Okay, I’ve been reading about this story of a ten year old kid that was in deeeeep trouble and was suspended from Penn Hills School because he brought a paintball/water gun to school for a class project.
Under the school’s zero tolerance policy, he was just recently expelled until 2007.
Holy shit! My first thoughts were along the “this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard,” but I didn’t post about it because it was reportedly a “look-alike gun” and fine, if he’s brandishing a fake gun that looks real, suspend him for a couple of weeks to teach him a lesson.
But then KDKA showed what the gun looked like:
Yeah, me neither. So my conclusion is this, and now that I’ve made up my mind, I can post it: This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
The official code of the school is:
My new hero by the way is Erin Vecchio. Who you ask? She voted against the expulsion:
“If we’re that afraid of a ten year old bringing an orange squirt gun to school then something is wrong with society, because he didn’t threaten anybody with it,” said Penn Hills School Board Member Erin Vecchio.
I’m just a little pissed off at the insanity of this all.