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Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 08:35 AM
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Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban


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Christan Morales said her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.

But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district's zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns.

"His teacher called and said it wasn't appropriate," Morales said.

Morales' 8-year-old son, David, had been assigned to make a hat for the day when his second-grade class would meet their pen pals from another school. She and her son came up with an idea to add patriotic decorat
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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 08:35 AM
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Seriously? Isn't this too harsh? Soon kids aren't going to play with tennis balls in the school yards because they are deemed as weapons.

It's not like kids wouldn't be exposed to guns had the 8 year old not brought the toy soldier hat. Turn on the TV and you'd probably see a news piece about the army, and there you'd see guns. Enough shows and video games have guns. Is a toy soldier really going to matter?

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 09:16 AM
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That's what we get for electing retards to make policies that control our lives. This 8 year-old is going to be confused now unless someone steps in and tell him that he did nothing wrong.

Toy soldiers being a threat to safety and well being of students? It's the people in charge of schools who are seriously confused.

I've nothing more to say except this kid deserves recognition for his entused patiotism at such a young age not punishment or critisism.



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