Public schools turning stupid over guns

Since the tragic Newtown shootings, public schools have sought to keep their students safe, but have become a laughingstock instead, suspending students for some of the silliest reasons.

The latest example of public school stupidity came from Pasco, Washington, where a boy was suspended for talking about a toy gun.  You read that right, folks — TALKING — about a TOY gun.  The suspension was overturned, but the damage to the child has been done.

Here’s just a bit of the madness that has gripped the public school system:

Earlier this month, a seven-year-old Maryland boy was suspended after he chewed a breakfast pastry into the general shape of a gun.

In early February, a seven-year-old Colorado boy was suspended for tossing an imaginary grenade into an imaginary box filled with imaginary “evil forces,” violating school policy.

Recently, an Illinois middle school student was ordered to turn his Marine Corps-themed t-shirt inside out due to the crossed rifles on the shirt.

In Philadelphia, a fifth-grade girl was searched and called a “murderer” over a small piece of paper that had been torn into the general shape of a pistol.

A five-year-old Pennsylvania girl was labeled a “terrorist threat” after telling another student she would shoot her with a Hello Kitty bubble gun.

The son of actor Joseph C. Phillips was threatened with police action for showing friends a picture of an Airsoft BB gun he purchased with his own hard-earned money.

The list goes on and on, but one thing is clear — public schools are turning stupid in their anti-gun hysteria.

Naturally, we all want to keep children safe from gun violence, but the absolute idiocy being displayed by educators today is insane.  No wonder children can’t read or write.  Their teachers don’t know the difference between a Pop Tart and a Glock.

A picture at We Know Memes illustrates this nicely:


What’s scary is that this is quite possibly the kind of headline we could easily see, given the state of things today.

Note to schools:  Keep our kids safe, but don’t get stupid over guns and quit abusing our children.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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