PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The family of a Pennsylvania kindergartner suspended from school for talking about a soap bubble toy gun is protesting her punishment and wants her record cleared, an attorney for the family said on Monday.
The unidentified 5-year-old child from Mount Carmel in eastern Pennsylvania was suspended after she talked on January 10 about a Hello Kitty Bubble Gun while waiting for a bus after school, said attorney Robin Ficker.
According to the attorney, the little girl said to a friend: “I’m going to shoot you and I will shoot myself, and we’ll all play together.”
Her comments were overheard by an adult who reported them to the school, he said.
But the toy shoots only soap bubbles, and the girl did not even have one, he said.
Gee, in school we played “war” or “army”, “cowboys and Indians”, watched The Three Stooges, Popeye and Hanna Barbera cartoons and still never had the urge to hurt/kill anybody.
Political correctness run amuck.
I will say it again…I am suprised I survived childhood. I am missing some bits(finger tips as such)but for the fact that we skirted the edge of death even while sleeping I cannot believe we survived.
I wouldn’t want my child going to a school with these type of people in charge.
The part that gets me on these topics is that, when a lib comments at all on something like this, it is to say that these people went too far, but they are not the norm and you cons are making mountains of mole hills. Yet the Newtown school shooting should change America’s constitution. Anecdotes are a waste of evreyone’s time unless it proves my point.
I will say it again…I am suprised I survived childhood.
I hope your tongue is firmly in your cheek. I can’t express how grateful I am to not have been smothered by safety conscious parents. Most of my cherished childhood memories would not have been allowed by either of my in-law brothers. I would be a completely different person. No wonder video games are so popular, your kid is safe in the house.
Tuerqas, I forgot the <sarc> tag but I figured with my history here it would not be needed. My point was that when I was in high school we did not have firearms but we did have an archery unit in PE class. We played field hockey with real wooden clubs and no helmets. We drank out of the stream out back(upstream from the cow pasture of course) and I got my first BB gun at 8 and proved worthy of a .22 when I was 10. My Dad kept a loaded breech loading shotgun leaning in the corner of the kitchen by the door. We also drove a Willie jeep in the winter that had a plow welded to it in order to clear the road before the guys had to go to work…we did all of this before we were 14. My kids get to ride in the bed of the pickup when we are off the road because it is better than Great America. You should hear the giggling at speeds up almost 10mph.
Now fast forward to today. With the way we lived our lives, what we ate, how we played and worked…it is either banned because it is deemed deadly or it is so closely monitored and bubble wrapped that it isn’t fun. We live in a world where I am not legally able to let my 6yr old plink cans with me standing over him.
Now can we combine this with the school choice thread and use this to hopefully show the liberals another reason some people want an option to the local public school monopolies.
It would make me sick to listen to these teachers/officials explain why this was really a threat to other students and cannot be tolerated.
bubbleguns - the gateway gun to an M-16
Except for killing unborn children, liberals genrally loathe individual choice.
Dictating a “one size fits all” option is what liberals do.
“Choice” is as foreign of a concept to liberals, as God is to atheists.
Fishaddict, I knew what you meant. It just makes me so sad that the vast majority of kids today can only have the kind of fun we had as kids, on a video game. I was caught in my own sentimentality and so questioned the mark you were hitting. Think about it. Parents with our experiences chose to bubblewrap their kids and now it is a wonder that the grandchildren can breathe through all of the wrapping.
Great segue, Tad.
Also caught in sentimentality…
Other non idiot-proofed toys - comes to mind: Vacu-Form, erector sets, Fright Factory, Thingmaker, Easy Bake Oven, HO racing cars, jarts, roller skates, pop guns, cap guns, air guns, bow & arrow, dart board (with real darts), Slip-n-Slide, pedal cars sans seat belts. etc., etc.
Lordy, Lordy, how did we ever survive?
I think its ridiculous, its impossible that 5 years old kids can do that shooting someone we must can separate a joking or seriously.