We are approaching six months since the devastating shootings at Newtown Elementary School, and, in that limited time frame, it is clear that American educators have completely lost their minds. I’m not sure if it is fear, inability to think clearly, lack of common sense, or worse, some kind of agenda, but what happened here this week in The Commonwealth in the tipping point of lunacy.
Mieke Crane of Palmer, Ma. was told on Monday that her kindergartener son wouild have to serve a detention Tuesday and would face suspension from school. His horrendous crime against humanity? Bringing a Lego gun the size of a quarter on the school bus. Thank god he didn’t bring a Lego lightsaber with him on the bus, or he’d be rotting away in isolation at Gitmo right now. Or at Supermax with the Unabomber.
School officials said the other children on the bus were “traumatized”. Really? By a Lego gun? Haven’t most of those kids played with, or at least seen, one of these killing machines before? The snack pack of pudding they had in their backpack was ten times the size of this “weapon of mass destruction”, I hardly think they were traumatized.
This is another in the long list of silly actions by the people we pay to teach our kids how to read, how to write, and how to download games off the internet. Whether it’s a water pistol, a Pop-Tart chewed in the shape of a gun, or the ever horrifying “pointed finger gun”, there is at least an educator a week who throws a kid out of school, or threatens to do so, because they can’t bring themselves to analyze the situation and use common sense.
Or is it perhaps something more sinister that leads to these rediculous situations recurring? Do most of our educators believe that a child who plays with a Lego gun, or a water pistol, or an air soft rifle, eventually become school shooters? Sadly, I think that’s the answer. How else do you explain grown men and women, who can’t look at Lego gun the size of a quarter and determine that there is no threat or “trauma” there?
Most children who play with toy guns don’t go on to be school shooters. And any teacher, or Principal, or Superintedent who thinks so, should rethink their career choice. Lego weapons don’t kill people, insane immoral criminals do. And terrifying a kindergartener who brought a toy to school doesn’t do anything to prevent school shootings, all it does it is show what a small, anti-gun agenda you have. We get it. Now get back to doing what you are supposed to be doing, helping a 5 year old learn how to finger paint.