Thursday, August 23, 2007

Yet Another Reason to Homeschool

From an article in USA Today, "Ariz. school suspends boy for sketching gun":

School officials suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching what looked like a gun, saying the action posed a threat to his classmates.

The boy's parents said the drawing was a harmless doodle and school officials overreacted.

"The school made him feel like he committed a crime. They are doing more damage than good," said the boy's mother, Paula Mosteller.

The drawing did not show blood, bullets, injuries or target any human, the parents said. And the East Valley Tribune reported that the boy said he didn't intend for the picture to be a threat.

Administrators of Payne Junior High in nearby Chandler suspended the boy on Monday for five days but later reduced it to three days.

So if a little boy or girl in Kindergarten points their finger at someone and says "bang," what happens? You can read the rest of it at the link above.

Eddie's comment was, "They're so gun shy." Ha, funny guy.

HT to the TJ Center.

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Renae said...

How can a drawing of a gun could harm someone? Maybe you could give them paper cuts.