Tuesday, January 22, 2013
5 Year Old Girl Called "Terrorist" For Threatening To Shoot Classmate - With Bubbles!
The United States of America is slowly losing its collective mind. Two weeks ago there were two different reports about kindergarten students being suspended from school for shooting another student with finger guns. You know the weapon - we all had at least one, sometimes two, when we were kids. You point your index finger at the bad guy and raise your thumb like a hammer and go "Bang, bang!" Your opponent, if he plays the game correctly, falls down dead (usally greatly overacting the part) and then gets up a minute later and the game resumes. Really dangerous stuff there.
Now, in a move that seems to be more illogical than the previous suspensions, a 5-year-old girl was suspended from school last week after she made what the school called a "terrorist threat." Her weapon of choice? A small, "Hello Kitty" automatic bubble blower. You read that correctly - a bubble blower.
The kindergartner, who attends Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Pennsylvania, caught administrators' attention after suggesting she and a classmate should shoot each other with bubbles. That's right - bubbles! That's terrorism at its worst I tell you!
I can't even begin to imagine how dangerous that can be in the wrong hands. You could get a bubble in your eye or even, God forbid, in your mouth!! And if you shoot someone with bubbles with malice aforethought well... I can only speculate.
According to the attorney for the family, the girl didn't even have the dangerous weapon with her at school. Apparently this "bubble duel" (my own words) was merely suggested by the young girl. The family is considering a lawsuit against the school because the incident has gone in the girl's "PERMANENT RECORD" and her parents can't get her transferred into another school because of it.
The school district made a statement concerning the incident. "The Mount Carmel Area School District takes the well-being and safety of students and staff very seriously." Really? What about the well being of this five year old girl who can't get an education because she threatened someone with bubbles? How about the little girl who you, the school district, says committed a terrorist act to be committed with bubbles? You people are ridiculous. Do they teach common sense in any of your schools?
It occurred to me today, after reading this story, that Al Queda succeeded on September 11, 2001, far more than they knew. Twelve years later many in this country are so afraid of terrorists and violence of any kind that we're now suspending kindergarten students for using their fingers to pretend they have a gun (something we adults did all the time as kids) or worse yet, for committing a "terrorist act" by suggesting kids shoot each other with bubbles. How long will it be before kids are no longer even allowed to play with toy guns in public, pretend to be cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians, or play army? (Never mind the cowboys and Indians - that's already frowned upon as politically incorrect.) If this type of reaction continues it won't be long before the government truly does step in and take legal guns from law abiding citizens. And kids who pretend may end up in a correctional facility.
And gee... guess which organization will be waiting for America to be disarmed...?