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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:10 PM
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Teacher Suspended For Carrying Around Toy Gun (Used For School Play)
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NAPLES, Fla. -- School officials in Florida are deciding what to with a teacher who allegedly carried a toy gun around school property.

The Golden Gate Middle School teacher was suspended last week and is on administrative leave with pay. The teacher's name has not been released.

The sheriff's office said deputies were called to the school in Collier County, Fla., and found the teacher carrying the small plastic gun with a red tip in the back of his pants, but at no time was anyone in danger. He told deputies he found the toy in a prop box at the school and that it was used for a school play.

Collier County sheriffs spokeswoman Kristin Adams said the teacher did not make any threats to anyone, and no criminal violations were found.

But the school district is conducting its own investigation and will interview teachers, staff and students at the school about the incident. Officials are expected to make a decision soon regarding the teacher's job status.

"In light of what everyone has been hearing about bullying and campus security, it probably makes people a little more nervous," Allun Hamblett, executive director of human resources for the district, told Naples News. "We need to assure parents, teachers and students in the community that our schools are as safe as they can be."

The paper reported that Hamblett said the toy gun strongly resembled a 45 mm gun.

"We need to look at any mitigating factors -- how (the gun) was discovered, when it was discovered, how it was handled," Hamblett said. "Rest assured, we take any threat seriously."

http://www.wftv.com/education/10060122/detail.html
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:16 PM
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1. what the hell is a 45mm gun?
.45 caliber, or 9mm...

a 45mm gun would shoot through tanks.
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:17 PM
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3. LOL
"Teacher suspended for carrying around artillery piece at school."
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:18 PM
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4. today's crack journalists
the M1A1 cannon I used to fire was 120mm

:rofl:
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:21 PM
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7. when asked how the "toy" was spotted, student Brenda Ross said:
"I was watching this WW2 movie with my great grandpa and they show this scene where guys on an aircraft carrier were shooting down Japanese planes with a flak cannon, you know, guys sit in it and it's got like, 4 guns on it and stuff... well, that's what I saw sticking out of his pants. He's fat, so I didn't think it was much of an issue." When pressed further she added, "it could have been one of those Star Trek Phaser Banks too, or an SDI Satellite, I didn't want to get too close." On-site experts declared the toy to be a 1/1 scale working replica of the Millennium Falcon...
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kay1864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:21 PM
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6. I think that's what
THIS guy carries...

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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:22 PM
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8. That was the 88 magnum!
"It shoots through schools."

:rofl:
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:41 PM
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9. Soviet antitank gun used in WWII - M1937


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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:17 PM
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2. FLORIDA!
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:21 PM
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5. this country shits its pants when someone says boo
christ we are going downhill fast

we beat the nazis! and now we're scared of toy guns
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