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Old 10-02-2013, 05:28 AM
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Do all schools require that they employ absolute morons to run them? Geez Louise this is getting friggin ridicules. Kids today can't even be kids anymore.

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An Osceola County mother is outraged after she said her 8-year-old son was kicked out of class for playing cops with his friends at Harmony Community School and using his finger to simulate a handgun.

Jordan Bennett was suspended from school for the day, but his mother, Bonnie, said she's now worried her son be labeled as violent with a suspension on his record.

"He had nothing in his hand. It was a finger gun, a pretend gun," Bennett said.

But as it turns out, the school considered the gesture to be an act of violence.

"He didn't threaten violence. He didn't utter words that were inappropriate. He made a sound and used his fingers and that was it," said Bennett.
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The difference 20 years makes I guess, I shot school owned guns when I was in school, and now you get suspended for pointing a finger and going bang.
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It's news because it is unusual. If it was a normal thing nobody would report it. So lets get over the old "Oh the world today" nonsense,
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Do all schools require that they employ absolute morons to run them? Geez Louise this is getting friggin ridicules. Kids today can't even be kids anymore.
The obvious parental strategy should be to teach kids to explain in such situations that their finger represented not a make believe gun, but a pretend dildo. Then not only will the kid be out of trouble, but will be hailed as an enlightened pioneer of diversity. Problem solved!
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It's news because it is unusual. If it was a normal thing nobody would report it. So lets get over the old "Oh the world today" nonsense,
Mikeyy STU your getting old too.
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Mikeyy STU your getting old too.
No doubt. I'm shooting for triple digits though so I'll be here a while.
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It's news because it is unusual. If it was a normal thing nobody would report it. So lets get over the old "Oh the world today" nonsense,
Perhaps it could be more of a widespread situation than this supposedly isolated case. Not every suspension makes the news unless a parent wants it to.

It is very sad.
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Perhaps it could be more of a widespread situation than this supposedly isolated case. Not every suspension makes the news unless a parent wants it to.

It is very sad.
OK whatever Widespread finger pointing suspensions. The new cause celeb.
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It's news because it is unusual. If it was a normal thing nobody would report it. So lets get over the old "Oh the world today" nonsense,
The stupid thing about it is that there are actual brainless cowards in charge of children's education out there.
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Um . . . was the finger loaded ?
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