His mom says the little boy doesn’t understand why pretending to be a soldier was wrong. “I think that when a child is trying to save the world, I don’t think he should be punished for it.” At least one other parent FOX31 Denver talked to agrees with her. “That’s just a boy growing up,” says Elliott Orozco. “That’s what I did and I didn’t become a bad guy.” Nevertheless, Alex will be playing at home rather than in the school yard because his mom says he’ll stay home until this can be worked out.
Originally posted by danj3ris
When I was young, 1st grade young, I drew multiple pictures of guys with guns shooting other guys with guns. My teacher, who had seen a number of my drawings, brought up this fact to my mother during a parent teacher conference day.
Having expressed her concerns, my mother simply replied: "He plays nintendo games".
That's the end of my story. Please notice the lack of my having been suspended or sent to the principal's office or grounded or disciplined in any way.
Originally posted by snowspirit
Remember the old saying "boys will be boys"?
Well, that's not allowed anymore.
Imagine the confusion these boys feel when war heroes are celebrated.
And then they grow up and they're expected to join the military.
But they never got to play as boys do....
I guess teachers don't think we need future soldiers anymore. Aren't we going to have a military in sixteen years?
devin - 1 hour ago
I'm. 15 and when I was in elementary school I had a huge imagination and didn't get introuble for playin imaginary cops and robbers and now to hear that this has happened I'm worried that mylittle brother will get suspended for his big imagination.