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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

The Case of The Nefarious Nerf Ball Bandito

Cops Charge 7-Year-Old for Bringing Toy Gun to Class

A 7-year-old child allegedly shot a Nerf-style toy gun in his Hammonton, N.J., school Jan. 18. No one was hurt, but the pint-size softshooter now faces misdemeanor criminal charges.

Hammonton Police began an investigation into the “suspicious activity” at the Hammonton Early Childhood Education Center Jan. 18 after school officials alerted them to the incident.

The "gun" the child brought to school was a $5 toy gun, similar to a Nerf gun, that shoots soft ping pong type balls, according to the school's superintendent.

Officials also say that there was no evidence of anyone being threatened. The child's mother told school officials that she didn't know her son brought the toy to school.

Dr. Dan Blachford, the Hammonton Board of Education superintendent, said the school has a zero tolerance policy.

"We are just very vigilant and we feel that if we draw a very strict line then we have much less worry about someone bringing in something dangerous," said Blachford.

Deseire Gherard, a parent of one of the students at the school, agrees with the policy.

"I'd rather it be dealt with more severely than not," said Gherard. "I would rather them go a little bit too far for the safety of all the children then to say 'okay, it was probably nothing.'"

Police charged the 7-year-old with possessing an imitation firearm in or on an education institution – a misdemeanor and a minor juvenile offense in New Jersey.

School officials described the child as "a nice kid" and "a good student." Authorities haven't commented on what specific disciplinary action or punishment the boy faces though it could involve counseling and other resources made available to the family.

(End of story. My comments follow.)

Give. Me. A. Break.

A seven year old brings a nerf gun to school and the cops get called? I'm speechless in the face of the implied stupidity of this one. "Counseling and other resources made available to the family"?

That would be Newspeak for having CPS crawl up your ass with a microscope to find a problem that warrants taking your kids away. They'll find it too. Just watch.

Honestly, where the hell does it all end?


ignorant redneck said...

There is a reason that in many universities the standards in the schools of eduction are the lowest on Campus.

There is also a reason I have little respect of educators, any more

Subvet said...

IR, I attended a community college for a few semesters a while back. In one of my classes the instructor referenced the year 1492 and how we recognized it's importance. From the back of the class a coed asked, "Could you tell me what that would be?"

She was working on her teacher's certification. Can't fault her for not knowing what she didn't know but hey, THIS was someone who would be heading up a class some day? OH BOY!!

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