Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Weapons" At School

Is it too much to ask that school administrators, all of whom probably have masters degrees, exercise the smallest amount of common sense?

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The latest case of zero-tolerance at the public schools has a 10-year-old student sadder and wiser, and facing expulsion and long-term juvenile detention. And it has his mother worried that his punishment has already been harsher than the offense demands.

"I think I shouldn't have brought a gun to school in the first place," said the student, Alandis Ford, sitting at home Thursday night with his mother, Tosha Ford, at his side.

Alandis' gun was a "cap gun," a toy cowboy six-shooter that his mother bought for him.

It might be nice if sheriffs used some common sense as well:

Tosha said that Wednesday afternoon, after school, "six police officers actually rushed into the door" of their home. "He [Alandis] opened the door because they're police. And then they just kind of pushed him out of the way, and asked him, 'Well where's the gun, where's the real gun?' And they called him a liar... they booked him, and they fingerprinted him."

The boy's 10 years old--and still wants to be a police officer when he grows up, even after this.

Hat tip to Instapundit.


KauaiMark said...

I guess that means the kid should sue the toy store for damages...

Couple sues McDonald's for nude photos they took of themselves:

Anonymous said...

Oh for the love of God!

And to think I can remember the day when bringing a functioning rifle to school would provoke nothing more than a discussion with teachers and administrators about what you were hunting for and where?

DADvocate said...

In the second grade, I received a toy gun as a Christmas present during our class gift exchange. The only thing that happened was the the teacher complimented me for telling the giver "Thanks you."

Anonymous said...

could have been worse.....they could have decided to strip search him

Law and Order Teacher said...

I hope he continues to want to be a police officer. We need them. As for the tactics used by the school and the police. What the hell? I remember arresting really bad people. We were busy and didn't have time to chase down this kind of crap.

Anonymous said...

And teachers/administrators wonder why they are not respected!

Anonymous said...

If "six police officers actually rushed into the door" of MY home, some of them wouldn't be rushing out again. Children of illegitimate birth they are!

This liberal nonsense has got to stop. It's obvious there's no such thing as "common sense" any more.

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