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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    A "look alike firearm".


    Apparently, the principle had sent out many letters over a three week period to parents warning them of the problem and the State's zero tolerance policies. So if parents can't be bothered then they shouldn't be surprised when their kid is suspended.



    "...Price "has been warning the students for some weeks," said Warner. "We've had a problem at this school. The boys have gone around fake shooting and making paper guns at class. It's inappropriate. She has sent notes to parents for the past three weeks alerting them of the problem."

    Entingh said he never received a notice, but was aware of school authorities telling students, including Nathan, that any gun-related behavior would have serious consequences.....<snip>...

    "Ohio Department of Education statistics show Nathan isn't alone.

    According to state disciplinary figures for the 2012-2013 school year, a total of 419 statewide students, from various grade levels, were suspended because of an incident in the category of "firearm look-a-likes," and an additional 38 students were expelled.

    In the Columbus City Schools district, where Nathan goes to school, 12 students were expelled because of incidents in the "firearm look-a-likes" category, while 69 students were suspended. ....read.."

    10-year-old suspended over finger gun | News - KXLY.com
    So a finger is now considered a lookalike firearm?

    The whole lookalike firearm ruling is phenomenally stupid too. Whats so inappropriate about kids pretending they are shooting things? Like I said, PC has wiped out all common sense in schools. I fear for this next generation.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I don't stay quiet when the school does something stupid.

    My sons teacher wants me to grade my son at home and send the report card to school.

    I told them I will not do that.

    I need to know what is happening at school, they do not know what is happening at home.

    I do not need to be graded as a parent. I don't even understand why they would want that, but I made it clear it will not be happening.
    I am looking at the form the school wants me to fill out.

    Here are the things the school wants me to grade my son on.

    Discipline
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    Prudence - Being Cautious
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    Why on earth would a parent send these grades to the school. It is supposed to be the other way around.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    So a finger is now considered a lookalike firearm?

    The whole lookalike firearm ruling is phenomenally stupid too. Whats so inappropriate about kids pretending they are shooting things? Like I said, PC has wiped out all common sense in schools. I fear for this next generation.
    I dunno, whats so inappropiate and PC about shooting up a school?

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I dunno, whats so inappropiate and PC about shooting up a school?
    I don't think you understand how fingers work.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    I don't think you understand how fingers work.
    Are they something you tear from your cold dead hands? lol

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    My kids and I shoot each other with Nerf guns on occasion. It's fun, and nobody gets hurt. Unless the fingers were used in an actual threatening manner -- as in, a specific threat intended by the gesture -- then this is a shameful overreaction. Context should matter, folks.

    I fear this teaches children the wrong lesson.

    The consequences of real gun violence are pain and death. The consequences of pretend gun violence are nothing -- no physical harm. That's a distinction children are quite capable of making, even if administrators sometimes aren't

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Are they something you tear from your cold dead hands? lol
    If you could, I wouldn't be surprised if you tried.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    If you could, I wouldn't be surprised if you tried.
    I would be surprised if I did.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    So a finger is now considered a lookalike firearm?

    The whole lookalike firearm ruling is phenomenally stupid too. Whats so inappropriate about kids pretending they are shooting things? Like I said, PC has wiped out all common sense in schools. I fear for this next generation.
    They are, evidentially, to total spineless morons.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I dunno, whats so inappropiate and PC about shooting up a school?
    Not a damn thing when it involves little fingers.

    So now you believe there is some correlation or social conspiracy between finger guns of young children and school shooters?

    How grandiose for you!
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