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    Amy Parham spoke with News 4’s Mandy Gaither on Tuesday.

    She said her son, Rhett, is autistic and goes to Hillcrest Middle School.

    Parham said Rhett drew a picture of a cartoon bomb from a video game he watches on YouTube called Bomberman 64.

    She said Rhett drew the picture at home and then took it to school and showed it to some older students.

    She said one of those students told school officials about the drawing and Rhett was suspended.

    Parham said when she got the call from the school about the incident she thought they were joking at first.

    "I'm angry. I'm upset and I'm incredulous, honestly, that a child could come in and bring a drawing and that's somehow perceived as a threat -- especially someone with special needs who really doesn't filter information the same way that typical children do," Parham said.

    Greenville County Schools spokesman Oby Lyles told News 4 that any time a threatening comment is made the initial step is to suspend the student until the investigation is complete.

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    Greenville County Schools spokesman Oby Lyles told News 4 that any time a threatening comment is made the initial step is to suspend the student until the investigation is complete
    this is what happens when you don't trust the judgement of administrators.

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    This shit needs to be re-evaluated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    We are the dumbest fucking country on earth. I really am starting to be embarassed by how stupid we have become.
    how does the principal at the school not have the judgement to just call the parent of the kid and let them know what happened? No idea how this ever got to a suspension. This, at most, is a 3 minute phone call.

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    The "zero tolerance" policies aren't letting kids be kids anymore. I played Bomberman 64 all the time growing up, and I'm not blowing things up or thinking about it.

    I'd have been devastated if I were suspended as a kid mimicking these games on the playground. It's just not fair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    how does the principal at the school not have the judgement to just call the parent of the kid and let them know what happened? No idea how this ever got to a suspension. This, at most, is a 3 minute phone call.
    No kidding. Hell, we used to draw war scenes and helicopter crashes and people's brains being blown out during breaks in "Language Arts." What the hell?

    "I know it's kind of silly, but things being the way they are, can you tell Jimmy not to draw bombs in class?"

    "Sure, hang on."

    "Jimmy, don't draw bombs okay?"

    "Okay, mama. Can I draw bears?"

    "Can he draw bears?"

    "Sure."

    "You can draw bears, Jimmy."

    "Okay, mama."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslide View Post
    No kidding. Hell, we used to draw war scenes and helicopter crashes and people's brains being blown out during breaks in "Language Arts." What the hell?

    "I know it's kind of silly, but things being the way they are, can you tell Jimmy not to draw bombs in class?"

    "Sure, hang on."

    "Jimmy, don't draw bombs okay?"

    "Okay, mama. Can I draw bears?"

    "Can he draw bears?"

    "Sure."

    "You can draw bears, Jimmy."

    "Okay, mama."

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    and that's about how the call would have gone. Judgement is in such short supply these days. So thankful my kids' schools seem to be run by people with a brain in their heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    and that's about how the call would have gone. Judgement is in such short supply these days. So thankful my kids' schools seem to be run by people with a brain in their heads.
    Thank God my kids are almost out and I can start borrowing like the US government for college. 12 years and no bomb drawings or plastic guns at school. Though my son did try to pick "Blow Up The School" as a song for a project in 5th grade or so. I quickly vetoed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslide View Post
    Thank God my kids are almost out and I can start borrowing like the US government for college.

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    last spring a kid was suspended from school for .....get this ...he nibbled the edges of his pop tart until the pop tart was shaped like a gun


    I shit you not........a POP TART.....now that pop tart is going to come back and haunt him in about 30 years in the form of type 2 diabetes or heart disease....but I can think of no other way that a POP TART can be a weapon

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    The Huffington Post | By Cavan Sieczkowski
    Posted: 03/04/2013 10:31 am EST


    A Maryland second-grader has been suspended after officials claim he chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and said "bang, bang."

    According to Fox Baltimore station WBFF, Josh Welch was suspended for two days following the "gun" pastry incident that went down last week at Baltimore's Park Elementary School. The 7-year-old, who struggles with academics because of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) but excels in art, claims a different version of the story: He told WBFF he shaped his strawberry Pop Tart into a mountain.

    Welch's father doesn't think the punishment was warranted. “I would almost call it insanity,” he told the WBFF. “I mean with all the potential issues that could be dealt with at school, real threats, bullies, whatever the real issue is, it’s a pastry.”

    The boy and his father appeared on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" on Monday morning to discuss the gun pastry suspension. Josh, who has one more day left of the punishment, insists he meant no harm.

    "Well I do draw tanks in school, and I do draw a lot of stuff, and I do like guns, but I don't make guns out of food and stuff," the 7-year-old said on CNN. "When I'm trying to create stuff, like drawing, I do not try to draw inappropriate stuff."

    Schools across the nation have made recent headlines for cracking down on the seemingly smallest discrepancies involving fake guns.

    In January, Philadelphia fifth-grader Melody Valentin was searched and reprimanded by school officials after she was seen throwing out a piece of paper that allegedly resembled a gun.

    A 5-year-old kindergarten student was suspended from Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Mount Carmel, Penn., after she reportedly threatened to shoot a fellow classmate and herself with her Hello Kitty bubble gun.

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    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.

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    I got a call from Steven's second grade teacher about a month ago (beginning of school) saying that he and a friend where making guns out of their fingers and shooting each other. She told them that is not something they do in school and I had a talk with them. That was it. End of story. None of this crazy bullshit. I would have been in the school head's office so fast if they did something like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    last spring a kid was suspended from school for .....get this ...he nibbled the edges of his pop tart until the pop tart was shaped like a gun


    I shit you not........a POP TART.....now that pop tart is going to come back and haunt him in about 30 years in the form of type 2 diabetes or heart disease....but I can think of no other way that a POP TART can be a weapon

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    Suspended For Making Pastry 'Gun' In Class
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    Posted: 03/04/2013 10:31 am EST


    A Maryland second-grader has been suspended after officials claim he chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and said "bang, bang."

    According to Fox Baltimore station WBFF, Josh Welch was suspended for two days following the "gun" pastry incident that went down last week at Baltimore's Park Elementary School. The 7-year-old, who struggles with academics because of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) but excels in art, claims a different version of the story: He told WBFF he shaped his strawberry Pop Tart into a mountain.

    Welch's father doesn't think the punishment was warranted. “I would almost call it insanity,” he told the WBFF. “I mean with all the potential issues that could be dealt with at school, real threats, bullies, whatever the real issue is, it’s a pastry.”

    The boy and his father appeared on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" on Monday morning to discuss the gun pastry suspension. Josh, who has one more day left of the punishment, insists he meant no harm.

    "Well I do draw tanks in school, and I do draw a lot of stuff, and I do like guns, but I don't make guns out of food and stuff," the 7-year-old said on CNN. "When I'm trying to create stuff, like drawing, I do not try to draw inappropriate stuff."

    Schools across the nation have made recent headlines for cracking down on the seemingly smallest discrepancies involving fake guns.

    In January, Philadelphia fifth-grader Melody Valentin was searched and reprimanded by school officials after she was seen throwing out a piece of paper that allegedly resembled a gun.

    A 5-year-old kindergarten student was suspended from Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Mount Carmel, Penn., after she reportedly threatened to shoot a fellow classmate and herself with her Hello Kitty bubble gun.
    Let's be fair. It was an "assault" pop tart with a scary stock and an imaginary magazine that held too much imaginary ammo...

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    Wow, my 7 year old would be put in prison if he went to that joke of a school. He draws pictures of guns, helicopters, bombs, grenades, mortars, nukes, knives, swords, submarines with nukes, submarines with swords, tanks with machine guns, motorcycles with nukes.....I think he suffers from a disease that half the world population has, will or does suffer from.....being a male.
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