Virtually Insane: School Sends Police To Home After Child Shows A Clearly Fake Gun During Online Class

We have previously followed the suspensions and discipline of students under zero tolerance policies that are used by teachers to justify zero judgment or responsibility. I have long criticized zero tolerance policies that have led to suspensions and arrests of children (herehere and here and here and here and here). Now this insanity has gone insane after a Colorado school district called police because a 12-year-old boy flashing a clearly toy gun in his own home.  While the teacher told police the orange gun marked “Zombie Killer” was clearly a toy, the police went to the home of Isiah Elliot on a welfare check and the boy who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities was suspended.  Does that make sense as opposed to a simple call to the parents?

We have been dealing with the insanity of zero tolerance rules for years. Here is a prior column on the subject (and here). Children have been suspended or expelled for drawing stick figures or wearing military hats or bringing Legos shaped like guns or even having Danish in the shape of a gun. Various criminal and disciplinary cases were opened for finger guns. Despite the public outcry over the completely irrational and abusive application of zero tolerance rules, administrators and teachers continue to apply them blindly. If you do not have to exercise judgment, you can never been blamed for any failure. Conversely, even when the public outcry results in a reversal, teachers and administrators never seem punished with the same vigor for showing no judgment or logic in punishing a child.

Now the insanity has gone virtual. Rather than change the policy when it shifted to virtual learning, the school just blindly continued to treat kids at home like they were in the classroom.

The school does not see what everyone is upset about. The Grand Mountain school said in a statement: “We follow all school board policies whether we are in-person learning or distance learning. We take the safety of all our students and staff very seriously. Safety is always our number one priority.”

Safety? It was a toy gun in the home of a kid.  They were so concerned for the child that they suspended him.  

90 thoughts on “Virtually Insane: School Sends Police To Home After Child Shows A Clearly Fake Gun During Online Class”

  1. The whole thing is pure overreaction. The fact that he was suspended over a toy is ridiculous.

    What if the father was cleaning a real gun in the background? All in the privacy of their own home. Absolutely nothing illegal about it.

    This is just way too ridiculous.

  2. Theyre all insane, not a logical thought
    Always threaten to call the cops
    Can’t talk about it.
    Don’t care if its your fault or not

    Don’t fall for the trap
    Don’t be an amateur
    Dont give in, to the demands from her

    Ignore the question, don’t answer her
    No, Karen, you can’t talk to my manager.

    Sounds like the school has a KAREN problem

    My Anthem: K.W.A.

  3. A holiday weekend in Chicago. 8 dead, 51 shot, including an 8 year old that was murdered. Black lives matter.

  4. OT: Am I the only one eagerly awaiting Professor Turley’s next installment on the Flynn Saga? Haven’t there been new developments with the en banc (?) hearing held recently?

    1. Mats, I believe Turley is waiting on he final outcome because he has been defending Flynn a lot by claiming judge Sullivan was wrong. The entire appeals court ruled for Sullivan which makes for an embarrassing admission that Turley may have committed an error. Rather than admit it he remains silent on the subject until an outcome favorable to him in saving face comes up.

      He won’t post on it until it’s guaranteed it will be the outcome he expected.

    2. What’s the name of your blog, where we can all read your intellectual musings? Wouldn’t it be simpler to start and maintain your own blog, where you have absolute control over the subject content, than read other people’s and grouse about what they didn’t write about?

      It sure would help here by eliminating (yet) another commenter to skip over.

  5. This is not news. As the great American writer Henry David Thoreau wrote, “And I am sure that I never read any memorable news in a newspaper. . . One is enough. If you are acquainted with the principle, what do you care for a myriad instances and applications?” I have ‘splained the particular principle before that applies to stories like this one, but it bears repeating again. Things we call “schools, ” “colleges,” and “universities” no longer exist as they once did. Those educational institutions have been replaced with “Leftist Indoctrination Entities,” or “LIEs,” for short. Now that you know the principle, everything will make perfect sense and nothing more need be said about the story.

  6. Too stupid to teach anyone’s kids. VOUCHERS, VOUCHERS, VOUCHERS!

    End the Marxist brainwashing and indoctrinated.

    1. DAM! The older that video gets the fresher it tastes! How’s it do that?

      Search for the version where a guy adds play by play sporting event narration, scoring the performance of the mentally retarded Ann Tifa (sorry for redundancy). You can’t buy entertainment of that quality.

    2. lol he hot footed it back from the cop line didnt he

      more soap in that gas mix would have produced an even better result. but, he may not be able to read, hence, inattention to the recipe in the “anarchsit cookbook”

  7. Yikes. I let my son borrow my original NES, complete with Duckhunt and the orange and gray rifle attachment. Better yank that from the room before school tomorrow.

  8. So Comala Harris donates to MFF to post bail for rioting, burning protestors, but the leftist police can go directly to a child’s house over a toy gun? And the kid is suspended from Zoom school?

      1. Saying that won’t make it so. Was that you learning not to touch the stove at age 30 in the video? LOL

    1. And it remains: Kamela Harris’ parents were not U.S. citizens when she was born. Kamela Harris is a “citizen” not a “natural born citizen.” Kamela Harris can never be president. Kamela Harris can never be eligible for president.

      1. It’s really too bad too because this wanton, barren, useless, second gender communist rented such a nice white family just for this election.

      2. Geez george, being born in California which is part of the United States. Is what natural born means. Whether parents are foreign or not.

        Turley himself pointed out Kamala Harris is well qualified to be president.

        Going all bigotly just makes you look like a…bigot. SMH.

    1. Who would expect someone stoopid enough to live in CA to know that fireworks and CA grass in early September is a bad combination?

      If you’re so dumb to live in that chite hole of CA, you’re lucky if you can find your rear end with both hands and two life size mirrors.

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