A Maryland lawmaker has introduced legislation after a 7-year-old boy in his district was suspended for shaping a pastry into what his teacher thought looked like a gun. The Star Democrat reports that Republican Sen. J.B. Jennings introduced a bill that would prohibit schools from suspending students for seemingly harmless childish acts, such as playing games with fingers pointed like guns or chewing food into the shape of a firearm. "These kids can't comprehend what they are doing or the ramifications of their actions," Jennings told the paper. "These suspensions are going on their permanent records and could have lasting effects on their educations."
He told the paper the legislation includes counseling and disciplinary procedures for school administrators who violate the guidelines on school punishments. Read more: www.foxnews.com...
Good lord, suspended for making shapes eh? Could you imagine this happening even 15 years ago? Our society has run so far to the left or right, it's hard to distinguish crazy from normal anymore.
Originally posted by SinMaker
A good step in the right direction. Maryland in my home state, but it is one of the most ruled states in the U.S. It's one of the highest tax states in the Union.
There would be no way I would return there. Governer Mike O'Malley is introducing extreme gun laws that will put people in harms way. Did I talk about the high taxes?
Too many doo-gooders in Maryland. I will never go home.
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Originally posted by inverslyproportional
Sadly op, this will never pass, none of the laws are worth a crap ever do.
Propose a law that gives children a mandatory minimum for thinking of playing with a toy gun at home, when on school property though, I bet it would get overwhelming support.
Sadly, this is the world we are in these days, common has long been absent, and any who would try to bring it back are ostracized, and thrown under the bus.
Star and flag op, and stars for everyone else, as you have all had very good points.