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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Well after reading the article I feel as if its possible that the psych eval was in good intentions, he was drawing completely off topic (hes supposed to be drawing what he did for thanksgiving) and depicts a dead man crucified with XXs for eyes and a mouth.

    I would be slightly concerned. But given that we should fear popular sentiments Im not sure if I wouldve opted him in for a psych eval.

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    I just saw a short snippet of the story this morning, and was not aware of what had taken place because of the incident. It's really difficult to say what's in a 2nd-grader's mind, but yeah, if I was a teacher and a child this age drew this picture with his name as the crucified figure, it would concern me.
    As for a school suspension? Huge mistake imo. This child may need attention, not rejection.

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    I'm having a hard time believing the dad in this. Seems fishy.

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm having a hard time believing the dad in this. Seems fishy.
    I dunno, man. I can easily see a child drawing a morbid crucifixion figure if they had recently been to a catholic church. We Catholics have made it a competition to see which church has the most sublime image of the crucifixion to behold. LOL

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Am I missing something here? A kid draws a picture of someone crucified and labels it as himself, and that is "normal"? It would certainly warrant further investigation, but excluding him from school appears drastic.
    Yeah, really, if the kid isn't packing nails and a hammer, his classmates are probably safe.

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    What does the crucifixion have to do with Christmas? lol

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Is there a link to the full story? It seems ridiculous that a kid would get kicked out of school and need a psychiatric evaluation for drawing Jesus. If that's all it is or whatever, then this was overreaction. Well chances are regardless, this is overreaction. But if the concern was merely over religious imagery, then it's maybe one toke over the line.

    I don't know, it seems like we have to behave like a bunch of raving, oversensitive, nosy jerks these days and it's really f'n everything up.
    Do you remember what they were going to do to the kid who brought in a pocket knife? I think the punishment of younger kids for a lot of what they are doing is often backwards. The kids that really are at-risk cases just get brushed off with a "they'll grow out of it" and kids who do something silly that they will grow out of or don't understand, people get all up in arms over.

    It must suck to be a kid some days.

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I just saw a short snippet of the story this morning, and was not aware of what had taken place because of the incident. It's really difficult to say what's in a 2nd-grader's mind, but yeah, if I was a teacher and a child this age drew this picture with his name as the crucified figure, it would concern me.
    As for a school suspension? Huge mistake imo. This child may need attention, not rejection.
    Really? Do you think kids know the intricate meanings of scripture? He could have possibly just chosen the most obvious answer, a common tactic for young children, and that would be that he was taught "Jesus did this nice thing for me so now I want to show myself doing the same thing".

    Having taught Sunday school to age groups from 5 to 18, I can say that under the age of 14 usually kids don't see the darker parts of scripture for what they are, only that it's all sunshine and rainbows, even the Crucifixion of Jesus.

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Well after reading the article I feel as if its possible that the psych eval was in good intentions, he was drawing completely off topic (hes supposed to be drawing what he did for thanksgiving) and depicts a dead man crucified with XXs for eyes and a mouth.

    I would be slightly concerned. But given that we should fear popular sentiments Im not sure if I wouldve opted him in for a psych eval.
    He was drawing what he did for Thanksgiving. The story said that the family visited the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette to see their Christmas display. I'm sure he was simply drawing what he saw there.

    Thank God I'm not in school these days. When I was in elementary school, we all brought our pocket knives and played mumbly peg at recess. When I was in high school, I had my gun in the car so I could go hunting right after school.

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    Re: Mayor: School Boss Should Apologize to Boy Who Drew Crucifix

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    What does the crucifixion have to do with Christmas? lol
    Within Christian circles, Easter and Christmas are not detached, they are intimately connected.

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