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Old 02-06-2013, 06:05 AM
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A Colorado second-grader may be suspended from his elementary school after he disobeyed a key rule of no weapons, real or imaginary, when he tossed an imaginary grenade Friday during recess and went, 'pshhh,' to indicate that the imaginary device detonated, KDVR.com reported.

Alex Watkins,7, who attends Mary Blair Elementary in Loveland, said he was playing the game "Rescue the World." He plays the role of a heroic soldier out to rid the world of an evil threat.

His duties led him to throw the imaginary grenade into a box he pretended contained evil forces. He said he didn't make any threats and was playing by himself, KDVR.com reported.

The school has a list of 'absolutes' that states no weapons, even if they're imaginary. A phone call Tuesday morning from FoxNews.com to the school was not immediately returned.

"Honestly, I don’t think the rule is very realistic for kids this age," Mandie Watkins, Alex's mom, told KDVR.com. "I think that when a child is trying to save the world, I don't think he should be punished for it."

Alex, for his part, told the station that he can’t believe he got "dispended."

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Across the country this **** is going on. Kids playing games and the supposed educated among us are going nuts. I am convinced that teachers today have lost their minds and should be no where near children.
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Across the country this **** is going on. Kids playing games and the supposed educated among us are going nuts. I am convinced that teachers today have lost their minds and should be no where near children.
Give the kid an imaginary suspension. And send the school administrators to a real war zone so they can get a grip on reality.
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The school has a list of 'absolutes' that states no weapons, even if they're imaginary.
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The school has a list of 'absolutes' that states no weapons, even if they're imaginary.

Again I say, WTF? Little Suzy THOUGHT of a knife. Suspend her!!!! ZOMG!!! Think of the children!!

Oh wait...
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WTF?



Seriously, read that again:

The school has a list of 'absolutes' that states no weapons, even if they're imaginary.

Again I say, WTF? Little Suzy THOUGHT of a knife. Suspend her!!!! ZOMG!!! Think of the children!!

Oh wait...
Are 'super hero' powers against the rules too?



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Are 'super hero' powers against the rules too?



Are they weapons? Are they imaginary? Then yes, you are suspended if you even THINK you have super powers.
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How soon teachers and administrations forget that "imagination is greater than knowledge"- Albert Einstein. This is especially true in a child that wants to do something good like using his or her imagination to save the world! I've never cared for the (Thought Police),we have too many real issues to deal with without squandering valuable time by confusing our students with a no good deed goes unpunished attitude..
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Are they weapons? Are they imaginary? Then yes, you are suspended if you even THINK you have super powers.
Sometimes, I get an almost uncontrollable urge to line up all the idiots in the world, and b**ch slap them to death.
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Oh yes they are! No one is allowed to be better in any way.
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Across the country this **** is going on. Kids playing games and the supposed educated among us are going nuts. I am convinced that teachers today have lost their minds and should be no where near children.
Seriously, I don't know why people worry that the classrooms that their small children are required to attend by the State can ever be used to advance dangerous, goofy or destructive sociopolitical agendas, advanced by duly elected heads of government.
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I guess they would have put me and all my cousins and my brother in jail and thrown away the key.
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