It was the size of a quarter (see the picture nearby). His mom said he didn’t understand the whole zero tolerance policy – he does now. He will probably understand soon that many school administrators are idiots. He will also understand that some of his panty-waisted classmates (like the one who reported the tiny plastic gun) have been successfully indoctrinated into the brotherhood of idiotic non-commonsense policy followers.
Yet another student has landed in a heap of trouble for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.This time, the perpetrator was a six-year-old boy. The menacing weapon in question was a plastic Lego G.I. Joe gun roughly the size of a quarter, reports WGGB-TV. The incident unfolded Friday morning on a school bus headed to Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Palmer, Mass. Another student on the bus spotted the Lego piece and promptly shouted to the driver.
Crane, the mother of the unnamed kindergartener who made the mistake of bringing the miniature weapon on the bus, is not happy.“I think they overreacted, totally. I totally do,” Crane told WGGB.“I could see if it was you know, an Airsoft gun or some sort of pistol or live bullets or something, but this is just a toy,” she added. “At six-years-old, I don’t really think he understood the zero-tolerance policy and related it to this as the same.”School officials, who declined to speak to the ABC affiliate, promptly sent a letter home to all parents explaining the incident. The letter assured parents that there was no real gun, only a small molded piece of plastic from a Danish toy conglomerate.
According to Crane, her son was forced to apologize to the bus driver in a letter. He has to serve detention on Tuesday. Also, he may face a temporary suspension from riding the bus.