Five-year old suspended for “playing Army”
**Posted by Phineas
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
(Photo source: Wikipedia)
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)