Principal freaks on plastic Lego gun!

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  1. BAILIFF

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    Laura Timoney fumes
    after son Patrick, 9, is
    busted for bringing 2-
    inch-long toy gun to PS
    52

    BY Matthew Lysiak, Kate Nocera and Larry Mcshane
    DAILY NEWS WRITERS

    Thursday, February 4th 2010, 4:00 AM


    Fevelo for NewsThe actual size of the toy gun Patrick
    Timoney brought to PS 52.

    An irate Staten Island mom blasted a grade school
    principal Wednesday for treating her son like a pint-
    sized Plaxico Burress after he brought a 2-inch-
    long toy gun to school.


    "This principal is a bully and a coward, and needs
    to be held accountable," said Laura Timoney, 44,
    after her teary fourth-grader was nearly suspended
    for playing with the tiny toy at lunch.

    "The school should be embarrassed. This is a
    common-sense issue."

    Patrick Timoney, 9, was terrified when he was
    yanked into the principal's office to discuss the
    teeny-weeny plastic "weapon."

    "The gun was so little," the boy said. "I don't
    understand why the principal got so upset. I was a
    little nervous. They made me sign a statement."

    Patrick and a friend were playing with Lego figures
    in the school cafeteria on Tuesday when he pulled
    out the faux machine gun and stuck it in the hands
    of his plastic police officer.

    Boom! Trouble ensued, with Patrick's mom getting a
    phone call from Public School 52 Principal Evelyn
    Mastroianni saying her son had somehow gone
    from straight A's to the NRA.

    "I was in disbelief," the still-fuming mother said.
    "Why didn't anyone step up with an ounce of
    common sense and put an end to the harassment of
    my child?"

    Timoney said her boy loved the toy figure because
    her husband is a retired police officer.

    The elder Patrick Timoney, a former 72nd Precinct
    cop, couldn't believe his son was nearly busted over
    something so obviously inauthentic.

    "It's a 2-inch gun," he said. "She went overboard.
    She should have said, 'Put the toys away,' and that
    would have been the end of it."



    After a meeting between the principal and the
    parents, the boy was spared any disciplinary action.
    City school officials said Patrick agreed to leave the
    "gun" at home.

    "I'm never bringing a toy to school again," said
    Patrick, whose favorite subject is math.

    Laura Timoney remained upset. Her son, a typically
    eager student, asked to stay home yesterday
    because he thought the principal was mad at him.

    The mother said she expects an apology and may
    sue.

    "The toy gun is not the issue," she said. "A lack of
    common sense is the issue."

    Several parents at the school felt the principal
    overreacted, including Kim O'Rieley - whose son
    was playing with Patrick in the cafeteria.

    Her boy's Lego man was toting a tiny ax, which the
    principal deemed less threatening.

    "It's ridiculous," said O'Rieley, 36. "He felt so bad for
    his friend. They're taking things way too far ... No
    one is saying guns are okay.

    "Come on, it's a Lego."


    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2010/02/04/2010-02-04_big_trouble_over_this_tiny_toy_mom_fuming_at_a_lack_of_common_sense_as_son_buste.html

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  2. lanternlad

    lanternlad Mythmatician

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    Zero Tolerance = Zero Common Sense
     

  3. knoxrocks222

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    when i was in the fith grade i got suspended for a week for bringing projectiles i got from the shiloh battle grounds to my history class .............
     
  4. mr00jimbo

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    We used to play cap gun wars, nurf guns too! Hell, one time I brought a gun with batteries and made pew pew pew sounds for show and tell. I didn't get in trouble, but my teacher was super unimpressed. I believe she said, "I don't like guns, what else can you show us?" So I had to show my dinosaur book or something lame.
     
  5. Glockrkewl

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    Wow there must be the difference between DoD schools and public. When I was in 3rd grade I took a tennis ball cannon to show and tell with lighter fluid and matches and shot it several times for the class during recess. The teacher was impressed it would boom out a tennis ball over 100 yards.

    I guess today I would get arrested by the BATF for having a mortar.:rofl:
     
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    This politically motivated crap would stop if provoking such drama got you a mental exam.....:steamed:
     
  7. Diesel_Bomber

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    Utterly ridiculous.

    I once took a bow and arrows to school...................was told the bow could stay, but the hunting tip arrows had to go back home. There was no insanity involved, my parents didn't get called, my teacher said "I know your house is three blocks away, take the arrows home and hurry back." I think I was 10 or so at the time, would have been 1990.

    Strangely enough, there weren't school shootings when every pickup in the parking lot had guns in the gun racks. Now even toy guns are verboten, and there are school shootings. Coincidence? I think not.
     
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  8. LoadToadBoss

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    Saw the report on the Today Show this morning. Even Matt and Meredith thought the principal was overreacting.
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    That family needs to sue both the school system and the principal.

    Hit their wallets. That's the only way they will listen.
     
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    Beware Owner NOT a victim.

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  11. Swerved

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    Doesn't surprise me. I once got suspended from school for 2 days for bringing a magnifying glass to school. They were scared I was trying to burn the school down by melting a plastic candy wrapper outside on the concrete basketball court.
     
  12. DR. HOUSE

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    How ****ing stupid have people become....................seriously?
    A little lego gun for god sakes. What did that stupid woman think was going to happen?
     
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    agree.

     
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    :thumbsup:

    I hate our sue-happy society, But I see no other way to slap some common sense into them, other than, in fact literally slapping it into them.
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Serves you right! that was an act of terrorism! :steamed:









    :upeyes:

    (^just for clarification)
     
  16. MarcoPolo

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    Have we completely lost our minds?

    Unbelievable.
     
  17. JJohnson

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    Like I say in every one of these threads. If you agree that this is BS, check your local school rules. Odds are, they are exactly the same. Now is the time for a dose of common sense, not AFTER your kid gets sent home for drawing a picture of daddy's gun.
     
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    You can't imagine how grateful I am that my kids have moved on from the public school system.

    The crap stories (swinging the spectrum from stupid to borderline criminal - IMO) I could tell.

    School Board was ZERO help too. But they did perform some swept under the rug corrective measures that were publicized as "transfers" and "promotions".
     
  20. Glock20 10mm

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    Gee! I would take my hunting rifle to school for show and tell... man how times have changed!