This is becoming a daily event – new stories involving incompetent school officials and their anti-gun hysteria.
A kindergartner who brought a cowboy-style cap gun onto his Calvert County school bus was suspended for 10 days after showing a friend the orange-tipped toy, which he had tucked inside his backpack on his way to school, according to his family and a lawyer.
The child was questioned for more than two hours before his mother was called, she said, adding that he uncharacteristically wet his pants during the episode. The boy is 5 — “all bugs and frogs and cowboys,” his mother said.
“I have no problem that he had a consequence to his behavior,” said the mother, who asked that her name be withheld to protect her son’s privacy.
“What I have a problem with is the severity,” she said, and the way it was handled.
On the positive side, things weren’t as bad as they could have been. The principal of the school told the mother that things could have gotten much worse.
Had the toy actually been loaded with caps, it would have been treated as an explosive, and authorities would have been called in.
Last week, my son threw some snaps on the ground during a Memorial Day parade. Had we lived in Maryland, he would have been detained for throwing explosives.
What exactly is in the water down there?
It was another Maryland elementary school that suspended an 8-year-old boy for chewing a Pop-tart into the shape of a gun.