A tiny Lego gun the size of a quarter landed a 6-year-old in detention. Since adults in the education system are too retarded to tell the difference between a tiny toy and a real gun, they bully children by waving around zero-tolerance policies. When the child was spotted on the bus with this minuscule toy by a Stalinist tattling tot, he was shamed by the school and sent to a day’s worth of timeout.
From the DC here:
Yet another student has landed in a heap of trouble for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.
This time, the perpetrator was a six-year-old boy. The menacing weapon in question was a plastic Lego G.I. Joe gun roughly the size of a quarter.
The incident unfolded Friday morning on a school bus headed to Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Palmer, Mass. Another student on the bus spotted the Lego piece and promptly shouted to the driver.
School officials, who declined to speak to the ABC affiliate, promptly sent a letter home to all parents explaining the incident. The letter assured parents that there was no real gun, only a small molded piece of plastic from a Danish toy conglomerate.
According to Crane, her son was forced to apologize to the bus driver in a letter. He has to serve detention on Tuesday. Also, he may face a temporary suspension from riding the bus.
If this happened to my kid, the apology letter would go something like this:
I’m sorry your education and maturity did not afford you to be able to make grown-up decisions about safety and common sense judgement. Toys can be scary to stupid people, and for that, I apologize. Your inability to make safety and security judgments will certainly deter me from putting my life at risk with you behind the wheel of a giant school bus.
Whenever you hear about schools trying to stop bullying, keep in mind that bullying is not only taking place, it has the sanctioning of the school system too. The school decides who should be bullied and who shouldn’t. Zero Tolerance policies are huge bullies, are harmful to children, and can’t possibly teach a child what is fair and what is not.