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He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a box with pretend evil forces inside.
“I pretended the box, there’s something shaking in it, and I go ‘pshhh.’”
The boy didn’t throw anything real or make any threats against anyone. He explains he was pretending to be the hero. “So nothing can get out and destroy the world.”
But his imaginary play broke the school’s real rules. The school lists “absolutes” designed to keep a safe environment. The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary
Originally posted by goou111
Please tell me you are making this sh--- up..
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I wonder if these kids being brought up in these schools will grow up to be proponents of the overbearing nanny/police state or opponents of it.
Teach your kid that whenever some adult asks them what they're playing the answer should always be "ponies."
Just lobbing some oats to the ponies in that barn over there. Wooosh! the oats blow all over the place!edit on 5-2-2013 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SaneThinking
I was just thinking maybe this will end all wars, hang with me while I explain.
Think about it, children are going to grow up being so afraid of guns, violence, hurting others, with all the rules being enforced, all the kids be reprimanded for even implying violence. You are going to have a population so adverse to weapons of all kind, kinds who think the metal on a gun will burn you because they are evil.
So in turn at a young age all kids become afraid of guns, violence, and dance around the issues. Will these kids not be willing to take up arms to rescue resources in the name of democracy? Will they be so against guns, will military enrollment slowly peter out due to peoples views of the weapons to be uptaken? Will we effectivly create a docile society or will perscription drugs keep us par for the course.
Just some outloud thinking to discuss with the masses
What do you think will it change the children of tomorrow, the laws and rules we pass today, for the better or for the worse????
Originally posted by Wertdagf
Pretending to have explosives or guns is not acceptable at school or any other public space.
I once made a similar joke at school in 8th grade. I gave an example where an erection could be mistaken for a gun sticking in your back. I was talking to the person sitting next to me and said "ive got a gun" during my conversation in a sarcatic tone at normal volume and the teacher promptly fliped out and sent me to the principle.
I was suspended for 2 weeks.
There are only a few seconds where people can respond to things to prevent harm to others. Saying things that can be, even slightly, mistaken for very real dangers are not something to joke around about.edit on 5-2-2013 by Wertdagf because: (no reason given)