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Is this going a little too far? user banned
3rd Jan '13
Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34017 posts
3rd Jan '13

That is one of the stupidest things I've heard.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10641 posts
3rd Jan '13

After all the school shootings we've had recently, I say they are just not wanting to take anymore risks... are they over reacting? Yes. But put yourself in their shoes for a moment: I'd at least do something to make sure the child knows it isn't funny to act like you have a gun and are shooting someone.

buggials 1 child; Valrico, Florida 646 posts
3rd Jan '13

I would have been expelled so fast at 6...we use to play power rangers in recess I don't know how many of my classmates i "shot" with my pink rangers laser gun.

-BLT- Due May 20; 1 child; St Louis, Missouri 2572 posts
3rd Jan '13

I think it's a little silly, but the kid had been warned numerous times before. It said he had been talked to TWICE about it and still choose to do it. He needed a consequence. Is suspending him a little much. Yeah.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
3rd Jan '13

I think age is the big thing here. For a 6yr old I would think they were just playing. If the child was older than it could have been viewed more as a threat. You also need to look at the home environment. Does the child live in a stable situation, have access to guns, and what is their view on firearms. But you never know. Better to be safe than sorry.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
3rd Jan '13

Dean got sent home from school because he pretended a shovel was a machine gun...
They recommended counseling... We had to take him out of the school because all they did was complain about him... They ended up calling cps, because they were *concerned with what he was exposed to in his home life*
This came after back to school night when they met his father, apparently we didnt fit in too thier expectations of what catholic school parents should be, only time they were nice to us is when we were paying them...

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Angeleyes1372:" After all the school shootings we've had recently, I say they are just not wanting to take anymore risks... ... [snip!] ... I'd at least do something to make sure the child knows it isn't funny to act like you have a gun and are shooting someone."


Kids have played "cowboys and indians" or "policeman" or "army", etc...FOREVER. They can't be kids anymore?



It's PRETEND. WE are the ones with the problem. We overcomplicate things to the nth degree.



What if, just....WHAT IF, these kids are emulating the GOOD GUYS?

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting -BLT-:" I think it's a little silly, but the kid had been warned numerous times before. It said he had been talked ... [snip!] ... had been talked to TWICE about it and still choose to do it. He needed a consequence. Is suspending him a little much. Yeah. "


I think the "warning" to begin with was silly. Why was he given a warning at all? He did nothing wrong.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" Kids have played "cowboys and indians" or "policeman" or "army", etc...FOREVER. They can't be kids anymore? ... [snip!] ... the problem. We overcomplicate things to the nth degree. What if, just....WHAT IF, these kids are emulating the GOOD GUYS?"</blockquote>




Yes but with the way shits been going down in the past few decades, its understandable, and I've been in those parents shoes, its the worst feeling in the world to know people think my son is bad...

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23029 posts
3rd Jan '13

I can see both sides. He was warned, as its inappropriate in school to pretend anything is a weapon. It says in the school rules. I don't believe he should have been suspended.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" Kids have played "cowboys and indians" ... [snip!] ... understandable, and I've been in those parents shoes, its the worst feeling in the world to know people think my son is bad..."


This reminds me of the movie, "Minority Report". The premise of the movie is that there is a "pre-crime" department that arrests and charges people on their thoughts and intentions...not their actions.



He didn't even have a toy gun! It was his fingers! I don't care what is going on in the world. I have a huge problem with giving up my freedom because of fear.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" I can see both sides. He was warned, as its inappropriate in school to pretend anything is a weapon. It says in the school rules. I don't believe he should have been suspended."


Home school for the win. My child(ren) will be allowed to PLAY, including shooting with their fingers.



The whole thing is overkill.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" This reminds me of the movie, "Minority Report". The premise of the movie is that there is a "pre-crime" ... [snip!] ... was his fingers! I don't care what is going on in the world. I have a huge problem with giving up my freedom because of fear."</blockquote>




I understand that, but I also had to pick up my son for doing something similar, and I seen the lil girl who he pretended to shoot with a shovel and wood chips, and it broke my heart she didnt deserve to be scared like that, they couldn't calm her down, they sent her home too,
As parents we want to protect our children, but how do I protect other children from my son?? He has no right to scare anyone...

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23029 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" This reminds me of the movie, "Minority ... [snip!] ... parents we want to protect our children, but how do I protect other children from my son?? He has no right to scare anyone..."</blockquote>




I agree. How are we to know if that child (in OP) wouldn't bring a gun to school the next day? We don't. It's known to happen before.