Lock and LEGO: Six-Year-Old Kindergartner Put Into Detention Over Tiny LEGO Gun Found In His Possession

Lego-Toy-GunWe have yet another zero logic case out of our schools enforcing zero tolerance policies on guns. We have yet another case of lunacy in our schools as part of the zero tolerance policy regarding guns. We have previously explored how teachers and school administrators are expelling or suspending students for everything from finger guns to stick figures. (here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here). For a prior column, click here. Even nibbling a danish into a gun shape can get you expelled today. Now a 6-year-old kindergartner attending Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Palmer, Mass faced possible suspension or expulsion because he was spotted with a plastic Lego G.I. Joe gun — the size of a quarter — on to his school bus. After public outcry, the school decided that it would not discipline the boy. However, the boy was given detention after the discovery.

After a fellow student alerted the bus driver, the boy was taken to detention. He was forced to apologize to the bus driver — presumably for endangering the whole bus with the quarter sized LEGO toy. Then school officials sent home a letter to all parents alerting them to the harrowing experience and reminding them of the zero tolerance policy.

Once again, teachers and administrators insist on applying this policy will little judgment or logic. The fact that this boy was put into detention at all is moronic, let alone requiring him to apologize to a bus driver that a toy was brought on board.

Source: Wash Times

78 thoughts on “Lock and LEGO: Six-Year-Old Kindergartner Put Into Detention Over Tiny LEGO Gun Found In His Possession”

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  3. The kid learned a valuable lesson, that there are a lot of stupid people in positions of authority.

  4. Mike Spindell and Gene H, thanks for the follow-up comments.

    Gene, I’m certain more partisan political appointees might only be a benefit if they’re a useful substitute for macadam/tarmac/pavement.
    We’ve plenty of potholes here in the northeast.

    Mike, I understand the situational, and as I’m no longer intentionally in harm’s way, I too choose not to carry. Given the current views of active law enforcement (if you’re not currently collecting a LEO paycheck you’re a possible threat to Teh Gubmint)?

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  5. Blouise you understand that this is part of the problem with the system….. No one wants to take responsibility, yet use the government to control every aspect of a persons life…. Which in and of its self is stupid and what Washington and Jefferson both advocated….one in action and words and one in words alone….

  6. Oh no blouise I didn’t state an age right…. Reponsible parents watch a 2 year old 24-7… Right blouise… And responsible parents teach, responsible children age appropriate actives, right Blouise?

  7. I’m really inside you’re head, Mikey. Please tell me again how you don’t care about me.

    1. Projection again Nick. Projection is the psychological term for those who see in themselves a disturbing aspect and so imagine that it’s someone else who has it. The Shooting Shark nailed you psychologically and was in your head. You’ve never laid a glove on me you’re simply not good enough. The proof of that is all here for posterity. I don’t ignore you because despite your pleading how much you want this to stop, like the cowardly bully you are you keep attacking me and then plead innocence and victimhood when your fire is returned. By the way your calling me Mikey was another childish ploy on your part and a very common one for braggart bullies like yourself. The irony of it is that my closest friends call me Mikey, but that of course excludes you, so I don’t mind it at all little boy. 🙂

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