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Maryland School Suspends 6-Year-Old for Making Gun Gesture with Hand

In Gun Control, News, Police State, Viral Videos on January 3, 2013 at 7:57 AM

01/02/2013

A 6-year-old elementary school student has been suspended for forming a gun with his hands, pointing it at a student and saying ‘pow’. Administrators called the action a ‘serious incident’.

The 6-year-old boy was given a one-day suspension from Roscoe Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md. for his pretend gunshot, which attorney Robin Ficker said was unnecessarily harsh.

The boy’s family received a letter from Assistant Principal Renee Garraway in which the gesture was described as “a serious incident”, the Washington Examiner reported.

“[He] threatened to shoot a student. He was spoken to earlier today about a similar incident,” the letter said. The family does not know what this ‘similar incident’ is and claims they have never been informed of any previous problems regarding their child.

 

“It just shows the overreaction,” Ficker said.

“They could have called the mother in. They didn’t do that. They just said, ‘You’re suspended.’ Five years from now, when someone in Montgomery County looks at his permanent record, they’re going to see that he threatened to shoot another student,” the attorney added.

The ruling can be appealed within 10 days of the incident and there is a conference planned to discuss the matter on Jan. 2 – the day students return to school.

The gun gesture occurred one week after 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. – 20 of which were children. The massacre was the second-deadliest school shooting in US history and shook up the nation during the holiday season. Across the US, parents and students became fearful of gun violence and mourned the loss of so many young children.

Making a gun gesture shortly after the Sandy Hook shooting may seem insensitive, but the 6-year-old may not have understood the implications of his seemingly harmless action.

“He doesn’t understand,” Ficker told NBC4. “The law says he is not old enough to form intent.”

Dana Tofig, spokesman for Montgomery County Schools, told NBC that she could not comment on individual cases.

“Generally, in an incident involving the behavior of our younger students, we will make sure that the student and his family are well-informed of any behavior that needs to change and understand the consequences if the behavior does not change,” she said.

Another spokesperson for the school district told the Examiner that parents are informed of incidents in which students’ learning environments are affected or in which other students feel unsafe. The elementary school did not indicate any feelings of endangerment felt by the other student.

Via RT

NC Teacher Caught on Tape Yelling at Student for Criticizing Obama

In News, Other Leaks, Viral Videos on May 22, 2012 at 7:30 AM

 

05/21/2012

It was a moment in a North Carolina classroom that was caught on tape recently that is making national headlines, after a teacher was recorded yelling at a student in her social studies class for criticizing President Obama, even telling him that he could get arrested.

It all began when the topic of the day was a discussion regarding GOP contender Mitt Romney being a bully in high school. A student challenged the teacher, saying that he thought the president had also acknowledged that he bullied someone in high school, as well. The teacher responded by saying that she didn’t know of any such comment … and that’s when the shouting began.

In the audio, you can hear the teacher in question yelling at the boy, saying, “That’s disrespect!” The student then responds, “You’re disrespecting Romney!” That, of course, prompts another response from the teacher, who says, “How’s that disrespect? He’s not the president! You will not disrespect the President of the United States in this classroom!”

She proceeded to tell the student that he could even get arrested for his comments … but the student quickly reminded the teacher that that would go against his First Amendment right to free speech.

 

According to Breitbart News, “The student had asked his friend to record the discussion to “prove to his parents what he has been trying to tell them for some time. The teacher in this video has a long history of pushing a liberal agenda, by shouting down students. She is very intolerant of other points of view that she does not share. The atmosphere at this school is not very conducive to opposing views.”

The North Carolina high school teacher has been suspended with pay after the video went viral on YouTube. Salisbury Post reported Monday that district school officials suspended the teacher in the course of their investigation into the incident.

 

This recording serves as a reminder that the school system is becoming a training ground for teaching kids to be subservient to the state while indoctrinating them into thinking that the First Amendment doesn’t exist.

 

Related Link: Teacher Yells At Student: Criminal Offense to Criticize Obama

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