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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: JIMC5499
Or how about the kid who was suspended because he went to the gun range with his Mother?
Where, and when, did this happen?? I don't recall hearing about this one...
originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: KansasGirl
If this has happened in Kansas (though Overland Park is really closer to Missouri than the rest of Kansas; so maybe it's Missouri's problem), then we are screwed. If this crap has spread into Kansas, then there are no reasonable people left.
It's Overland Park, Johnson County. That explains quite a bit. They go back and forth from democrat to republican in their elected reps.
But the schools are super-sensitive in the metro area as a whole. My 9-year-old was writing a story for school. He was writing a Transformers story. Part of the story centered around a fight over a super laser gun, and he was told that was "not appropriate". How fast could this mother facepalm? It was Transformers, he's 9, and anyone who knows anything about Transformers knows that totally genre appropriate.
The school was lucky I caught him because he was giving them a synopsis of the movie "Bumblebee" (which also has lots of guns in it ...), and steered him down the road he had been on which was his own story.
But yeah, if they don't let 9-year-old boys write about Transformers having guns, then I'm not surprised they don't let middle school girls have finger guns.