What is going on with people? Is there a virus sweeping the country that burrows deep inside the brain and destroys all common sense? Just look what happened in Loveland, Colorado where a seven-year-old elementary school student was suspended for trying to “save the world” while using an imaginary grenade.
That’s right! We’re not talking about an actual weapon or even a picture of a weapon. We are talking about an imaginary grenade being used by a seven-year-old child!
As reported by the Denver Post, the child is now “confused,” because he got in trouble “for trying to save the world from evil.”
Parent Mandie Watkins said Mary Blair principal Valerie Lara-Black called her Friday afternoon to inform her that her second-grade son, Alex, had been suspended for throwing an imaginary grenade during recess on the playground.
Alex did not have anything in his hand at the time and made no threats toward other people, Watkins reportedly was told.
Watkins said Alex’s story matched up with the principal’s account: He threw the pretend grenade at an imaginary box that had something evil inside.
He was going to save the earth this way, and when he threw the grenade he pretended that the box exploded, in apparent success.
As Fox News, according to the school, the boy’s actions violated their list of “absolutes.”
The Daily Mail contacted the school and was told that no comment would be forthcoming because the situation is “complicated.” The Daily Mail learned that the list of “absolutes” was “not a district-wide policy, but rather specific to the Loveland elementary school in question.”
Ok, so now we have a confused little boy who was simply playing “hero” on the playground. And this warrants a suspension? Come on, folks! At the very least, this shows a complete lack of common sense by school officials. More troubling is the trend that we are seeing which labels a firearm or other such “weapon” as evil rather than a means of defending oneself in the fight for good. And this is exactly what the child was doing.