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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    All the more reason not to encourage that behaviour.
    I don't think anyone has suggested the school should "encourage" it.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Bottom of the article:

    "A similar policy was cited last year when a Maryland school suspended a 7-year-old boy who had chewed a Pop-Tart into a gun shape."

    The rule is not about safety. It is about indoctrinating children to fear and hate firearms - the next generation of anti-guns. Teach them young.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    He was told several times not to do it.
    Yeah, so?

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Streeeeeetch much?
    Sometimes. Getting a bit older now so not as much as I used to.

    If you mean the finger thing, perhaps we need to rethink letting kids watch hip-hop videos and the like. What with all the fingers like guns thing.

    Hyperbole much?
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Is there a more deadly weapon of mass destruction today, than the loaded finger of a 10 year old? I think not....
    Moot with a keyboard and an internet connection?
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by BretJ View Post
    Sometimes. Getting a bit older now so not as much as I used to.

    If you mean the finger thing, perhaps we need to rethink letting kids watch hip-hop videos and the like. What with all the fingers like guns thing.

    Hyperbole much?
    Why don't we just teach kids to respect guns and that they aren't toys and that you don't pretend to point guns at peoples heads?

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Why don't we just teach kids to respect guns and that they aren't toys and that you don't pretend to point guns at peoples heads?
    I taught my kids that lesson. But I used real guns and taught them to respect them rather than fear them.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Why don't we just teach kids to respect guns and that they aren't toys and that you don't pretend to point guns at peoples heads?
    Fingers ≠ guns. This isn't a hard concept. I mean, hell, it's not even a toy gun / water pistol.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Hmmm kinda a silly policy but the kid can't say he wasn't warned and there does need to be consequences for not following school policy. I wonder if the father even bothered to read the three newsletters sent home about it.

    The fifth-grader said he was "just playing around." But district spokesman Jeff Warner told The Columbus Dispatch ( Boy points finger like gun, gets suspended | The Columbus Dispatch ) that Devonshire Principal Patricia Price has warned students about pretend gun play numerous times this year, and everyone should know the rules by now. He said warnings have been included in three newsletters sent home with kids.

    Warner says the boy put his finger to the side of the other student's head and pretended to shoot "kind of execution style."

    "The kids were told, 'If you don't stop doing this type of stuff, there would be consequences,'" Warner said. "It's just been escalating."
    OMG! It's escalating! If we don't put an end to this right away, who knows where it might lead? We might have children playing “cowboys and indians” or “cops and robbers”. They might dare to use their minds and their imaginations. We certainly cannot have any of that. How are we going to raise children to be mindless obedient servants to government, if they insist on thinking and imagining and playing?
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Policies like this are for small minded bureaucrats, incapable of logical or coherent thought.
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    --Albert Einstein, 1929

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