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Six year old suspended for hand gesture

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  1. Carolina Drifter

    Carolina Drifter CLM

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    Six year old suspended for hand gesture
    … no, not that hand gesture, one much more benign.

    A six-year-old Michigan boy was suspended for making a gun gesture with his hand.

    That’s right, hoplophobia and Big Brother Nanny-ism has reached a new low in Michigan.

    From Fox News:

    Erin Jammer, said her son, Mason, was just playing around when he made the gesture Wednesday, the Grand Rapids Press reported.

    "I do think it's harsh for a six-year-old. He's six and he just likes to play. Maybe what you could do is take his recess away. He's only six and he doesn't understand any of this," Erin Jammer said.

    But officials at Jefferson Elementary School said the behavior made other students uncomfortable, and they suspended Mason for the remainder of the week, the paper reported.

    Anti-gun activism is rampant at all level of government. Gun owners must continue to be vigilant, and counter these sort of outrageous actions.

    Want your voice to be heard?

    You can e-mail Jefferson Elementary School Principal Matt Vogel at: mvogel@ioniaschools.org.

    You can also join the conversation by commenting on the National Association for Gun Rights blog, here.

    http://nationalgunrights.org/blog/?p=380
     
  2. Jake Starr

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    Heck, when I was in school I had a friend next to me who would pass gas...made me and several other students feel uncomfortable. Did he get suspended?

    Stupid is as stupid does. There is no cure for stupid. :wow:
     

  3. HKUSP45Css

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    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1193166

    My post from that thread:

    Actually, no. The kid was suspended for ignoring "numerous warnings" about behavior deemed inappropriate.

    I would be all on the "stupid school nazi" band wagon had this been an isolated incident of "zero tolerance" gone awry. The fact is, it wasn't.

    The kid did something someone deemed "inappropriate" (whether we agree with the actual appropriateness or not is a side issue) and was warned, repeatedly that he would be suspended if the behavior continued.

    He continued the behavior and got suspended.

    I really fail to see the place where we're supposed to be outraged.
     
  4. Jake Starr

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    Sorry, but are you kidding me? This was a 6 yr old boy. Have you worked with children much? It is not like this was a teenager or young adult. While he can know the difference between yes and no is one thing but to come down on this kid at this age is a major failure to understand child developement.

    Make him write, if he can, on the chalkboard that he was wrong. But to suspend this kid...give me a break.
    Sorry but you and the educators are wrong. IMHO
     
  5. HKUSP45Css

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    After months of correction any 6 year old child should have at least enough discipline to understand that "if you do x I will punish you with y" means y will follow x

    This isn't rocket surgery, 6 years old is far beyond the age of understanding that actions have consequences, particularly when they are spelled out plainly ahead of time.