Second Grader Suspended for Carrying Invisible Gun …. No Really


We have seen the ridiculous reactions of schools in America who are full of gunophobes. We've seen little boys suspended for using pencils as pretend guns on the playground. We've seen one young man arrested for wearing a NRA t-shirt. There has even been a little boy who is deaf that used sign language for his name and the sign he gave for his name was too much like the sign for gun. Even talking about guns or eating your breakfast pastry in the shape of a gun can get kids suspended. Well, now this one takes the cake. Now a second grader has been suspended for merely using his finger as a pretend gun. In other words, it's an invisible gun.

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WKMG reports:

Bonnie Bennett said her son, Jordan, was suspended Friday at Harmony Community School in Osceola County after playing cops and robbers with another student.

"There was nothing in his hand.  He used his thumb and index finger," said Bennett. "It was a game.  He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone. No words were said."

Bennett said she would have been satisfied with some form of punishment but is worried now that since he's been suspended, her son will be seen as a violent child.

"They took a child that has never been in trouble before and went to the extreme," said Bennett. "A child that has no history of violence is now classified as a violent offender."

A violent offender? Seriously, the people in these school systems that think this way should be in mental institutes, not in public education, but again, we are letting the nuts run the nuthouse.

Another young boy, who was also playing with Jordan, was also suspended.

The Osceola County School District claims that it wasn't a game. While unable to comment on the specifics because of alleged confidentiality, a school representative said that after reviewing the incident, Jordan violated school student conduct.

I've heard this one before, haven't you? We made a stupid decision, but yeah the boy's finger was a real threat to the students around him so in order to justify ourselves we'll claim confidentiality. Sounds like CYA to me.

Heritage adds:

These overreactions would be laughable if they weren't such serious business. In the wake of the Newtown massacre, a suspension involving an "act of violence" might just doom a child's future academic and career prospects before they really begin.

Expecting kids not to get creative with food or play "cops and robbers" is tantamount to asking them, well, not to be kids. Certainly, teachers need to be able to prevent kids from disrupting class, but does anyone really believe that these decisions are about disruption rather than politically correct concerns about promoting a "gun-free culture"?

Jordan's mother has some backbone though, and she is seeking to remove the suspension from her son's school record.

"I'm prepared to go to court if I have to because this is wrong. It's wrong for my son and any other child if they're faced with the same thing because of a game," Bennett said.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of these kids. My goodness, I remember running around the yard and house playing army, cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians ( we didn't have cowboys and muslims then) and all the while using pretend and play weapons. There was never any malice in our play, only having fun.

As Andrea has written, "Taking a play hammer and beating it on a play tool set is a boy thing to do.  Playing with a pretend gun seems to be innately born into them.  In fact, even some mothers I know who decidedly attempted to instill femininity into their boys by removing any 'male dominated' play items, have found their toddler and preschool sons acting out fight scenes and using their fingers to simulate pretend guns in imaginative play.  This is with zero exposure to the 'violence' that gun-haters like to pretend is the source."

There is nothing wrong with any of these boys. They are not threatening anyone. They are not harming anyone. The real problem in these situations resides in the adults: School officials and parents that tolerate it from them. I say, good for Jordan's mom for standing up and letting her voice be heard and holding these Marists feet to the fire. These people work for her, not the other way around!

If you wish to give a greater voice to Mrs. Bennet's, here's contact information for the School District of Osceola County, Florida:

817 Bill Beck Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34744

407-870-4600

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  • mike nelson

    I have an invisible nuke in my backpack.

  • GladIamOld

    Hell, I had a 'real' toy gun when I was a kid; I shot many 'bad guys' with my CAP GUN (it made lots of noise and you could smell the gun powder too! You younger generation people had better wake up before it's too late! I forgot to mention - I'm a girl!

  • WhiteFalcon

    This is a testament to the fact that many of the kids' teachers have invisable intellect. They are morons.

  • guest233

    What twisted and deranged thinking and actions from those we entrust our children to.

  • Joe

    stop these people now that are destroying your children or shut up.

  • ynot202

    "The Osceola County School District claims that it wasn't a game."
    If it wasn't a game please explain what it was.

  • sargeant rock

    As sad as this is, it is not surprising when the education system is run by atheists, liberals, socialists, Marxists or what ever label you want to put on them, and they are under Obozo's "brain wash our youth" program of control. They teach children to sing "praises" to Obozo, learn to honor homosexuality and teach Islam is a religion of peace while removing God's word and ban any mention of Jesus Christ and Christianity from their buildings.

    Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no revelation (of God), the people cast off restraint;"

  • John Patriot

    I remember at 12 years old, bringing my rifle to school on the school bus to use in a school sponsored NRA hunter safety course and bringing it back home on the bus (safely). The bus was filled with kids with rifles, no one was offended, hurt, murdered or threatened and life went on. I got my first gun when I was 9 years old; before that my dad had his guns hanging on pegs on the wall and we were told they were loaded and never to touch them, and all of his fourteen children obeyed that standing order even though we knew they were not really loaded. I cant imagine this happening these days; kids are not raised anymore, they are processed.

  • danimal

    Now, if he flashed a gang sign, everything would be peachy...right?

  • Jack Parker

    Somebody needs to be fired!