"This principal is a bully and a coward, and needs to be held accountable," said Laura Timoney, 44, after her teary fourth-grader was nearly suspended for playing with the tiny toy at lunch...Lego toy guns are not weapons. I'm just saying.
Patrick Timoney, 9, was terrified when he was yanked into the principal's office to discuss the teeny-weeny plastic "weapon."
"The gun was so little," the boy said. "I don't understand why the principal got so upset. I was a little nervous. They made me sign a statement"...
"The toy gun is not the issue," she (the boy's mother) said. "A lack of common sense is the issue."
Thursday, February 04, 2010
More Zero Tolerance Idiocy
Just get rid of the people who create such rules. Get rid of those who enforce them with zeal, and consider getting rid of those who enforce them even though they truly know better. Do this, and we won't ever again have to hear about a 9-year-old almost being suspended for having a 2" Lego gun at school: