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Originally posted by Krakatoa
7-year-old playing an imaginary game at school gets suspended for real
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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.”
Originally posted by Kentucky75
this makes me sick...it makes me ashamed so many candy butted americans rule over us....there scared of there own shadow's...
What's the bible say the meek shall inherit the earth....Well we are there folks
Originally posted by GoOfYFoOt
reply to post by rickymouse
I guess teachers don't think we need future soldiers anymore. Aren't we going to have a military in sixteen years?
This could be the reason for their "zero tolerance" policies...
But would it be to reinstate the draft? Or, to change gears to a privatized military?
Originally posted by CIAGypsy
Saw more on this on the news tonight. The boy and his friends were playing Halo. They had supposedly been warned several times about pretending to be using "weapons."
You know...it's funny....I grew up during the Cold War. I used to play "Army" with some of the neighborhood boys, pretending we were shooting the Russians (ironic, now that I am older, if you truly knew me IRL). I can only imagine how outraged our parents and society would have been during that era had some school suspended young children for pretending to "take out" America's deadliest enemy as a soldier.
Where are those people now????edit on 5-2-2013 by CIAGypsy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by evc1shop
reply to post by Azjazzer8
To say that it is okay for your example "Billy" to slay a dragon is better than him thinking about guns is just ludicrous. You are simply stating "use a sword in you imaginary battle Billy" why? Because dragons don't exist so that makes it all okay. What if he decided in his head that he wanted to imagine slaying the bad guys instead of a dragon? Would you allow that kind of play? Or do you feel superior enough to pick and choose his thoughts based on your perceived worst threat, a gun? I am, therefore, calling your little story out for its hypocritical nature and suggest that you look at why you would think having him re-project his choice of weapon onto a less-real target makes you feel better. Chances are he isn't going to run into a dragon in his life but bad guys......
edit on 7-2-2013 by evc1shop because: redacted text
"Because grenades and guns are dangerous. Can you find a different game to play instead? Maybe you could pretend your a knight slaying an evil dragon!"
Let me introduce myself as a teacher. Actually, I am a Social Skills aid in an Emotional Disabled classroom of students with varying degrees of challenges.