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11-Yr-Old Suspended From School For Merely TALKING About Guns

OWINGS, MD -- The father of a middle schooler in Calvert County, Md. says his 11-year-old son was suspended for 10 days for merely talking about guns on the bus ride home.

Bruce Henkelman of Huntingtown says his son, a sixth grader at Northern Middle School in Owings, was talking with friends about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre when the bus driver hauled him back to school to be questioned by the principal, Darrel Prioleau.

"The principal told me that with what happened at Sandy Hook if you say the word 'gun' in my school you are going to get suspended for 10 days," Henkelman said in an interview with WMAL.com.

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I'd stake my life on the

I'd stake my life on the probability that these same administrators who are so quick to punish students for pop tart and lego guns, or sign language guns, or the mere mention of the word gun...

When asked for their opinion of a U.S. soldier, who wields with aggression and cause the sexiest and most effective (read: deadly) of weapons, most prominently and chiefly among them none other than guns, as part of their PRIMARY function...

Would herald the soldier a hero without thinking twice about it.

But a grade school adolescent in their halls has the temerity to use the word -- the word, not an actual -- 'gun'?

HORROR! THE SKY IS FALLING!

At least until he grows up; puts on the proper costume; and doesn't talk about them anymore, but instead actually uses them to kill people in foreign lands who he doesn't know and with whom he has no personal quarrels.

Then he, too, can be a hero in the eyes of these administrators. Until then: Detention, young man.

It is Supreme Irony.

Intimidation by government

Intimidation by government employees at every level from school bus driver to top directors of government agencies are waging war on We the People. They seek to traumatize and terrorize our families every chance they get.

We need to make new comprehensive rules for government employees on what they can and can't take action on. Common everyday conversation about guns is not appropriate to take action against. Fines and disciplinary action should be imposed on government employees who overstep their authority.

Children in Public Schools

are virtual prisoners of the state. And as precedent shows, prisoners lose (nearly) all their rights, including the right to free speech. Think about it.

Lots of Republicans and

Lots of Republicans and Libertarians have kids in public schools and pay school tax too. Time to change the rules.

A Stop Frivolous Accusations and Government Employee Code of Conduct Act should be passed.

Most school administrators

Most school administrators think they are god almighty and can do whatever they want. The only thing that gets their attention is a lawsuit or the threat of a lawsuit. I bet they backed off the suspension after the ACLU got involved.

Public School Admins

Are the functional equivalent of prison wardens. Any wonder they feel that way?

I seem to recall ...

a certain attorney general calling for the brainwashing of people concerning firearms. Was that in Soviet Russia or one of the Communist block countries ???

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

I believe it was

der commisar holder.

Just open the box and see

His school?

The school was built with taxpayer's money, the principal's salary is paid with property and other taxes, therefore, the school does not belong to the principal, it belongs to the taxpayers.
The principal seems to be on a "power" kick, and it sickens me to see him do this to a 6th grader.
I thought schools were suppose to be the place we send our children to get some sort of education, like learning the three R's.
Looks like the only education going on at this egotistical principal's school is to be "afraid" of guns.
I hope the parents will rise up against this bastard, and send him packing for the 2013-2014 school year.

So, I hear if you say

So, I hear if you say Beetlejuice 3 times in a row, something interesting will happen...

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Two Possibilities

1. These people are so cowardly that they would jump at their own shadows. They're terrified that there's going to be a mass shooting at any moment.

2. They are conditioning children to associate the concept of guns with negative experiences, so that they will never ever want to use guns even in a lawful manner.

I'm betting on the second possibility. I seriously doubt that they are afraid of Pop-Tarts in the shape of a gun, images of guns, bubble blower guns, etc.