School confiscates cupcakes decorated with plastic “Army men”

Posted by: Phineas on March 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"Quick, children! Cover your eyes!"

“Quick, children! Cover your eyes!”

Because, you know, someone might be scarred for life at the sight of a tiny plastic rifle.

Or, even worse, they might want to –*gulp!*– “play Army.”

Thank God our courageous educators were there to prevent a crisis:

A Michigan elementary school is defending its decision to confiscate a third-graders batch of homemade cupcakes because the birthday treats were decorated with plastic green Army soldiers.

Casey Fountain told Fox News that the principal of his son’s elementary school called the cupcakes “insensitive” — in light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

“It disgusted me,” he said. “It’s vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers.”

Fountain’s wife made a batch of 30 chocolate cupcakes for their son Hunter’s classmates at Schall Elementary School in the town of Caro. The 9-year-old helped decorate the treats with plastic figurines representing World War Two soldiers.

The following morning Fountain said his wife delivered the cupcakes to the front office. The secretary complimented her on the decorations and then took the cakes to Hunter’s class.

“About 15 minutes later the school called my wife and told her the couldn’t serve the cupcakes because the soldiers had guns,” Fountain told Fox News. “My wife told them to remove the soldiers and serve the cupcakes anyway — and I believe she may have used more colorful language.”

The school complied and confiscated the soldiers — sending them home with Hunter in a bag.

Because representations of American soldiers, who’ve been fighting and dying for human liberty since 1775, and especially little figurines of U.S. WWII soldiers, who only liberated half the danged planet, are no different than gunmen who shoot up schools and movie theaters; they’re just too horrifying to behold.

If you’re a Michigan school official.

I swear I’m getting more and more sympathetic toward home-schooling with each passing day.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    This typical anymore. It is acceptable to have AIDS in the schools but not prayer, the Ten Commandments, or toy replicas of WWII US soldiers. Better keep those malleable and impressionable youngsters out of DC where there are such frightful things as the statue of the Marines raising the flag at Mount Suribachi.

  2. Lorica says:

    If I ever have children I will only home school them, especially with my current state of residence. This state us absolutely nuts. – Lorica

  3. Carlos says:

    Nothing worse than serving cupcakes with “paid killers” on them.

    Unless it’s serving Pop Tarts cut out in the shape of pistols.

    Lord only knows how much damage THAT can do. Lord, and educators, of course.

  4. Sefton says:

    I swear I’m getting more and more sympathetic toward home-schooling with each passing day.

    Glenn Beck (on his Blaze channel) is outright telling parents to remove their kids from public school, as they are nothing but indoctrination centers now.
    I’m sure if more parents were in the financial situation to do that, they probably would. When you throw in the fact that a recent statistic shows 80% of high school grads from New York cannot read, folks… we got a problem.

  5. EBL says:

    Vouchers, vouchers, vouchers. Break the monopoly!

  6. EBL says:

    Lorica, If you are conservative or libertarian, go have some kids. Your country needs you!

  7. Brontefan says:

    I’ll bet if the soldiers were in the l likeness of Fidel Castro or 0bama Bin Laden–they would have been acceptable. On college campuses across our country.. if it’s for the Muslims–it’s okay. If it’s for the Christians–is offensive. I am an about-to-retire educator, who taught for a few years in secondary and later in post secondary. Living in the belly of the beast was no fun! But I home schooled my children, and when I couldn’t do that, I sent them to either a parochial school or other Christian school.

  8. Carlos says:

    @Brontefan: All too often home schooling is not an option (single parent working, both parents working just to make ends meet, etc.) and the cost of private schools, even parochial/Christian, is prohibitive to most. That is why it is so important to push for vouchers. It won’t affect the ability of many to send their children to a good school, but it will open up new worlds to many, too, and until we have a completely free choice in how and where our children are taught, half a loaf is better than none at all.

  9. Tex says:

    The school’s administrative personnel are so stupid I’m speechless!!

  10. Brontefan says:

    Carlos… I have no problem with vouchers! I just don’t like the Dept. of Education and their socialist indoctrination program.

  11. Brontefan says:

    Carlos… I have no problem with vouchers! I just don’t like the Dept. of Education and their socialist indoctrination program.

  12. Carlos says:

    Creating the Dept of Ed was for the NEA what any tax code rewrite is for accountants and tax preparers – a boondoggle ensuring ever-increasing income and power. They have nothing to do with their “intended” reasons for being.

    In the case of the Dept of Ed, it was theoretically intended to help ensure the precious little ones would get a quality education. The factual effect has been to put communists/socialists/statists in charge of making sure anyone not qualified for any job in the world has a teaching position as long as that person can toe the company line.

    But then, what else could Jimmuh do to help all those educated elitists who aren’t smart enough to use an electric can opener and have the native intelligence of a goober?

  13. Lorica says:

    OhhhI would love to Miss Evil Blogger Lady!! :) – Lorica