally, I'm all in favor of yelling about the stupidity of school administrators. But this puts a bit of a different spin on it:

She added that the boy "had a concrete plan for killing [a female student] that he would not retract after discussion with our psych staff ... that he was physically and verbally aggressive at a whole new level only last week ...

I may have side with the school just this one time. The kid's not "retarded", he has ADHD and "problems communicating", so he has the cognitive capacity to grasp the concept of there being consequences for threats and physical aggression.

Agreed, but for all the talk of treating mental health issues to prevent school shootings, this seems counterproductive.  They have him in a system designed to deal with troubled kids and as soon as the "trouble" is the supposed threat of a gun...they throw him out?

Pretty stupid if you ask me.


His training was complete.
 
2014-06-17 09:40:46 AM  
The school claimed Asher also said he'd "kill'' a girl in a separate incident - a typical argument between youngsters. While her son may have made the threat, Spadone said, people use the word "kill'' all the time, and it shouldn't be taken literally. "Why, I say I'll kill people all the time," Spadone continued. "I'll kill the mailman for delivering my mail late. I'll kill my husband for complaining about dinner. I'll farking kill you if you misquote me."
 
2014-06-17 09:48:09 AM  
I know the kid is special needs and all, but that is one lame paper gun. At his age I made pretty accurate replicas of various armaments, trying to get the barrel, buttstock, sights and trigger just right. My dad encouraged it, but I think he was glad when I moved on to model ships and airplanes.

/ never owned a firearm
// never assaulted a classmate
/// except once with a medicine ball, but to be fair, I thought he'd catch it, not fall over trying!
 
2014-06-17 09:51:22 AM  
you make throwing stars out of paper, noob you use sticks to make guns.
 
2014-06-17 10:16:14 AM  

Theaetetus: The school claimed Asher also said he'd "kill'' a girl in a separate incident - a typical argument between youngsters. While her son may have made the threat, Spadone said, people use the word "kill'' all the time, and it shouldn't be taken literally. "Why, I say I'll kill people all the time," Spadone continued. "I'll kill the mailman for delivering my mail late. I'll kill my husband for complaining about dinner. I'll farking kill you if you misquote me."


She added that the boy "had a concrete plan for killing [a female student] that he would not retract after discussion with our psych staff ...


Kid's a psychopath.
 
2014-06-17 10:25:40 AM  

Headso: you make throwing stars out of paper, noob you use sticks to make guns.


Now we understand why he's special needs.
 
2014-06-17 10:42:49 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: GoldSpider: Subby, you might not understand how this works yet, but responsible adults need to make rules like this that keep all of us safe.  Such rules, while often unpopular among those who value guns over the safety of our children, are ultimately how society comes up with REASONABLE policies that keep us all safer from the kind of people who own guns.

and there is where they failed.


They keep saying "Reasonable" and then they go all Dolores Umbridge on everybody.

img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-17 10:45:14 AM  
I don't care. If we have to live in a country where every adult with a Wolverines sex fantasy and a sub-optimal IQ can arm himself to the teeth and walk around a Chipotle thumping his chest, then we might as well live in a country where every kid who crooks his fingers perpendicular and points the index at someone gets expelled.

If we're going to be retards about guns, we might as well be full spectrum retards. No sense in half-assing it.
 
2014-06-17 10:48:44 AM  

skozlaw: I don't care. If we have to live in a country where every adult with a Wolverines sex fantasy and a sub-optimal IQ can arm himself to the teeth and walk around a Chipotle thumping his chest, then we might as well live in a country where every kid who crooks his fingers perpendicular and points the index at someone gets expelled.

If we're going to be retards about guns, we might as well be full spectrum retards. No sense in half-assing it.


Mission Accomplished!
 
2014-06-17 11:07:42 AM  
The paper gun is just click bait in the story.  The kid's parents are getting divorced, he's hyperactive to start with so no big surprise that the kid is acting out.  But he reportedly has a concrete plan for harming another student, won't de-escalate or disavow the plan even after the teacher and the school psychologist intervenes.   That's not usual, even in a special education setting. The parents tell the Post that the "aggressive role model" comments made by school staff were based on the father's past military service- but did the school staff even know he was a vet? Dad's in private equity and Mom seems to be doing a pretty aggressive PR campaign against the school principal.  Maybe the aggressive role model comments are rooted in the parent's response to the discipline of the kid for the paper gun incident and not Dad's military service.


I'm skeptical that there was anything provision in the contract that granted a guaranteed a right of renewal or tied the schools hands on expelling students for violations of school rules- but if the parents can point to one I'm sure we'll see that brought up in litigation.  I'm sure that the parents of other students (especially the one this kid has targeted) who've paid a boatload of tuition might be inclined to argue that they don't pay that boatload of money so their kid can be threatened by this kid.  Explain it to Dad in terms he'll understand- his kid is being spun off so that the school can concentrate on their better performing assets.
 
2014-06-17 12:08:11 PM  
Actually, after reading the headlines, knowing it was a school, I expected a SWAT team, handcuffs, tazers and this 90 lb kid being rushed off to jail, where assorted shrinks and lawyers would be waiting to examine his poorly designed paper shotgun and getting ready to label him as a dangerous psychopath.

Far too many folks these days forget that kids are going to be kids and some form of play violence is included. That is natural because of the enormous amount of energy kids have. I wonder how long before taking a toy car and smashing it through walls made of toy blocks becomes an indicator of a potential mass murderer in kids?
 
2014-06-17 12:52:30 PM  
Why isn't there a zero tolerance policy for educators/administrator who cannot tell the difference between a real gun and a piece of paper?
 
2014-06-17 01:11:25 PM  
''he was physically and verbally aggressive at a whole new level only last week...''

Do schools like this keep video records of the kids?
 
2014-06-17 01:12:18 PM  

AngryDragon: Mission Accomplished!


Oh, no... no no no... we can be MUCH more retarded. Have faith.
 
2014-06-17 02:14:57 PM  
"I don't see it tenable at this stage that Asher receive a warning for the specific behavior we've agreed on targeting - i.e. use of pretend guns on fellow students and mention of killing.''
She added that the boy "had a concrete plan for killing [a female student] that he would not retract after discussion with our psych staff ... that he was physically and verbally aggressive at a whole new level only last week ... He might well present a risk to the emotional and possibly (though remotely so) physical safety and well-being of his classmates.''


~shrugs~  If they ignored it and he actually did something everyone would be screaming, "Why didn't you do anything??!?!?  You saw the signs!!!!!"
 
2014-06-17 02:46:13 PM  

phrawgh: A paper gun? That's bad enough. What if it been a paper drone?!?!?


Are you sure that's not a botched attempt at a paper dildo?
 
2014-06-17 03:03:43 PM  

Kuroboom: My guess was wrong. There was no mention of the kid being tazed anywhere in the article.


Or being shot 45 times.
 
2014-06-17 03:37:14 PM  
I don't see a good future for this kid.

At eight, he has been marked in the public record as a possbile menace. It is a mark that will not go away.

Do you think any other school that can avoid it is going to take a risk and enroll him in the future?
 
2014-06-17 04:11:22 PM  

darthaegis: "I don't see it tenable at this stage that Asher receive a warning for the specific behavior we've agreed on targeting - i.e. use of pretend guns on fellow students and mention of killing.''
She added that the boy "had a concrete plan for killing [a female student] that he would not retract after discussion with our psych staff ... that he was physically and verbally aggressive at a whole new level only last week ... He might well present a risk to the emotional and possibly (though remotely so) physical safety and well-being of his classmates.''

~shrugs~  If they ignored it and he actually did something everyone would be screaming, "Why didn't you do anything??!?!?  You saw the signs!!!!!"


Yea for once the article actuall has the "more to the story" in it.  This isn't 'zero tolerance' it's a troubled kid acting out.

On that note, I really hate the "special needs" thing being applied to every kid who doesn't go to regular school.  If your kid was expelled from regular school fro being out of control they are not "special needs", they are jerks who need (better)parents and intensive therapy.
 
2014-06-17 08:35:17 PM  

Rik01: Actually, after reading the headlines, knowing it was a school, I expected a SWAT team, handcuffs, tazers and this 90 lb kid being rushed off to jail, where assorted shrinks and lawyers would be waiting to examine his poorly designed paper shotgun and getting ready to label him as a dangerous psychopath.

Far too many folks these days forget that kids are going to be kids and some form of play violence is included. That is natural because of the enormous amount of energy kids have. I wonder how long before taking a toy car and smashing it through walls made of toy blocks becomes an indicator of a potential mass murderer in kids?


You know what i always found ironic? On -base day care for military dependent kids has a "no toy guns" policy, worldwide.

Kinda ironic, telling the kids they can't playact what their parents do for a living.
 
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