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    Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended - ABC News


    A central Ohio principal says she suspended a 10-year-old boy from school for three days for pretending his finger was a gun and pointing it at another student's head.The boy's father says it's the adults who are acting childish for suspending the boy from Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in Columbus last week.

    I'm with the dad on this one.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    When he's old enough to be on the football team, he can get away with it - and a lot more.

    It's Ohio, after all.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    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."
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    Great! With the giant Russian military threatening the Ukraine our country is doing this. What a pathetic pile of slime this nation has become.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    once again the no tolerance i mean no thinking policy of schools win. i thought schools were suppose to be institutions of thought and logic not stupidity but i guess we have a different education system today.

    wonder if OH will adopt the same laws other states are adopting to prevent schools systems from doing this sort of thing.

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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Good thing that's not my kid. I would be at the school house starting some ****.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Good thing that's not my kid. I would be at the school house starting some ****.
    If it was your kid and you felt like that I would hope you would have been there when the first newsletter was sent home.

    See this parent seemingly didn't give a **** about the policy until his little angel violated it.
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    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.
    There ought to be consequences for creating such school policies, like the entire school board being booted. Such zero tolerance policies have been shown to fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Great! With the giant Russian military threatening the Ukraine our country is doing this. What a pathetic pile of slime this nation has become.
    Get a grip.
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    Re: Ohio Student Points Finger Like Gun, Is Suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    There ought to be consequences for creating such school policies, like the entire school board being booted. Such zero tolerance policies have been shown to fail.
    True and who better to stand up than the parents? If your child came home with some idiotic new policy would you just blow it off, cry when your child violated it, or stand up and try to do something about it? Would this parent even care if this hadn't happened with his own child?
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