Thursday 3 October 2013 - Filed under Uncategorized
A pretend game of cops and robbers landed a Florida elementary school boy with a very real suspension after he made a pretend gun with his thumb and index finger.
The mother of 8-year-old Jordan Bennett said her son was only playing with his friend at Harmony Community School in St. Cloud. She fears his one-day suspension, which was handed down Friday, wrongly labels Jordan as a violent person.
“There was nothing in his hand. He used his thumb and index finger,” Bonnie Bennett told WKMG-TV. “It was a game. He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone. No words were said.”
The mother of 8-year-old Jordan Bennett said she’s prepared to go to court to fight for the suspension to be removed from her son’s record. Jordan made a pretend gun with his hand while playing cops and robbers with a friend at school. (Photo: Shutterstock.com.)
“They took a child that has never been in trouble before and went to the extreme,” the mother continued. “A child that has no history of violence is now classified as a violent offender.”
The school, on the other hand, said the game crossed the line established by the district’s code of conduct. A school representative told WKMG while they can’t give specifics into the incident, it was reviewed and found in violation of school policy. The school did not specify the specific code violation that was grounds for the suspension.
Can we bulldoze government schools to the ground yet? They aren’t about education, or encouraging people to use critical thinking skills to make good decisions. They’re about teaching kids to obey without question.
2013-10-03 » madlibertarianguy