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Boy suspended for trying to save the world from evil with imaginary weapon

From the Denver Post.

Excerpt:

 A 7-year-old Mary Blair Elementary School student says he’s confused about getting in trouble for trying to save the world from evil, though Thompson School District officials contend that the boy broke one of the school’s “absolutes.”

Parent Mandie Watkins said Mary Blair principal Valerie Lara-Black called her Friday afternoon to inform her that her second-grade son, Alex, had been suspended for throwing an imaginary grenade during recess on the playground.

Alex did not have anything in his hand at the time and made no threats toward other people, Watkins reportedly was told.

Watkins said Alex’s story matched up with the principal’s account: He threw the pretend grenade at an imaginary box that had something evil inside.

He was going to save the earth this way, and when he threw the grenade he pretended that the box exploded, in apparent success.

I keep finding these stories where people are astonished to find that no bystanders will help them when they are attacked by criminals. People today just look the other way instead of helping. Why is that? May I suggest it’s because schools are indoctrinating young people in moral relativism and demonizing the use of force to punish evil. Don’t expect men to come to your rescue if you teach them not to do it. The same people who complain that men don’t “man up” are often the ones that want them to act more like women. Maybe we need to have more men in teaching and administration positions in schools so that they are not so controlling and coercive when handling the better instincts of young men.

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5 Responses

  1. Seth says:

    I wonder if the boy would have been suspended if he was pretending to be a dictator an all powerful executive branch of government taking a high percentage of money from working people’s pay and businesses and forcing those people to pay for things they don’t want to pay for?

  2. Oh brother….more liberal nonsense. For goodness sake, kids pretend. They’re supposed to pretend. I can see teaching them not to even pretend to hurt their classmates, but kids should be encouraged to use their imaginations and a good way to do that is to pretend to kill imaginary bad guys. It’s a natural boy thing to do. But of course, boy things are outlawed in the femminized school system. All children must act like well-behaved girls. (There’s no difference between boys and girls, anyway, right?) The public school system is messed in lots of ways, but this is one obvious bias that shows up again and again. That’s one of the many reasons why my kids (boy or girl) won’t be in it.

  3. Em says:

    …a pretend grenade? A pretend grenade? I would pull my kid from that school so fast. And let him know that I approved of his game. And let him know that sometimes adults think they are right when they are not.

  4. Paradox says:

    I can see the future some odd years from now, and I refuse to believe it: children who deny Santa Clause exists in front of the other children will get suspended (how dare you hurt their feelings! that’s mental abuse!), and children who say they believe in God (specifically YHWH) will be placed in the “special” room, as punishment for not being intelligent enough to use common sense (read: mindlessly complain about things they don’t like).
    All of this will be from those same people who are all about free-thinking and diversity, and by the time it all happens, we will be docile and uncaring, because they told us this lie so many times we just came to agree that they were telling the truth.

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