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Massachusetts Students Suspended For Holding Airsoft Guns In Picture Taken At HOME.

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 02:32 AM
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Pereira and Velez are students at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School. The photo was taken by Velez's father in their living room and then posted to Facebook.
Pereira said, "We took [the pictures] with the Airsoft guns because that's our hobby, and we wanted to include them." But school officials argue that the photo caused "a disruption at the school."
School district superintendent Dr. Richard Gross said he didn't have a problem with the Airsoft guns, and he understands free speech. However, he "takes issue with the caption below the photo that reads 'Homecoming 2014.'" He added: "When you tie that to a school event, that's something to be concerned about."



boston.cbslocal.com...

www.breitbart.com...

I live in Massachusetts, and for several years, I lived in Taunton. You'd think there were far more important issues to be concerned about, than a couple of kids that play with Airsoft guns.

Events like this are a big reason why I'm trying to convince my wife to leave this state. She's already mostly convinced that our son won't be attending public schools, but even with that small victory, I have more work to do to get her to fully recognize the socialist "utopia" this state (Massachusetts) has become.




posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 02:56 AM
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Ya this is quite the over reach I would have to agree.
Just don't get why it's in the big government section of breitbart but I digress.
10 days is pretty long too, longest you could get in school when I was in was 5 days and that was for serious stuff
Eta:
Lol at the article that talks about Facebook post bring protected by the constitution.

edit on stFri, 31 Oct 2014 03:00:56 -0500America/Chicago1020145680 by Sremmos80 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 02:57 AM
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" caption below the photo that reads 'Homecoming 2014.'" - well, that SHOULD raise some red flags.. Has nothing to do with some so-called "socialist state" - you don't have that.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 03:02 AM
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Bloody terrorists - the pair of em'. Quick, add them to the no-fly and watch lists, make an example of them.

That will ruin their lives.

Meanwhile thug cops kill people (and pets).



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 03:03 AM
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I'm curious how the photo was found out by the school.
Did a friend or school mate pass it along or is the school staff actively searching/looking at students FaceBook pages?

Personally I think this is ridiculous! At the very most the school should "maybe" ask them about it, but to suspend them for 10 days and maybe even expel them is too far.

@ManFromEurope
In my mind, the "Homecoming 2014" tag was only added cause they were dressed for it prior to going to homecoming. At least that's how I see it.

At any rate, it's getting harder and harder to deny that the US is on a fast track to becoming a tyrannical country.
edit on 31-10-2014 by ShadowLink because: @Sremmos80 Apologies for my choice of words, I had ManFromEuropes coment on my mind.


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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 03:03 AM
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I think it's awesome:




But apparently the schools can kick your kids out for doing perfectly legal things in their own homes now, if they happen to dislike those things.

What's next? Suspensions for FB pics of students wearing rosary beads at church? Or pictures at church period?

This country...


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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 03:05 AM
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What does this have to do with socialism?



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 03:11 AM
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you know what really pisses me off the most? schools in america will do this kind of thing, but the moment a real shooting happens, and actual children die, the whole country goes into the "let's not politicize/ itś too soon/ we can't take focus off the victim" and all that nonsense.
where is this "strong" approach when kids actually die?
They will monitor social activity to make sure kids aren't plotting something, and i mean that's fine i guess, the government isn't doing anything to help and schools need to defend the children in any possible way.
but why don't the same schools have some harsh reaction when a real tragedy happens?
also, please sign a petition to get rid of that "land of the free" part in your anthem, it's inaccurate.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 03:16 AM
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Let me know if I understand it correctly: You are allowed to carry a gun and shoot unarmed person, but you're not allowed to take picture with an airsoft gun because they will label you as terrorist. Nice logic.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 03:19 AM
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And what about other parents? Why don't they boycott this decision or let the officials know they don't agree with their decision? USA is a democracy as far as I know and people decide what's best for them. Or they agree with that decision? Would be nice to know.


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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 03:25 AM
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I don't care if they were real guns. This is bull. There was no threat. Nothing in that picture is illegal. Nothing they said was threatening.

Common sense sure isn't common anymore.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 03:28 AM
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It seems like the superintendent felt like his hands were tied and it couldn't go unchecked. I'm not siding with the school boards decision to suspend for 10 days, I would say 3 is more than enough to get their point across, BUT it's not just Massachusetts. This type of picture is going to raise flags no matter which state because of the heightened awareness and sensitivity to public shootings. If not for the caption it most likely would've gone unnoticed. I mean what did they expect?

I actually understand the disruption it caused, because at first glance, it doesn't look much different than the AR-15 I have. No one would've given it a second thought if they weren't dressed in formal wear along with that caption.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 04:18 AM
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I have zero sympathy for kids getting in trouble for pictures on Facebook. We all know we're surveiled. Maybe don't take pictures and put em in public. Why are their guns involved with homecoming? I didn't pose with my favorite book or video game in any pictures. How about people stop with the attention seeking? Nobody poses with guns that isn't seeking status or validation. It's just dumb. My friend tried to impress me with his gun when I was younger. It's not that special. Stop trying to look cool.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 04:27 AM
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If that's the picture they tagged as homecoming then hell yeah the school has an issue with them.
Crazies have written their intentions in diaries and then gone out and shot up a school. Columbine comes to mind. Maybe it's nothing probably it's nothing but there is precedents for stuff like that. a reply to: NthOther



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 04:33 AM
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Suspension is like..... quarantine. It's showing an "abundance of caution", for the good of the whole school. The kids should just suck it up and do it - it's only a small inconvenience, and hey, it's like a vacation - what's the big deal?

I'm all for it.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 04:59 AM
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a reply to: ProfessorChaos

two questions come up every time a story like this comes out. and every story is the same. it goes like this: person puts a photo or comment on facebook. negative things happen.

why do people still use facebook or any social media?

and a question to the OP how is this socialist?



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 05:00 AM
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originally posted by: Domo1
I don't care if they were real guns. This is bull. There was no threat. Nothing in that picture is illegal. Nothing they said was threatening.

Common sense sure isn't common anymore.


add one more victim to the machine known as facebook.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 05:08 AM
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You got me man. I picked up on it right at the start. In the first year of Facebook my friends pressured me to get on. I got bored like three lines into filling it out. I didn't touch it except to accept friend requests every few weeks or to get a friends phone number or something and deleted it not long after. Social media is the dumbest thing ever and everyone who uses it deserves anything they get.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 05:09 AM
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Based on some responses that have been made, it would appear to me that the conditioning of the public is going along swimmingly.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 05:14 AM
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a reply to: ProfessorChaos

Which conditioning? We're all conditioned one way or another. Can you clarify? :p




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