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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    An unfortunate view if you had a son.

    Claiming this had something to do with guns is absurd. However, this could have been ongoing bullying and intimidating the other kid, which may have warranted some punitive action in that regards.

    There can be a huge difference in size for 5th graders. It is sad to think that a parent would be ashamed of her/his child because their child was afraid of someone twice his size.
    We're not talking about bullying or guns. We're talking about harmless child's play that involves pretendind that a pointed finger is a gun, and cretinous adults who are reacting in a stupid, exaggerated, and harmful manner to this harmless play; and children being unjustly punished for these adults' stupidity.

    It is these adults who should be punished for their own stupidity, and not the children whi have this misfortune of finding themselves under the authority of these cretins.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    What funeral? Do you really mean to suggest that anyone might kill my hypothetical child merely by pointing a finger?
    Symbolically, yes. Humans love symbols that represent and mean things. Some will even idolize and/or die for them. Come on, even a 10 year old knows a finger gun symbolizes a real gun. And too, the kid knew to symbolically shoot his classmate in the head. ha ha ha I wonder where he learned that?

    So here we have a child who obviously likes to play with guns and obviously doesn't respect/know how to use one or understand that owning a gun is a responsibility (see the youtube videos) and that there are rules to handling and owning a gun, just as there are rules to follow in school and in society.

    But this kid thinks the rules don't apply to him and that mentality is being reinforced by his father. So if his parents don't care and he contnues to break the school rules, then they should expel him (apparently, it's a state law they must) and stop wasting tax dollars on a kid who continually disrupts class to prevent others from learning. Perhaps, a little home schoolin would do the parents good, too.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Removal of all fingers is in order.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    We're not talking about bullying or guns. We're talking about harmless child's play that involves pretendind that a pointed finger is a gun, and cretinous adults who are reacting in a stupid, exaggerated, and harmful manner to this harmless play; and children being unjustly punished for these adults' stupidity.

    It is these adults who should be punished for their own stupidity, and not the children whi have this misfortune of finding themselves under the authority of these cretins.
    I do not think it was "gun" misconduct, but it could have been bullying, which should not be allowed.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's really silly to think kids playing with their fingers equates to people being shot
    "Bang bang, you're dead." How do kids know how to imitate guns and killing people? Kids are like monkeys that imitate what they see. Thats how most primates learn...monkey see, monkey do.


    I'm old enough to remember when they took Quick Draw McGraw's guns away. So I do understand how you feel, TD.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I do not think it was "gun" misconduct, but it could have been bullying, which should not be allowed.
    Yea, god forbid we tell kids to stand up to a bully. But I don't think that was the case here.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Unless the kid was actually threatening someone (and it doesn't sound like he was), this is absurd.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    We're not talking about bullying or guns. We're talking about harmless child's play that involves pretendind that a pointed finger is a gun, and cretinous adults who are reacting in a stupid, exaggerated, and harmful manner to this harmless play; and children being unjustly punished for these adults' stupidity.

    It is these adults who should be punished for their own stupidity, and not the children whi have this misfortune of finding themselves under the authority of these cretins.
    Are you aware that schools all over the nation from coast to coast have adopted the policy of zero tolerance on threats and children are ordered by school administration and teaching staff to report any and all possible threats - no matter who they come from.

    Are you taking the position that the policy itself is flawed and the people who run our schools are somehow "cretins" for trying to protect children with this policy?

    Are you taking the position that children should be told by parents NOT to follow school instructions and to NOT report what they have been told to report?
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    12 students expelled - so their academic futures destroyed - and 419 suspended as punishment for children failing to yield to a political propaganda campaign.
    The Columbus school district 12 students expelled and 69 suspended.
    Parents do need to instruct their children there: "The teachers are your enemy. They want to hurt you."
    "Instruct children: the teacher is your enemy?" Geez, no wonder the US is slipping behind in education. Did it ever occur to you the children might have been the problem and not the teachers? Children can be little monsters and very manipulative....especially if they're ADHD. Ever see the "The Bad Seed?" The Omen? By the sound of it, that poor school had more than their share of little monsters. They'd been trying to deal with the problem for over a month.
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