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    Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

    OK, the Feminazification of the schools seems to be an utter and dismal reality. This must be a subconscious Freudian manifestation of unresolved penis envy on the part of male hating feminist school officials.

    Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun - Gothamist
    Just how little tolerance is zero tolerance? A Staten Island fourth-grader was reprimanded and almost suspended yesterday when the principal spotted him playing with a LEGO policeman and a two-inch-long toy gun during lunch, the Advance reports.

    Under the city's no-tolerance policy regarding guns in schools, PS 52 Principal Evelyn Matroianni brought 9-year-old Patrick Timoney to her office and called his mother to say the boy might be suspended for carrying the miniature toy gun to school, pending the approval of the Department of Education's security administrator. When contacted, the administrator reportedly said the toy should be confiscated and returned to the boy's parents, however no other punishment would be necessary.

    "It's crazy," the boy's mother, Laura Timoney, told the paper. "He's missing class time, all for silly toys. The boys are just trying to relax. If there's a real threat, why not call the Police Department?" She noted that another child had brought an action figure that was carrying an ax, but only her son was punished. "When are we going to take responsibility for common sense and logic?" In 2007, a New Jersey 7-year-old was suspended when he drew a picture of a gun.

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    Re: Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

    It amazes me what schools allow and what they do not these days.
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    Re: Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

    There's a word for people who can't distinguish between reality and fantasy, between a real firearm and an inch-long plastic toy: Insane.

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    Re: Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    There's a word for people who can't distinguish between reality and fantasy, between a real firearm and an inch-long plastic toy: Insane.
    Liberals are insane, is that mutually exclusive?

    lol joke, really. thanks for being good sports

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    Re: Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

    And now you know why the civil service and goonions in general make it almost impossible to fire nitwits.

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    Re: Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    OK, the Feminazification of the schools seems to be an utter and dismal reality. This must be a subconscious Freudian manifestation of unresolved penis envy on the part of male hating feminist school officials.

    Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun - Gothamist

    I'm not famliar with your coined phrase "feminazification" - although I happen to believe that "Zero Tolerance" in many forms is a joke and what you've posted is an example.

    Much like the thought that I cannot send either one of my kids to school with a Tylenol in their pocket because of the "Zero Tolerance" drug policy.

    I found something that may be of interest to some, and maybe not so much to others:

    What's a "Zero Tolerance" Policy?
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    Most US schools have a "zero tolerance" policy barring students from bringing weapons and drugs to school
    These policies cropped up about 20 years ago after a federal anti-gun law was passed
    Some recent events show how zero tolerance policies may go too far in punishing students
    Make sure you and your child understand the school's policy


    Schools across the US have "zero tolerance" policies. You'll find them in elementary schools, high schools and colleges and universities. They're supposed to make the schools safe learning environments by keeping weapons and drugs out of them. As some recent events show, however, perhaps they go too far?
    What Are They and Where Did They Come From?
    Zero tolerance policies make punishment swift and harsh for all kinds of misbehavior by students. The "misbehavior" may be:

    Having a weapon, like a gun or knife, on school grounds
    Having or using drugs or alcohol on school grounds
    Threatening other students or school staff with physical violence
    Punishment can range from anything between detention (or "staying after school"), to a few days' suspension, to expulsion from the school.

    You may think that zero tolerance policies started after the Columbine school shooting in 1999. That's when two high school students went on a shooting rampage at their school, killing 13 and injuring 24 students and school staff. The students also killed themselves. What's a "Zero Tolerance" Policy? - Lawyers.com
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    Re: Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

    Another example of zero tolerance going overboard. This is just as stupid as demanding the President's Chief of Staff be fired because he used a word some find offensive.

    Common sense has taken leave of way too many.

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    Re: Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

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    Re: Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

    Te long term effects of these policies could be pretty bad. An entire generation of kids are growing up believing that punishments have no relationship to actually doing something wrong. They rightly distrust authority figures, knowing that even the most honest and harmless action can result in severe consequences. Doing something that is actually harmful and wrong is see as no worse than minor transgressions that carry the same sentence. As is typical, those who pretend to "protect our children" are actually the people who cause them the most harm.

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    Re: Student Nearly Suspended Over LEGO-Sized Gun

    how can you not see how reasonble this is, the boy was a threat to ants, and beetles, and cockroaches, it may be a toy gun today, but he might think it's ok to bring weapons to school, next week it might be a uzi, or a stinger missile, or a .50 cal machine gun, it's these things the zero tolerance policy is trying to prevent, kudos to the school for stepping in before it got out of hand
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