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Pew! Pew! That's a suspension.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Killick, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Six year old kindergartner makes a gun with his finger, gets kicked out of school. Oy vey.

    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/03/ionia_kindergartener_suspended.html
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    There is nothing dumber than a public school administrator.
     
  3. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Wow...Ummmm...Wow.

    Fingers don't kill people...
     
  4. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Except a newspaper executive
     
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]
    Disagrees.
     
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  6. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    I agree with you, but in this case I'm not so sure they're wrong. After reading the story, it's been going on for months and the mother had been warned about it and seems to have done nothing to try to stop the behavior.
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Uh, so? The punishment doesn't come close to fitting the crime.
     
  8. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    So what's your solution?
     
  9. MN Matt

    MN Matt Member

    It's only a week long suspension, for something that the story says he and his mother have been talked to several times before. It's not like they expelled him.
     
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Sure it does.

    The "crime" was not what he did with his finger.

    It was ignoring several warnings over many months. If a 6-year-old cannot respect authority, what will he be like at age 16?

    If you pull over immediately when signaled by a policeman, you may get just a warning for whatever violation you committed.

    But if you ignore the lights and force him to chase you for several miles . . . then your punishment will far exceed your initial crime --- as it should.
     
  11. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I think that this calls for a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY -- any kid who makes a gesture with his finger not only is expelled, he gets his fingers chopped off...... ::)
     
  12. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the mom didn't take the previous warnings seriously, either. If she feels there are "other, more effective" ways to get her kid to stop playing toy guns, perhaps she should have tried them at home after the school notified her the first time.

    I hate it when parents expect the schools to raise their kids for them.
     
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