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5-year-old Interrogated by School Until He Wets His Pants... Because of Cap Gun

By Bobby Eberle

Ok, come on. It seems like school officials are going nuts these days. Kids can't play "Cowboys and Indians," because that could lead to gun "violence." (Not to mention that the game is so un-PC.) Kids can't think of a gun, draw a gun, or even hold their fingers in the shape of a gun. So imagine what happened when a 5-year-old child brought a cap gun to school.

As reported by The Washington Post, "a kindergartner who brought a cowboy-style cap gun onto his Calvert County school bus was suspended for 10 days after showing a friend the orange-tipped toy, which he had tucked inside his backpack on his way to school"

The child was questioned for more than two hours before his mother was called, she said, adding that he uncharacteristically wet his pants during the episode. The boy is 5 -- "all bugs and frogs and cowboys," his mother said.

"I have no problem that he had a consequence to his behavior," said the mother, who asked that her name be withheld to protect her son's privacy.

"What I have a problem with is the severity," she said, and the way it was handled.

According to the story on The Daily Caller, the boy brought the gun to school "because his friend had brought a water gun the previous day. He later told his mother than he 'really, really' wanted his friend to see it."

So... the boy brings a orange-tipped, cap gun to school and gets suspended for 10 days and gets "questioned" by school officials for two hours. Two hours!

Schools have gone completely overboard. But get this... consider what would have happened to the little boy if the cap gun has actually been "loaded." The Washington Post reports that "it would have been deemed an explosive and police would have been called in." An explosive? Has everyone gone insane? Would they have sent in the bomb squad to "disarm" this device?

"The school was quite obviously taking it very seriously, and he's 5 years old," she said. "Why were we not immediately contacted?"

The family's attorney, Robin Ficker, said that the age of the child is important and that the incident could have been used as a teachable moment.

"Kids play cowboys and Indians," he said. "They play cops and robbers. You're talking about a little 5-year-old here."

I feel so bad for this little boy, and if there are any penalties enforced, they should be against the school officials. Let's have some common sense for a change!

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  1. theoldsargeComment by theoldsarge
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    Why isn’t the ACLU screaming bloody murder about this?

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    • joe93Comment by joe93
      May 31, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

      Because they’re openly against the 2nd Ammendment.

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    • trackfodderComment by trackfodder
      May 31, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

      It seems to me the school “officials” traumatized the kid and should be sued or disciplined for it just like they shook or spanked him. Think of the damage they did causing him to pee his pants. MENTAL DISTRESS !

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    • capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
      May 31, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

      our schools are run by nazi interorgators and our tax money pays for the destruction of our way of life,the children are mine say obama and the reich. zeig heil!

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    • sacheveraljames42Comment by sacheveraljames42
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

      Because the ACLU is run by a bunch of left-leaning Communists disguised as a Fair-play committee for real revolutionaries. What this youngster and his family need is Mark Levin and the Landmark Legal Foundation to go after this bunch of fascist that tormented that child. How bad is it? There wasn’t one teacher in this whole Klan that had the guts to speak up for reasonableness. These are people who entrusted with educating your children, folks. You don’t think this country is in trouble? Think again!

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    • moonshineComment by moonshine
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

      You have apparently missed the point. The ACLU only represents and defends Liberal causes, and this would not fall within their purview.

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    • recce1Comment by recce1
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

      sacheveraljames42, keep in mind what happened to a an Illinois state teacher who advised his students that they had constitutional rights and to be careful about taking a survey that might ask about past criminal acts which could expose them to criminal charges. He was disciplined for warning his students about the Jackboots in his school district.

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    • bdnscComment by bdnsc
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

      They are so concerned with self esteem that they don’t score games, at one point taught that ebonics was ok, eliminate dodge ball, and then harrass this 5 year old until he wets his pants.
      Liberals have no concept of logic. No wonder they don’t allow spankings anymore. Idiots like these would go berserk and beat the hell of of the child. I wonder what they do when someone brings spitball shooters?

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    • mcrankComment by mcrank
      May 31, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

      Me, personally—I am finding it very difficult to tolerate the stupidity that this forum brings to light in stgories such as this.

      Trying to talk and reason with people, like these school officials, is an absolute waste of time. Our country is saturated with such ignorance on every level of government. Common sense is just non-existent. There’s enough vigilante in me to entertain the idea that we reinstate the wild, wild west method of eliminating these morons who are making life miserable for those of us who simply want to enjoy it.

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    • darralComment by darral
      May 31, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

      The problem, the Democratic party controls the schools, the solution, Abolish this Destructive treasonous Democratic party.

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    • recce1Comment by recce1
      May 31, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

      darral, so you’re saying you can’t fault the Obama regime for trying to eliminate the GOP, Tea Party movement, and conservatives, is that correct?. Only a supporter of tyranny says we should go to a one-party system and that’s what they’re trying to do. So why do you want to be like them?

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    • PatriotsPixieComment by PatriotsPixie
      June 1, 2013 @ 12:41 am

      The ACLU will never help with a true citizen’s problem. Now the ACLJ might. Look into it.
      From what I see, the officials at the school were running scared and let their fear rule. They started with a perfectly normal little boy and (due to their fear) they may have traumatized him enough to cause some mental problems later in life. Meaning that now, the child needs extra care mentally to overcome what they did to him so that he does NOT become the weapon wielding aggressor that they were afraid of in the first place.
      Stupid is as stupid does!
      No this is no longer the USA – it is now the fascist Obamanation. That’s enough to make good patriots see red!

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    • momma4285Comment by momma4285
      June 4, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

      This whole article absolutely disgusts me. I am a mother of 4 children, ages ranging from 1 1/2 to 9, all of whom I (thankfully!) homeschool. I made the decision to do so after a public school teacher grossly overstepped her bounds concerning my then 7-year-old daughter and our family’s religious choices. The teacher even had the gall to tell my sweet little girl that she was not allowed to quietly say her blessing quietly over her meal and that she was not allowed to wear a skirt (we are pentacostal) on a school field trip. She was told she had to wear shorts or pants instead. I am, by far, the LAST person who would choose to shove my beliefs down others’ throats, but I was one mad momma because the school stepped on my family’s right to freedom of religion. When I raised a stink, what did I get? A CPS worker showed up on my doorstep, telling me that the same teacher had made a complaint that my children weren’t being bathed properly. After the 2 month investigation into my family came back completely fruitless on all fronts, it was closed but it left an incredibly bitter taste in my mouth. Bullying like this happens every day to good families, and it’s a crying shame. It’s shocking, appalling, and disgusting that liberals have turned our school system into one that parents fear. I have a 6-year-old son who could have easily done the same thing, not in threat, but in kindheartedness. I can imagine my tender-hearted son being interrogated for 2 hours (apparently either in fear or given no bathroom privileges) over a silly little pop gun he got for his birthday. That baby will probably be traumatized for life just for being a sweet little boy who wanted to SHARE his “cowboy gun”. Talk about undermining good parental teaching for a political agenda. It just disgusts me how public school emotionally abuse children these days. That poor baby… Haven’t politicians learned yet that no matter how politically correct they try to make the world, children will always be children. That baby meant no real harm with that gun just like my brother, as a toddler, meant no harm in mistaking a black baby for chocolate. Children are so innocent. How depraved those school officials are who took an innocent “sharing” viewpoint from a child and turned it into a massive “terrorist” type of ordeal. My question is this – Had this been a situation carried on in a home environment and the PARENT had intimidated the child to the point of wetting their pants or denied the child access to the bathroom for 2 hours, would CPS take the kid away from the parent? I bet the answer would be yes…

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  2. wingedhussar1683Comment by wingedhussar1683
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    “The Washington Post reports that “it would have been deemed an explosive and police would have been called in.” Sounds to me like a false report to an agency of public safety (telling the police that toy pistol caps are explosives), which is itself a crime.

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  3. concernedcitizenComment by concernedcitizen
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    Lady why you were not called, is because they have pried every detail they could from your 5 year old child about your sex life, money you own/spend/save, whether you & hubby fight and over what, if there are guns in your home, people you see, what your religion is, who you voted for, are you against big government, your political leanings, you cannot imagine what 5 yr old knows and have heard in your home, and will repeat to others and especially to police being scared out of his wits, maybe they threaten to send him to jail or you to jail if he didn’t talk.

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    • wumingrenComment by wumingren
      May 31, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

      Whatever happened to the minor’s right to remain silent until his guardian is present? I am going to look into this matter as it may relate to my children, ages 10 & 11. I expect to be able to place a written statement in their school records that states they may not be interrogated without my presense. This should be a form letter that indicates a parent’s denial/authorization to conduct any interviews/interrogations that may result in disciplinary action directed at the child. Does anyone know of such a policy in their local schools? If so, let me know, so I can check it out.

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    • recce1Comment by recce1
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

      wuningren, what rights? Neither does the child nor do his parents have rights. If the state wants to know something you have the obligation to tell them. It seems you’re under the false impression we have an intact Constitution.

      The above is satire folks, although too close to the truth.

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    • begneli2011Comment by begneli2011
      May 31, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

      new definition of water boarding

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  4. lokiswifeComment by lokiswife
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    Two hours interrogating a five year old boy? That is in the category of waterboarding an adult. I hope the family’s lawyer takes those idiots at the school apart. What ever happened to the days when a teacher just had a chat with the kid and told them not to bring toy guns to school any more? Why didn’t they call the mother immediately if they thought it was a major “crime”? I hope the parents of other children at this school stand up and raise Hell, it could be their child up next for this kind of treatment….

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    • lowlifeComment by lowlife
      May 31, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

      It’s time to bring back public floggings. That would be an appropriate punishment for these so-called educators, who browbeat and humiliate kids for not conforming to their ideas of political correctness. These people must be made to pay a price for this sort of thing, not only the morons who actually enforce the rules, but the bureaucrats in Washington, or the state capitals who come up with these policies. “That is the rule” is no justification, the rules are insane and need to be thrown out, along with the people who made them.

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  5. bobComment by bob
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    I was class of 1960. Probably half of the cars and trucks on the student parking lot contained rifles and shotguns, many of us hunted after classes. No one I know of ever shot up a school or took part in a drive by shooting and they’ve certainly had time to do it by now!

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      May 31, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

      So did we, Bob. Class of 1959.

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    • clawComment by claw
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

      Another Class of 1959 -

      Our parking lot looked like a sporting goods store. Rifles during deer season, shotguns for dove, quail, turkey, etc. By the way, principal & teachers included. Nary a shot fired at school. No one would have ever even thought of it.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

      I just literally got off the phone w/my old Elementry School Principal .. (yes he’s retired) …. He read this and started to cry, in shame of what is going on.

      Let me explain – “back in the day” — we took cap guns (army machine guns, and pistols and yes Cowboy guns(loaded with caps and yes we had BOXES of caps in the ready for “RE-LOAD!”) – Squirt Guns (fully loaded) to school. Squirt guns mostly in the late spring – early summer.

      But here is the thing – we played James Bond – Army – Cowboys and Indians and we SHOT EACH OTHER … but are you ready for this: Our School Teachers and Principal would JOIN IN WITH THEIR GUNS AND YES THEY “SHOT” US KIDS …. we even caught on film – stills and old style videos, for fun to watch on the last day of school. WAIT – VIDEO OF EVIDENCE! Yes and we all laughed and had fun while eating Popcorn.

      WE CALLED IT FUN … and YES IT WAS!

      The worst we ever heard — “TAKE IT OUTSIDE AT RECESS!” That was it. (They apprently did not like the guns going off in class….)

      But here is the other thing – Back then my cousin, who did live in the country, took their real guns to school, for after school target practice, to be ready for local fairs and compititions. No, they were not brought into the school, unless no car trunk was available and left in the lockers.

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    • LardoComment by Lardo
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

      Well sure. But that was before the days of no dodge-ball, “self esteem”, and grievence counselors.

      Have you ever noticed that the more we worry about the children’s “psyche”, the more screwed up these kids seem to get?

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    • SC SecessionistComment by scommonsense4all
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

      HS class of ’74 Bob. We regularly brought our guns to school after duck hunting in the am with Dad and left them with the principal till school let out. No big deal but I do live in SC and our principal sported a big ten point right above his chair so maybe we think differently. No one I know ever freaked out and shot any one or shot anyone either.

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    • hoosier46Comment by hoosier46
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

      I was in the class of 64. My Elementary (Grades 1-4) teacher not only brought his guns but also his hunting dogs to our one room schoolhouse.

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    • oldjarheadComment by oldjarhead
      May 31, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

      HS Class of 66, we had more rifles and shotguns in our high school parking lot during the hunting seasons than the weapons in our local N. G. Armory. Also, a good number of the graduates of those years in our small town that served in the military weren’t drafted but enlisted. We practiced the unforgiveable sin of Patriotism, thanks to many of our teachers who went to college as vets of WWII and Korea on the GI Bill. Among the things they taught us in and out of the classrooms were love of our country, patriotism, charity towards those who needed it, civic pride and personal responsibility. Thank God for them all, today they would be drummed out of the schools and held up for castigation as right-wing wackos. I respected them for what they taught me, they returned that respect for my service. What they do to children in most school systems today I regard as one of the worst forms of child abuse, they teach children not to believe that they can be anything other than a incapable being the government must tell what to believe and that only the government knows what they really need.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      June 1, 2013 @ 12:45 am

      I graduated with the class of ’60. I got my first “shootin’ arn” for Christmas when I was ten. A bolt action Mossberg 22 rifle with a six bullet magazine and a scope. We used to hunt jack rabbits at Mr. Redman’s farm. He would give us fifty cents for every pair of ears we brought him. I guess they were eating his garden. It paid for the bullets which were a dollar for a box of 50 as I recall.

      I remember going hunting and camping out with my buddies when we were old enough to drive (16). We’d get some cotton tails and now and then a squirrel and cook them over our camp fire. Needed salt. Great memories except for the ticks.

      None of our parents thought it was wrong and never said a word about it except remember to be safe. We had all been taught the basics of gun safety by our dads and in the Boy Scouts and summer camps and not a one was ever hurt until Viet Nam.

      There’s a message in there somewhere.

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  6. Gabrielle SymeComment by Gabrielle Syme
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    Imagine if he’d been a little Muslim boy who’d brought a pressure cooker. IF the school authorities had even done anything about it, they would have had to go through sensitivity training for showing any alarm.

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  7. EuclidComment by Euclid
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    Raise your hand for home schooling. Public schools (my assumption since it wasn’t included in the article) have become nothing more than indoctrination camps for children. In these difficult economic times, it has become more prevalent for both parents to have to work in order to make ends meet – this contributes to the destruction of the family, prevents instilling moral values of right and wrong, and sets these kids on the path to government acceptance rather than independence. My opinion (corny as this will sound) is that the economic hard times we have all been burdened with has been mostly fabricated (but made to appear real) in order to continue this erosion in order to ‘form a more perfect society’.

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    • Gabrielle SymeComment by Gabrielle Syme
      May 31, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

      I agree completely. I’ll go so far as to say one of the main reasons Herr President wants everyone to go to college is to contribute to the huge debt crisis, thereby keeping adults single and childless longer, dependent on the government for health care. In order to achieve that “perfect society,” they’ve got to destroy the family, destroy a family’s autonomy, and turn us all into property of the federal government.

      School systems, the NEA, liberal pols: they all hate homeschooling. Not merely because less money goes to the schools, or because homeschoolers tend to do well academically. Nope. They are threatened by any group that can think for itself and refuses to be indoctrinated. Anyone remember the Soviet Union?

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    • clawComment by claw
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

      Cloward and Piven, guys. That has been the plan all along.

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    • bizzibeeComment by bizzibee
      June 1, 2013 @ 7:58 am

      Well said. I home schooled my kids until I could not afford to do so then enrolled them back in public school. My oldest daughter’s History teacher asked the class how many were Republican, my daughter raised her hand. How many Democrats? The rest of the class raised their hands. And they turned and looked at my daughter as if she were a pariah. She is an extremely shy person however she is a very passionate patriot. The question by her teacher opened up many debates throughout the semester regarding why the students chose their political affiliation. Turns out that the Demo kids said we needed change, but didn’t know “change from what” they also said all Republicans are rich, our family is proof that the assumption is wrong (We are dirt poor because I took a step up and got myself and my daughters off of welfare and we are buying a little farm which doesn’t leave us any money at the end of the month) Anywho, every time my daughter brought up a political topic the other students were surprised and wondered why they hadn’t heard about that on the news. At the end of the semester her teacher took another pole, all of the students raised their hands as republicans. On another note, in my daughter’s math class the students had to use calculators for everything. I had never taught my kids to uses them. The other students thought my daughters were geniuses because they could get the answer without the use of one. However, their teacher said that she would have to learn to use one or she might fail the class. Yes, they are raising a bunch of drone, button pushers who can not or are not allowed to think for themselves.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      June 1, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

      Couldn’t agree more bizzibee. Many of today’s “teachers” only know what they have been told to memorize by their teachers in years past. The reason why something is whatever it is escapes them. They have no clue. Quotas and lower standards are (or have) ruined out education systems in the last 40 years.

      Case in point. I was lucky to have a few skills in math and when it came time for my daughter to take basic algebra I was pleased to help her along. At one point she had learned a particular way to balance equations and was competent at doing it the way she had been taught. I happened to know a couple of shortcuts making it easier and quicker to get the correct answers and taught them to her. She came back from school with a test graded a big red “F”. Every one of her answers was correct. I went to the school for a conference with the “teacher” to find her reasoning for giving my daughter the “F”. Her answer was that she had not shown her work. I asked if she thought my daughter had cheated and she said no, that she knew how to solve the equations, she just hadn’t shown her work. I asked her what difference did it make (no reference to Hillary) if she knew my daughter knew the method she had been taught. I then showed her in basic algebra that any person that understood algebra would see the short cuts I had taught my daughter. It was totally beyond her comprehension. She knew no more about algebra than what she had memorized from the school book and nothing about the basic facts, but agreed to raise the grade to a “C”.

      Tie that experience to the one when all of the kids were supposed to turn in their library books and if they knew of anyone that had one that had not been turned in to tell the teacher. My daughter did and told the teacher. The teacher called the girl’s parents and told them that my daughter (by name) had told her that their daughter had library books she had not turned in. The next day when picking up my daughter from school I found the other girls mother chewing her out for telling on her daughter. I got in the middle and it was ugly. Her position was that it was alright for her daughter to steal a school book and that my daughter was a busy body and trouble maker for telling on her. I went to the principal over the matter and to make it short got an apology from the teacher to my daughter in front of the class and a reprimand placed in the teacher’s folder. It was probably removed just as I left the principal’s office.

      Just today in the news was a story about a teacher that told his class that they did not have to answer personal questions and that they were protected by the constitution. He was reprimanded and suspended for a few days for telling them. I guess it’s more important to be a good little zombie and do what you are told no matter the right or wrong of it and their rights.

      Funny how a law suit is something they understand but honesty is beyond their ken. My daughter never trusted any teacher or school official again and still doesn’t to this day.

      Just my gripe from many years ago.

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    • mach37Comment by mach37
      June 2, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

      Sumitch, your daughter’s experience shows clearly how great an effect today’s zero tolerance severe punishment of small children has on them. If the punishment is unreasonable, as in the F given in spite of correct answers, they may become cynical and resistant to authority figures.

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  8. jjmksjComment by jjmksj
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Because they WANT to so terrorize children that they will never think of owning a gun or standing up against authority of any kind. Every one of those “Teachers”, and I use the term very loosely, should be terrorized the same way that little boy was – or fired, take your choice!

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  9. manguscoloradoComment by manguscolorado
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    We need to do this project which will end the Federal Courts and government influence in our schools and if some silly school official does this kind of stupid thing the LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD can fire the people on the spot – only State and local involvement with our schools and how are kids are instructed and what they are exposed to . . end tyranny and oppression by the far extreme left . .http://articlevprojecttorestoreliberty.com/article-v—group-overview-and-proposal.html

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    • manguscoloradoComment by manguscolorado
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

      I can not believe that those administrators do not have bloody noses . . they would if that was my child . . actions speak louder than words . . no jury in Texas would convict the parent of assault. so, maybe people in those BLUE States should move and protect their children from the far far left.

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    • poppoComment by poppo
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

      The Federal government has NO BUSINESS in our schools, along with many other areas where unknown and unelected ‘officials’ who are seemingly responsible to no one are destroying our country. If we cut the Federal Government in half it would still be too dam big! The Elite ruling class has taken over. And that includes too dam many republicans who serve themselves, their party, and their special interest friends, not the public.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

      Maybe these “educators” should be taken in by a group of parents that will stand up and interrogate them for a few hours. Maybe with rubber hoses, loud music and wet towels.

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  10. way2coolComment by way2cool
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    This is just sick and very disturbing. Heaven forbid if I were the parent of this child!

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  11. solutionsComment by solutions
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Completely asinine and a huge over reach for this school and it’s district.
    It is critical to really understand the “why” regarding their treatment of the child. There is no question that these administrators know that a cap gun is not dangerous to anyone under any circumstances; they are not ‘stupid’ or ‘idiots’ as many would assert. Rather, they took the time to continue their indoctrination of this boy regarding the ‘progressive’ agenda that has infected our entire public educational system for quite some time now. In other words, they purposefully worked for two hours to intimidate this youngster as only evil adults can do. I can hear the repeated questions now…”Did you know guns are bad?” “Do you know how dangerous guns are?” “Do you know we have rules in school?” “Did you want to hurt your friends?” “Did you want to hurt your teacher?” “Why do you want to hurt people?” “Does your daddy have guns?” Etc. ad nausium…for two hours!
    They were evidently so successful, the child lost bladder control…or worse, they refused him bathroom access to increase their pressure on him…outrageous in either case. Given the needless and abusive mistreatment of their child and the obtuse punitive overreaction by the school, these parents should initiate a massive lawsuit to all concerned.

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  12. clarkentComment by clarkent
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    If that were my child,there would be hell to pay. I would hire an attorney and push the school and the school board to the limit. This little boy was ONLY five years old,for God’s sakes. What were they thinking?(Or not really thinking)This child has been scared for life.

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  13. angiebabeComment by angiebabe
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    This Country and its school officials have gone MAD! I went to school with a lot of “bad boys” and the worst that ever ended up happening was that someone ended up in reform school for a period of time. They carried water pistols, cap guns, played cops and robbers, cowboys and indians – and we ALL grew up to be law-abiding citizens of this Country! The liberas have made mad men out of school officials, public officials and people who don’t have a logical thought for themselves and let the Left lead them down the road to Socialism and worse with all this garbage! A Five year old? Give me a break! From some wimp of a school teacher trying to be a big schot! No wonder kids don’t learn anything from these losers!

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  14. poppoComment by poppo
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    It is painfully obvious (as it has been for years)that we need to get rid of the Teachers Unions and the DEA. They are brainwashing our country into total submission to the ruling elite.

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  15. SynergyComment by Synergy
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    We cannot have a society that takes such actions against children that, while at the same time the media and the entertainment industry are not forced to shut down and be suspended as well for all the violence shared in news and vividly displayed as entertainment on TV and the big screen.

    Gun control or any other progressive new ideal cannot hold merit without first eliminating violence from news and entertainment.

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  16. joe23006Comment by joe23006
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    These incidents reek of child aduse except the government is the abuser. It is time for the parents to take back the education of their children, the professionals have made a complete mess of it by their textbook treatment of children. They treat children as mini-adults, a boy of five has no comprehension of adult laws, many of which are only politically correct, and the idea of a teaching moment? What is that? What message does that convey? You are a child of the state, the state is everything, the state will take care of you, You have no life of your own!

    The idea of a zero tolerance of anything thing is repugnant. It means that those who have somehow been placed in authority do not have to make a moral judgement. They are merely stooges. Let us now sing the Obama Hymn!

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    • BlackthorneComment by Blackthorne
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

      “Let us now sing the Obama Hymn!”

      Okay, “Hymm,…..Hymm, F**K….Him!”

      Obviously, I’m not one of the 47%, and have actually WORKED for my living all my life, unlike those blood-sucking losers!

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      June 2, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

      I understand and agree joe23006. Just one minor point I might inject. These overpaid and undereducated “teachers” would never attempt to try this two hour intimidation on an adult. First no adult with a back bone would stand for it and second these cowards hiding behind zero tolerance wouldn’t dare stand up to them face to face.

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  17. doeslovetoreadComment by doeslovetoread
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Liberalism, which is the educational system, is a mental disorder. Yes, they have gone crazy.

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  18. knanComment by knan
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    these same mindset of people do not want to traumatize a kid by giving a poor grade that they earned. what do they think they have done to this child?

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  19. rrg51Comment by rrg51
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    I wonder if there’s a teacher or school administrator who feels any shame for this.

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    • poppoComment by poppo
      May 31, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

      I have to believe that there are many teachers who feel shame for this. Unfortunately, if they express their feelings they will be severely punished. They don’t support the ‘agenda’.
      We need to return control of schools back to where it belongs – in the community. Disband the Teachers Unions, whose interest is primarily in the administrators, outlaw the DEA, and return schooling decisions back to the local level.

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    • LardoComment by Lardo
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

      You’re probably right, poppo. But you know what I call those teachers shamed into silenced?

      Cowards!

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  20. jjb54Comment by jjb54
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Okay, I have to be honest.

    Why the “outrage”? Seriously asking this.

    Here is why – Current Parents today are voting in IDIOTS and they allow the Schools to do ‘this’ and ‘that’.

    Until you current parents take an HONEST STAND and start voting these idiots out and take a stand to CHANGE THE RULES – this is only going to get worse.

    BUT IT WILL BE YOUR FAULT! BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO DAMN BUSY WITH “LIFE” TO GET INVOLVED .. and thus your “priorities” are seeing the fruit of your efforts.

    NO EFFORTS WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SHOWS NO CHANGE.

    Get off your butts – start becoming ACTIVE and get your priorities RIGHT .. you Facebook – Job – IM’s – PM’s are NOT NOT more important than what is going on in YOUR CHILD(S) SCHOOL … if it is … than again – you better re-check your priorities.

    IF that means saying NO to School Tax Hikes to pay for this or that … Than SAY NO – HELL NO until they cry UNCLE!

    IT IS UP TO YOU – NOW – (not later, later has already passed you by and this is what you got for saying, “Later ….”)

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    • moonshineComment by moonshine
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

      You are absolutely correct. We must put accountability back into the system. You get just as much **** as you are willing to accept, and these liberal lunitics are just full of it.
      These people must be punished for their actions, and it must be made known that this will not be tolerated. We need to get off our butts and get in their faces.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

      Someone asked me, “Jj, what did you do when your kids were in school?”

      Well I caught one Principle in an OUT AND OUT LIE – with plenty of witnesses – even his own signature. He “Retired” early.

      2 Teachers were fired, when I proved that 90% of the students that took their classes had to RE-TAKE the class over – even though, they “PASSED THESE STUDENTS”. I also documented clearly these teachers were 5 minutes in the class room, each period and then left for the teachers lounge and left the kids to ‘teach themselvs’ …

      I also with the Asst. Super of the district right there on the phone with me, another Principle in a LAME *** EXCUSE.

      They promised, with the Asst. Super on the phone, that she would make sure Teachers A. B. and C. would get a specific message. SHE PROMISED. (This was on a FRIDAY.)

      Well Monday came and went and Tuesday came and I called the Asst. Super and we talked with the Principal on the PHONE.

      “Jj claims he has gotten no calls from the teachers yet. You promised him and I, that you would see to it?”

      Answer from the Principle?

      “Well I put it in the box, I cannot hold their hand to see they look in their box everyday!” (Wrong answer – because as the Asst. Super said, “We will talk about this shortly. You promised it would be done and now showed us clearly your word means nothing.” (Principle was released from duties)

      Was this easy? NO! Did it take time? YES! Were my kids worth every pain in the a$$ moment of these? YES! YES! YES!

      I could and can look myself in the mirror and go – I did the right things for my children and yes their friends got good out of it too. Even parents started calling me for help. I helped them, alright – TO STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR WHAT WAS RIGHT! I still get thank yous from parents, for ‘waking them up’ to the “cost of being a real parent” …

      No, I am not posting this to “toot my horn” – hopefully if a good handful of parents ‘wake up’ and ‘stand’ … Then these posts accomplished their reasons.

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    • johnwilson4Comment by johnwilson4
      May 31, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

      In response to JJB’s reply to his own comment, that’s a compelling story, worthy of emulation. It’s too bad that when said teachers were lounging around instead of teaching, you missed out on the chance to learn to spell “principal” correctly. “Principle” refers to a tenet or idea. The head of a school, the chief officer of an organization or the main owner of a business is a “principal.” The -al spelling is also used for the adjective “principal,” as in “the principal idea of your post is that the victims of abuse by teachers and other school officials should fight back.”

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

      @ JohnWilson4 …

      Seriously – you nitpick over a typo. **BLINKS**

      Talk about majoring in the minors.

      Good grief, I just know you have never had a typo in your life, right? Well maybe you have not .. if not, well done sir, well done… But for the rest of us, Typo’s happen.

      Wow … this is why we have issues – people making an issue where there is NONE, but an honest typo .. thus feeling better about themselves for “pointing this out” …

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    • steven LComment by steven L
      May 31, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

      refusal to be accountable is a fundamental principle of this administration. They will continue unless some authority stop them. This is left fascism.

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    • countrygirl0729Comment by countrygirl0729
      June 2, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

      I agree with you. Parents are using schools as babysitters. Many parents are not involved in their children’s education for the reason you state. I want my son and daughter to know exactly what my grandchildren are learning. I fear for them on a daily basis. This whole concept of “fairness” has gotten out of hand. How do children learn life’s lessons if they never fail and don’t try harder? This whole education system is training up a bunch of liberal-minded robots who are playing right into the handles of the people controlling this country. Many, many years ago I tried to warn friends and family of the dumbing down of America and no one would listen. I feel so sorry for the poor child who brought that cap gun to school. He did not commit a crime but the educators at his school sure did and should be punished severly. WAKE UP FELLOW AMERICANS. WE ARE LOSING!

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    • mach37Comment by mach37
      June 2, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

      Countrygirl (and others): I am getting so sick of the “fairness” that Democrats and liberals are always harping about. Life is not fair, no one is responsible for anything but themselves and their children. You get out of life what you put into it. Sure, there are evil people, but they are in the minority, even though they get so much attention for their bad behavior it seems like there are far more of them.

      Too many educators are sadly lacking in the knowledge that children’s play is a way of learning the difference between good and bad, but children don’t learn good behavior by getting severe psychological punishment for non-violent behavior. Far too many schools are perpetrating severe psychological punishment over harmless play objects. Zero Tolerance policies are bad policies.

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  21. geoinsdComment by geoinsd
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    Let’s charge those school officials with emotional abuse of a child. Then maybe BS like this will stop.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

      How about the current “Anit-Bully” push … this certainly reads as “Bullying” a 5 year old – if ever the true meaning of BULLYING is seen.

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  22. angryredneckComment by angryredneck
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sue those SOBs! I will make a donation to help with the legal fees.
    Picking on a 5-year-old until he wets his pants?! Absolutely shameless! The educational gestapo is out of control. Parents, get your kids out of these schools! Bring them home and give them a real education.

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  23. sgthootComment by sgthoot
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    What the parent didn’t mention was the school official’s interview and whether it included the bright lights, jack boots and swagger stick…. Won’t be long until they start interrogating pre-schoolers for calling a classmate some “name”…. K-12 schools are 25% education and 75% indoctrination. I am surprised some poor teacher didn’t have a heart attack at seeing an actual replica of a “gun”, even one with an orange plastic barrel tip to show everyone with half a brain that is isn’t even real. What happened to the other kid who brought a squirt gun? Apparently nothing…. Maybe if we spray painted the outline of a gun as graffiti on some school wall they would lock down the school until it was painted over for fear some poor kid might actually see it…

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  24. mardaboComment by mardabo
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    If I was the boy’s dad I’d find the irresponsible party and WHOOP his butt for him.

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  25. amazedhumanComment by amazedhuman
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    I swear to God, if I was that child’s mother I’d go in there and slap the **** out of that nutjob. Why on earth have we allowed these miniscule-brain twits the right to terrify our children? When is common sense ever going to re-enter the picture…or is it too late? That fool needs to be booted out on his butt!

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  26. clint54Comment by clint54
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Because the are openly retarded, they have shown this since 2008..I believe this administration wants to start so much media, liberal, bull s**t, their hoping we will just cave in and stop slowing their progress for a new hitler regime..SIg Heil you kenyean fruit..

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  27. portervComment by porterv
    May 31, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    Maybe this was a teachable moment for this 5 year old. Maybe the school taught hime that they are his oppressors and his enemies. Maybe he will remember this for his entire life. Maybe his parents will have learned it too.

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  28. critterComment by critter
    May 31, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    Since the school people have interrogated the 5 year old for 2 hours then the parents and lawyer should demand that the audio/video record of that 2 hour period be furnished to them (parents/lawyers). If there are no records of the interrogation then the school people should be fired.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

      I like this – there is NO WAY .. they could not say, “Well we do not have the technology.” I know they have cell-phones that could EASILY take 2 hour vid’s….

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    • truthsayerComment by truthsayer
      June 2, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

      I TOTALLY AGREE THAT THEY SHOULD BE FORCED TO SHOW THE TWO HOUR VIDEO OF THE ‘INTERROGATION’ OF THAT CHILD. ALL PARENTS IN THAT SCHOOL DISTRICT NEED TO STAND TOGETHER AND FILE A CLASS LAWSUIT AGAINST THE AUTHORITIES THAT ALLOWED SUCH A HORRENDOUS MISJUSTICE TO A FIVE YEAR OLD. THEY SHOULD NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES LET THIS MOM STAND ALONE AGAINST ABUSE AND WHO KNOWS WHAT DAMAGE TO HER CHILD’S EMOTIONAL STATE WHICH WILL BE AFFECTED FOR SOME TIME. IF THESE IDIOTS ARE NOT STOPPED, WHOSE CHILD IS NEXT. MOTTO MUST BE ‘SILENT NO LONGER’,AND NOT BE AFRAID TO STAND YOUR GROUND NO MATTER WHAT THEIR REACTION MIGHT BE. COWARDS NEED TO GET SOME BACKBONE AND OPEN THEIR EYES TO WHATS GOING ON AS A RESULT OF THEIR COWARDICE. LETS ALL STAND TOGETHER AND SHOUT AT THE TOP OF OUR VOICES EVERYWHERE WE GO SAYING ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’ HOW MUCH LONGER ARE WE GOING TO STAND ASIDE AS THIS ADMINISTRATION STRIPS AWAY ALL OUR LIBERTIES. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY HERO DEATHS DEFENDING OUR FREEDOMS. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE, SACRIFICES WERE MADE AND WE ARE IGNORING THESE HEROES AND TAKING FOR GRANTED WHAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY. AFTER ALL, WE WOULD NOT EVEN HAVE A COUNTRY WITHOUT THEM. WE MUST NOT LET THEIR SACRIFICES BE FOR NOTHING. ISN’T OUR LIBERTY WORTH WHATEVER SACRIFICES WE OURSELVES MUST MAKE.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      June 2, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

      truthsayer, I wonder what would happen in one of this child’s parents would stand up during the PTA meeting (if there is such a thing anymore) and tell in exact detail what this teacher and administrators by name had done to her/his child. You can bet that the school is going to go to as much trouble to try to cover this up as Eric Holder is to his wire tapping and IRS involvement.

      And for the record, not that it means a flip, yes I think Barry is in all of it up to his lying neck.

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  29. dfrieze2001Comment by dfrieze2001
    May 31, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    I agree with critter, these people are out of control, and it is only going to get worse.

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  30. moonshineComment by moonshine
    May 31, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    This is extreme liberalism in action. Even toys guns are inherently evil. I am sure that if it was a condom or a phallus, it would have gone completely unnoticed. This is total BS, and its got to stop now. The principal of this school should be fired, and sued by the child’s parents for inflicting psychological damage on their child.

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  31. petercComment by peterc
    May 31, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    If it had been my child, there would certainly be serious legal action and, at some later date, personal retribution.

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  32. rokkyComment by rokky
    May 31, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    Well my fellow Americans, how do you like your country so far?
    Now they’re interrogating 5 year old kids and they will probably get away with it.
    If that was my kid I would be paying a visit to the interrogators.
    We’re losing our country little by little, bit by bit, and it doesn’t seem to bother enough of us yet.

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  34. LardoComment by Lardo
    May 31, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    Okay, I’ve had enough of this nonsense. And here’s what I’m going to do about it.

    You know how the left paints their opposition with a very broad brush? Some nut-case blows something up and the left blames the ENTIRE Tea Party. (Even after it’s been shown that the nut-case is an avowed lefty.)

    Well I know there are some very fine educators out there, who aren’t buying into this zero tolerance nonsense. (Any more than their job requires them to, anyway.) They might even be a majority of educators. But I don’t care anymore.

    If someone tells me they are a teacher, or school administrator, or any such thing, I’m calling them a brainless idiot. Even if they say they agree, with me, that this has all gone too far, I’m labeling them a moron. If for no other reason than they are unwilling to take a stand and combat this insanity. Why they’re really not much different than the alledged “moderate” Muslim who’s silence allows the jihadists to define their entire religion.

    As far as I’m concerned, if you’re a teacher, you are an equal partner in the stoopidity. And will remain as such until YOU start speaking up – and ouot – against it.

    Maybe if enough of us start ostrasizing these slugs, they’ll start to come around.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

      SPOT ON and I’ll be glad to offer guidance and support in anyway I can …. I’m 58 and have seen a ‘few things’ and accomplished and failed at a few things … so I’ve ‘been around, both sides of the track …

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      June 2, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

      While there is some truth in some cases, I’m sick of hearing that teachers are nothing but baby sitters for children. In the main it’s just another canned excuse for them doing the lousy job they are doing.

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  35. serenitynetworksComment by serenitynetworks
    May 31, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    The attorney was incorrect in saying ‘this COULD have been a teachable moment.’ It WAS a teachable moment. Sadly, what was taught is pretty awful. I hope the parents have the wherewithall to deal with each and every interrogator.

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  36. braines57Comment by braines57
    May 31, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    If this had been my child, someone would have had to physically restrain me from dealing with the administrators of that school on a very personal basis! I sincerely wish that the parents of the child would be able to sue the school administrators, but in all honesty I doubt they will. Lawsuits take money and the NEA and all of the state unions are well-funded, whereas your average mom and dad with young children are not. There once was a time when the majority of parents who had children at that school would have shown up en masse to voice their objections to that student’s treatment, but no more. Our public schools are overrun with the children of illegal aliens and lifetime welfare recipients whose parents have been fully indoctrinated with the “party” lines on gun control and non-violence. Gone are the days where we had teachers who truly loved to teach and school administrators who were interested in helping form future leaders for their community. Now we have unionized thugs and bullies within our schools whose sole priority is the total indoctrination of our children. Part of that plan includes impressing upon our children that their parents can’t protect them – that neither they nor their parents have any rights over them – that the school personnel have total and complete control over their lives. You may think this sounds extreme but if you have children in any public school now, dig into what types of things are discussed in their classes. Find out what happens to your child if and when they pose ideas which run counter to the “party” line with respect to government, gun control, illegal aliens, abortion, healthcare – take your pick. Teachers not only can, but they do actively work to indoctrinate your children every day. If you have raised your child to think independently or, heaven forbid, hold views contrary to what is deemed “politically correct” they will bear the consequences. Some will be openly aggregious such as what happened to this child, but often the response will be more subtle but just as effective. Homework turned in complete, correct and on time will go “missing” and have to be redone, at reduced credit because there is only your child’s word against the teacher (even if you know it was complete because you saw it). The teachers will be saying they are merely trying to teach students to be responsible for their own work but what this really means is that they are taking away your authority and rights as a parent. Papers and projects will receive lower grades and less credit. Not all teachers will follow this, but when it does happen you will find your hands effectively tied by administrative bureaucratic red tape and nonsense. I say this all from personal experience. My youngest daughter just graduated from high school and I am so very glad! Now she will go off to college – an even hotter “bed” of political posturing, but with the advantage of being her own person who can actively choose what she wants and reject that which she does not. My heart goes out to this family and especially to the child. Public schools are a joke – they are no longer about education and they are all about indoctrination.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

      This post will get low scores, I am sure – but then ask yourself – “Is he right? Am I just not willing to the “fight the good fight anymore?” If so why? Are my excuses valid???

      And this is why people quit: SAD. They feel they can do nothing and thus they do nothing.

      What will it take, when enough is enough? OR is this it?

      We quit – we surrender – we see there is no hope … so “They win” because we lost our backbone – and excuse me our “*****” to say – NO! HELL NO!

      But I guess that ‘costs’ and some are not willing to take a bloody nose anymore. FREEDOM IS TRULY LOST WHEN WE ARE AFRAID TO LOOSE AND GET A BLOODY NOSE.

      Freedom is NOT “FREE” – yes there is a cost to it and for it. When we no longer want to (for what ever the reason) to fight the fight … then roll out the WHITE FLAG and surrender!

      I mean, why not, right?

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    • braines57Comment by braines57
      June 4, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

      I agree totally – we all need to FIGHT and FIGHT HARD against this type of stupidity. If it were my child, you can best believe I would have been at that school the next morning, bright and early to “speak” with the teacher and the school administrators. It would not have been a pleasant conversation either. I’m not a violent person, but I truly think that these people deserve to be taken out behind the school and spanked, one at a time, until they all wet their pants and then be forced to complete their day with wet pants. Just sayin’!

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  37. jmikes1951Comment by jmikes1951
    May 31, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    The Obama administration promised to change America’s opinions on gun control. They are doing it not only thru idiot liberals but now thru intimidation of children in school. Hit the idiots where it hurts. Sue them. Put your kids in private schools where you actually have a say in what they are taught. Schools are paid by how many students attend each day. Tell the administration that we aren’t going to take their liberal BS any more.

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  38. patron71Comment by patron71
    May 31, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Maybe some of the parents will get off their butts and get the parents with common sense together and attend the school board meetings.
    By voting in total idiots as administrators, the parents need to work to get rid of these highly paid school dictators.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

      We can HOPE … and boy I HOPE they do wake up from this, “I can talk the talk – but do NOT expect me to walk it!” mentality. Shut off the Facebook – Tweets – IM’s and PM’s — unless it’s a RALLY CRY … THEN SHOUT IT!

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  39. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    May 31, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    I’m so not into suing but if this were my child I’d be suing for mental anguish, unlawful detention, and defamation of character (since no doubt everyone at the school knows who the little boy is) and anything else I could find a lawyer to toss in. Unfortunately a liberal judge would probably throw it out.

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  40. Allen SComment by Allen S
    May 31, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

    This type of stupidy goes on all over our country. One child whose father was in the military brought cupcakes to school for his birthday with little plastic army characters on each one and the school would not let his serve them and even threw the cupcakes away after the toys were taken off. How cruel — the schools need to let the parents deal with their child in situations instead of tramatizing little children.

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  41. freedomforallComment by freedomforall
    May 31, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    Once again it seems as though stupidity in our education system has raised it’s ugly head. There are so many examples of these scenes throughout our schools in this country. It seems that each teacher has to advise a superior being of any possible wrong doing. These superior beings in our school system are placed by the super unions therefore they are almost always a little lefty. Maybe the term little is being nice.
    Now a few respondants have rightfully blamed the parents because we are the ones that have allowed our schools to stop teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic, right from wrong, and respect for others.
    Today, the system shows no sign of changing unless it is to once again slide to the left and take more of our rights away from us.
    These interogators should not receive any respect for what they have done. They should be disciplined to the fullest that is possible to show others what happens when you yourself have no respect for those you may be in charge of.
    Personally, I would INTERROGATE them until such time they wet themselves than inform them of the loss of position they once had. I believe that a charge of unlawful imprisonment would fit here as well. A criminal hs the right to an attorney, and when a young person is being held by the police… they are not to be questioned until a parent is present.
    GET INVOLVED PARENTS, ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TODDLERS AND TEENS WILL BE QUESTIONED IF THERE EVER BE A NEED. PUT IT IN WRITING THAT THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO INTERROGATE YOUR CHILD UNTIL AFTE YOU ARE NOTIFIED AND ARE PRESENT.
    Someone said something about spit ball shooters, that does it people NO MORE STRAWS< and now we have to put law suits in against all the places to eat, they supply each of us with a wide selection of wapons.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

      AMEN – and – Amen …

      But are they ready to fight the fight? Or has the ugly lie, “What is the use, we can’t win!” (For whatever excuse, which is what it is – an EXCUSE FROM BEING ACCOUNTABLE & RESPONSIBLE -

      I think these parents – camels or more accurately Sheep – have become use to ‘straw piles’ and they are comfortable with it. Sad – huh?

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  42. oleteabagComment by oleteabag
    May 31, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    If these brain-dead FOOLS are going to treat a 5-year-old like a criminal, then they should follow the rules of criminal interrogation, one of which is, you do NOT interrogate an underage child without his/her parents present!

    I would have sued these fools for all they were worth for violating the rights of my child, had one of mine been “interrogated” until he peed his pants. This is BEYOND outrageous.

    Oh, I know, the liberals are DETERMINED to create a climate where people regard guns with abject HORROR, but COME ONE–a 5 YEAR OLD with an empty cap gun? It had that big orange cap on it and did not even look real. NOBODY other than a complete IDIOT could have mistaken this thing for a “real” gun, and their hysterical reaction is a prime example of why I keep saying, liberals are INSANE.

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  43. Jim ForsytheComment by Jim Forsythe
    May 31, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    These idiot school personnel should have been fired immediately. When will America wake up?

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    • freedomforallComment by freedomforall
      May 31, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

      Unfortunately stupidity is not a sufficient excuse for firing under union guidelines. The states and local governments refuse to give any type of discipline because it would mean that someone would have to deal with a union boss. Now, if we could just find someonew that is not too lazy to do their job, and not to lazy to fight the right fight with these union bosses, there could be change. But, I do not see anyone that will do that.

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    • petercComment by peterc
      May 31, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

      Fired, hell. They should be taken out back and shot!

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  44. begneli2011Comment by begneli2011
    May 31, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    One more government department. The department of citizen protection, to protect us from government which is accelerating its unconstitutional growth. IRS, DOJ, EPA, etc., are defeating the checks and balances. Now tha out of control regulations and departments are called the fourth branch of government.

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  45. patebooComment by pateboo
    May 31, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    Ten days suspension, he got off way too easy. They should throw that little felon in prison and throw away the key. And his little friend who brought the water gun the day before with him. They can be cellmates. Make them scrub the latrine with toothbrushes. Next thing you know, they’ll be palling around with terrorists like Ayers. Oh wait, THAT’S OKAY, Obama does that.

    What on earth does someone ask a five year old about for TWO HOURS, let alone TWO MINUTES??? Speaking of pants, I hope they sue the pants off of that school. I pray that kid isn’t traumatized for the rest of his life by this. Oh wait, praying isn’t allowed either anymore, the cops will probably be showing up on my front door step now.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

      I had not even thought of that! I have 5 year old G’daughter living w/us full time.

      What did they say to this kid for 2 whole hours. You simply cannot talk about guns and their ‘evil’ for that long.

      So to hold him that long and not even ask, “do you need to go potty?” Heck, we ask that easily, because of their age.

      This seriously is smelling of Shxt more then pee … I would seriously DEMAND a copy of what was said – and or witnesses of all parties UNDER OATH ….

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  46. haplyssComment by haplyss
    May 31, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    Harold of Toledo OH has the answer to prevent our little children from this type of terrorism. Fire all these idiotic officials, who perform this type of asininity. Next, fire whoever screened these senseless things, and hire someone qualified to screen for the official openings to prevent this from ever happening again.

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  47. sumitchComment by sumitch
    May 31, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

    It’s pretty obvious about the outrage and desire for justice that we read here, and that’s good. But even more important, do the parents of this child know about this and if they are, what are they doing?

    For them and their children typing and talking isn’t worth much of anything. Locally they need to get up, get out and demand response as well as all the punishment that can be brought against these school idiots.

    Surely there are enough concerned parents in this school district that they can raise the money for a law suit. Maybe there’s even an attorney that is willing to take this on a “pro bono” basis?

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  48. dogbreathComment by dogbreath
    May 31, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

    “Oh-Oh-Oh, if it saves even one life it was worth it.” That 5 year old will never forget this. I agree with clarkent.

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  49. steven LComment by steven L
    May 31, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    To transform the country U need to disarm the people.
    Perhaps if we force boys to wear girls outfits they will get softer, sweater and less prone to violence. Next will eliminate all the males. Then there will be little to no violence. Then will eliminate the military-industrial complex. That will save trillions of dollars. WAWWWWWWWW!
    The left-far left will finally domesticate these Americans.
    OH, I forgot one thing: Was this kid given his Miranda’s rights? I doubt very much!

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  50. introspector7Comment by introspector7
    May 31, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    It was mentioned that their is no common sense any more in dealing with matters as trivial as this episode. Quite the contrary, in my mind it is what common sense has devolved into. Common is no more than Average to me. With our modern school system transgressing on the minds of our youth for decades now what we have turned into is a society of morons. Citizens that are more captivated by American Idle instead of learning our history and therefore have turned into idle Americans. Generations of indolence that voted for this abrogation of Liberty that now exists in D.C. Common Sense is the problem, there is very little Logic based integrity.

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    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      May 31, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

      Sad but true – Common Sense has “left the building” a long time ago.

      We are growing a generation of WHIMPS and parents just stand by and let it happen.

      Dodge Ball is “bad” – because “Johnny” might get hurt. Ya, he might … that is part of life. We ‘get hurt’ and if you cannot stand a bloody nose from Dodge Ball – how is one going to stand strong when it comes to real “RIGHT” & “WRONG”? They won’t be able to.

      They will just raise the WHITE FLAG OF SURRENDER and be walked all over and on top of.

      PROOF – Most of you will forget this story in less than a week. You will forget your “outrage” as you go back to your Facebook – Tweeting – and ‘real important stuff’ …

      Mean while, this puss will continue to infect and grow because YOU allowed it to happen .. with your lame excuses, rationalizations and defeated attitudes.

      Some will to focused on pointing out Typo’s, because that is SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT … :P (Again, proof of Common Sense Leaving the Building.)

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