for a toy gun. Flipped on the news to hear that a 5 year old made a Lego gun was recieving threats of suspension. I think it's freaking ridiculous.
"I worry that just like so many cases this year, my son will be in trouble for playing. I worry that like the 6 year old boy in Silver Spring who pointed his finger and said ‘Pow!’ that my son will face suspension. I worry that like the Philadelphia fifth grade girl, my son may face invasive searches, public shaming, name calling. I worry that like the 5 year old Massachusetts boy (who made a gun out of Legos) that my son may receive threats of punishment. I have a fear that my son may face the horrendous treatment the 6 year old who wanted to shoot her friend with bubbles did. These punishments include:
- Psychological Evaluations
- being labelled as a making ‘terrorist threats’
My god, does this not seem simply insane to other people out there? I
understand that ‘these are the rules’ but haven’t we always supported
rising up against unfair and ridiculous rules and laws in society? Or do
we use that as a cover for our fear given the recent events involving
gun violence we (and our schools) have faced? I cannot help but feel
extremely worried, disturbed by the idea that we must corrupt, twist,
and strip the innocence of normal childhood play because we as a people are afraid." -One Day Of Peace
Do you think that these are overreactions? Or do you think that the schools are justified in responding as they have?