Five-year old suspended for “playing Army”

Posted by: Phineas on December 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"Armed and dangerous"

“Armed and dangerous”

They had to do it; the kid was armed — with a finger gun! (The horror…)

A 5-year-old boy was reportedly suspended from school after making a gun gesture with his hand on the playground.

His father, David Hendrix, was furious when he found out his son was issued a suspension for the gesture.

“He was playing army on the playground,” Hendrix told WBTV. “I just felt like the punishment was way too severe.”

Let’s try, “shouldn’t have happened at all.” I mean, do school administrators not have the same childhoods the rest of us have? Little boys don’t play Army and make finger guns in their world? They don’t yell “bang-bang!” and argue over who’s “dead?” Do children in their universe sit around in their onesies talking about health insurance? What goes through these “educators'” heads, except air?

I mean, my goodness. It’s not like the kid was armed with a Pop-tart, or something.

via Pirate’s Cove

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(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Five-year old suspended for “playing Army””


  1. The child’s finger pointing is a hell of a lot less offensive and threatening than the libtards’. Far better the kid is running around a playground learning social interaction in a positive and safe manner than sitting on his dead a*s at a computer watching porn.

    “And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”–Matthew 18: 2-4

  2. Mr Evilwrench says:

    I wonder how the zero tolerance bots would freak out if we taught a batch of kids to go out on the playground and just stand there, not interacting nor taking any notice of their surroundings. Probably get suspended for not doing anything.

  3. Sefton says:

    No more “Tag”… no more “Red Rover” or dodgeball…
    everyone gets a trophy or participation ribbon…
    Don’t draw any guns… don’t make them out of food… don’t point your fingers like a gun… don’t even say the word “gun”.
    You don’t have to be a boy or girl if you don’t want to… you can change to whatever sex you feel like you need to be.

    What the hell has happened to our country?
    (unfortunately, that’s a rhetorical question)

  4. Chris in N.Va. says:

    My ex-wife and I had a good laugh in this arena.

    Her sister and brother-in-law were raising their tender little boy to never, ever have access to anything like a toy gun and monitored his TV viewing to shield the little darling from any violence-inducing programs.

    While were all walking through a park one day, their red-blooded-all-boy picked up a stick, pointed it at a squirrel in a tree and exclaimed, “Bang, bang!”

    The resulting histrionic conniption fit they had, nearly wetting both their sets of lace underwear in reaction to this outburst of barbaric violence by their supposedly-shielded-and-innocent violence-virgin child, was a delight to behold. It remained a source of laughter (on our part, at least) for years afterward.

  5. Zippy says:

    Shortly after the Columbine incident, my then 4 y.o.’s pre-school teacher called me in for a conference. She expressed her concern that my son, a boy.. (i added that for effect) was making guns out of everything; leggoes, sticks, playdoh.. his finger. I asked her if he had killed anyone or poked their eyes out. She replied “No.” Me: “Does he scream BONZAI or seem to be otherwise angry or on a rampage?” Her (looking at me oddly): .. “um.. No.” Me: “Does he respect you and others in the classroom? Does he have a conscience? Is he aggressive to you or others?” Her: “He’s a lovely child but but..we don’t know what the long term implications are here and I have four boys who NEVER played guns EV-ER” Me: “That’s a shame because.. boys will be boys if theyre allowed. I’m not concerned unless anyone was killed in his stick or leggo attacks” She looked at me blankly.. I had seen her 5 years later and told her my son had traded in all his “guns” for sports equipment. My son is 18 and I’m thankful that as a parent I understand that boys will be boys.