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Discussion in 'In the News' started by ptsmith24, Aug 23, 2007.
This makes my head hurt.
A drawing on paper != Columbine
God, I would have been thrown out of school.
Just another example of a paraniod society
i think the boys art teacher should be punished.
it's not a very good drawing.
First, the teacher and the school administration should be laughed at.
Second, the boy should be sent to special ed. If that's how a 13 year old draws a gun, the education system has failed him long time ago.
Let's see... banning guns didn't work, so instead, we'll ban violent speech. But that didn't work, so now let's ban any violent images they draw, even if there is no actual violence occurring. And when that doesn't work...
Well, it's a lot like we can't ban all guns, so we'll ban where you can carry them. Like parks, restaurants, or anywhere else you would like to go.
He could have pointed that piece of paper at ANYONE!!! Oh my God - the children!!!
My thoughts exactly. When I was a kid I would draw entire war scenes and I turned out ok...I think....
It looks more like a building with all the plumbing coming out of one side.
I heard that it was really a drawing of a Taser instead of a gun!
Me too. As a kid I loved reading about soldiers and heroic acts. I also spent a fair amount of time drawing out battle maps and firearms. Back then if a teacher caught me doing so they would encourage my interest in history and maybe even point me in the direction of a good book. Today I would be put on the short bus and sent to the alternative school if I wasn't thrown in juvie first. Shameful!
The phone number for the schools office is 480-224-2400 if anyone wants to call and ask wtf.
When I was a senior in high school, I was called out of lunch to the principal's office for a doodle that I had drawn on a paper. The administration was convinced that it was male genitalia and wanted to suspend me for a day. It was an innocent rocket ship, and I just sorta laughed at them. Their response was "Why do three adults think that it is a penis?", to which I replied, "because you want it to be". After some embarrassing public exposure of the school's stupidity to the rest of my classmates, the staff eventually just kind of swept it under the rug, they just wanted it to go away. Keep in mind this was a religious private school.
Some things just make me shake my head in disbelief.
Yet another reason why you should not send your children to the government to be educated.
I know private schools are not cheap and home schooling is difficult at best, but what is your child really worth to you?
From my own experience, I can happily say that DODDS (Department of Defense Dependents Schools) schools produce top-notch people - the K-12 education is unparalleled in any public or private school.
And I can say from my experience that my south Georgia, public high school produced top-notch people too, but I still agree with that statement.
Private schooling and home schooling still have their problems don't get me wrong.
To me its not that public school is necessarily bad. Instead I think what is bad is what public school has become through the teachings of world class a-holes like John Dewey. Those teachings have become entrenched in public schools to a greater extent because of the power teachers unions have and the bureaucratic nature of the public school system. Those same type of wrong headed teachings can be found in private schools too, but private schools have the freedom of not adhering to the state hiring standards which might sound like a bad thing to do, but it really isn't.
Anyway this incident could be repeated at a private school, but due to the fact that parents would come down on the school like a ton of bricks (and them doing so would matter) it's less likely to happen.
That it! We must have a total ban on Assault Doodles in schools.