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originally posted by: DustbowlDebutante
Here’s the part I don’t get:
How in the world is it any of the school’s damned business what any kid posts on social media?? Social media is not part of school, has nothing to do with school and is not a platform provided by or linked to school in any way. Since when did schools become the Facebook/instagram/Snapchat thought police??
If my kid posts something offensive on social media, that is MY kid and MY BUSINESS, and is between my child and me. No one else. I don’t need the school to tell me how to raise my son or to tell me what he should or should not be doing.
This last week, in the town of Comanche, about ten miles down the road from us, a teenage boy posted a video to Instagram of himself loading a gun. He said nothing threatening or anything like that, he was just loading his gun. It was a huge deal, the schools were locked down, the boy was taken to the pokey, cops were called, the boy’s home and belongings were searched....because he posted a video of himself loading a gun.
He wasn’t loading the gun at school, never said he was planning to bring the gun to school, never threatened anyone. It is NOT against any law that I’m aware of to load your gun. And if the boy was not loading the gun on school property, did not even possess the gun on school property.....so there’s no way to actually link the gun to anything at the school....then why does the school have the authority to have this boy arrested and his home searched?
We live in a very redneck, rural area. I’d imagine that the vast majority of homes in my county are armed. My son is 13 and owns a B.B. gun, a shotgun and a rifle. And it’s my responsibility to keep the guns locked up and to teach him proper firearm care and control. Not the school’s responsibility, but mine.
Hmmmm....you know, maybe if the schools would back up and go back to do their originally intended job of educating our children - like teaching them cursive, real-world mathematics, and proper grammar - and butt out of their private lives (which were never any of their damned business in the first place!), and let the parents actually parent without interference, maybe things would get better. Because right now, from what I’ve seen, we are wasting a ton of time and resources harassing innocent kids and their parents.
I mean, so now every time a kid posts a photo or video of a toy or real gun, we are going to lock down all the schools, call in cops who could be out there protecting us from actual criminals, and then we completely traumatize a kid and teach them that the school owns them and that they have no rights, even when they aren’t breaking any laws, by arresting them and taking them to jail.
Or maybe this is just the way the government wants it to go....traumatize all of the younger generation of kids where guns are concerned so that they will be terrified of firearms and give them up willingly....?
originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Kid could get rich with the right lawyer, defamation of character, false arrest.
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
I think you guys have done to yourselves... With all the endless threads I saw on ATS alone, after the Parkland shooting, of (apparently) freedom loving Americans claiming it was the fbi/police's fault because they didn't illegally detain Cruz or take his gun, simply because he made a disturbing post on social media.
What did people think all that criticism of the authorities not taking enough 'pre-cautionary' action, on social media and by the alt-right MSM was going to result in?
“The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.”