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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:13 PM

Threatening to Shoot Girl With Hello Kitty Toy bubble blowing Gun- that's a 'terroristic threat'

5-Year-Old Student Suspended for Threatening to Shoot Girl With Hello Kitty Toy Gun

MOUNT CARMEL, P.A.--A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl is facing suspension after officials say she threatened a fellow student with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that blows bubbles.

The child's family has hired an attorney to fight the length of the suspension. School officials initially suspended the student for 10 days because the incident was classified as a 'terroristic threat.'

The child allegedly made the threat on January 10th while she was waiting on a school bus with friends, according to Mount Carmel Area School District officials.

An employee heard the threat and searched the child but did not find the toy gun on her.

http://www.foxcharlotte.com/news/weird-news/5-Year-Old-Student-Suspended-for-Threatening-to-Shoot-Girl-With-Hello-Kitty-Toy-Gun-187752771.html

I say just drone her. Have em flying over the schools all day long, see a kid making a terror like threat - BAM.

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Reply Threatening to Shoot Girl With Hello Kitty Toy bubble blowing Gun- that's a 'terroristic threat' (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
L0oniX Feb 2013 #1
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #2
L0oniX Feb 2013 #3
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #4
indepat Feb 2013 #5
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #6
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #9
upi402 Feb 2013 #7
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #8
Blanks Feb 2013 #15
white_wolf Feb 2013 #10
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #11
white_wolf Feb 2013 #12
Gorp Feb 2013 #13
cloudbase Feb 2013 #14
Blanks Feb 2013 #16

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:41 PM

1. This country sucks!

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:47 PM

2. The absolute madness that has engulfed this country is very unnerving...

Suspending a child for this? Really? Are we THIS FUCKING SCARED!?!

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:51 PM

3. Jimmy Hendrix burning a guitar is more of a threat. n/t

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:55 PM

4. It's no wonder the rest of the world is

laughing their asses off at us.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:58 PM

5. Suspending a child for playing with a child's toy by equating such to terrorism

is ludicrously dichotomous, especially when right-wing stochastic terrorists continuously prod their audience to act out their hate with nary an official outcry.

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Response to indepat (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:59 PM

6. Indeed! eom

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:20 PM

9. Yes and easily manipulated

Read this board and you will see the same mindset come up often.
Things have become ridiculous.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:01 PM

7. over reaction happens

in lieu of useful change

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:15 PM

8. Do you have to be brain dead to qualify for a position as a school administrator?

We see these sorts of stories all the time. Have administrators yielded all common sense and nuance to the demands of zero tolerance?

I understand administrators are under competing pressures. But still..

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:43 PM

15. Yes.

My daughter (severely autistic with a seizure disorder) had a seizure at school; the principal called an ambulance.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:22 PM

10. Dear god. It's a bubble gun for heaven's sake.

I really hate this zero tolerance junk. There are some cases it may be appropriate for, but in most it is never a good strategy.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:27 PM

11. But they're full metal jacket bubbles designed to impart maximum damages! eom

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:33 PM

12. This reminds me of something that happened to me as a kid.

Back when I was in elementary school way back in the 1990's (god I feel old) I had a toy star wars gun that made noises and lit up when you fired. I wanted to bring it to school one day, because it was going to be a fun party toy and we were allowed to bring toys, but my mom told me that I couldn't because she thought it might get me in trouble. Even back then I thought that was stupid policy. Things must be a lot worse now though, because we had watergun fights several times during the spring months and the teachers would even bring guns and join in. Sadly, I doubt that happens anymore which sucks, because I think it's a good thing for elementary school teachers to kind of be friends with the students. It's not appropriate for high school or college, but it was one of the things I liked about elementary school.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:03 PM

13. I won't be shocked to hear about a suspension for a rubber band or spitball attack.

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:07 PM

14. They may have confused it with this:



Yes, it's a real AR-15.

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Response to cloudbase (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:45 PM

16. Is that Sarah Palin's assault rifle? eom

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