Saturday, December 17, 2011

Another reason to homeschool.

In Tennessee, a school boy is formally disciplined for waving around a slice of pizza at lunch that looked like a gun.

From the article:

  "For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the "silent table" for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun.


  "In addition to lunch at the silent table, Nicholas has spent time with the school resource officer learning about gun safety.

Taylor said the school system has made it clear that if her son eats his pizza into the shape of a gun again and there is a similar occurrence, he will be suspended."

Why does it seem that the craziest, most politically correct madness always comes from some low level bureaucrat in the educational system?  Where is the common sense?

Back when my uncle was going to grade school around WWII, up in the Gold Country of California, the teachers used to let the kids bring their .22's to school. At recess, the teachers would remove the bolts from the guns, and then let the kids play cowboys and indians out back.  Nobody ever got shot.  It was clearly a different time, before the PC insanity got to where it is today.

I also must comment that it worries me even more that this story comes out of Tennessee.  Somehow I have come under the impression that people in those kind of states retain their composure about things like this, but I guess not.  If this happened in California or New York, I would quickly attribute it to the political stupidity that is rampant in liberal states, but it is a surprise indeed to see that lobotomized thinking migrate to an otherwise well grounded state like Tennessee.   Ugh!

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