Tuesday, March 05, 2013

You Can't Make This Up!

From the You Can't Make This Stuff Up department, we find that a school was put on lockdown over a cellpphone alert tone.
Schools in a Pennsylvania county were put on lockdown after a receptionist misunderstood the words of the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” which a student had as his cellphone greeting, and thought the teen was going to commit violence.
Then there's the poor kid who got into trouble because he had a pastry that might have looked like a gun.
 A 7-year-old boy Baltimore boy was suspended from school after his teacher complained that the boy chewed a breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun, the boy's father says.
Then there's this kid suspended for having a picture of a gun on his computer.
FLORENCE, AZ -  A high school student in Florence said he has been suspended because of a picture of a gun.
Daniel McClaine Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School, said he saved the picture as his desktop background on his school-issued computer.
I am told that folks who work in schools are college educated, but it seems to me that they're having problems separating reality from non-reality.  A pictcure, a pastry, and a song are no reason to get the vapors.  Get a grip, folks.  Those things aren't guns.  They don't look like guns and in the case of the pastry, they certainly don't taste like guns.

I agree with Instapundit on this one: "If you aren’t smart enough to distinguish reality from non-reality, you shouldn’t be allowed around kids."


Anonymous said...

Stupid Liberals...grow a brain.

Anonymous said...

In Maryland they ought to have a
"bite in" at that school.

Hundreds of folks biting pastry into the shape of guns would illustrate the absurdity quite well.

BobF said...

Then there was the one suspended because he stopped one student from shooting another.

The first "zero-tolerance" edict, negating thoughtful judgment and legislating kneejerk reaction as the order of the day, was pretty much the jump-off point for stupidity of educators. Sorry to say as I am in the midst of a family of educators past and present.

Rivrdog said...

I've been under the impression that our public schools are supposed to be "hate-free zones". With all the gun-hate and God-hate in schools, it appears that the schools flunk their own standard.