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call the police. there’s kids playing with play swords, one looks like a ruler. huh?

Didn’t I mention just the other day, as I was posting something pretty stupid, that we would not have to wait more than a day or 2 before something else even dumber would crop up?
And sure enuff.

Hells bells is there a guy here who as a little kid didn’t have a make believe sword and pretend to be a swashbuckler? 
In fact, I remember a toy set from one Christmas, mom got me a holster and gun, no moving parts and made from some material sort of like...? I wanna say plywood but that would be wrong. This was like sawdust and chips glued together. The name is somewhere in front of me and I can’t seem to grab it. So anyway, there was also a small sword in the set for times when I tired of being Tom Mix or The Lone Ranger.
I suppose looking back, nobody thought we might in accident poke out an eye or get hurt. And I don’t recall any of us actually hurting each other.
I don’t recall sword play at school during recess, but if it did, and if we were not supposed be, I’d bet ya anything nobody would even dream of calling the police.

But that was then, and I doubt anyone in the US school system would do so even today.
This is now and this is the UK where ..... one would be surprised if the fuzz weren’t called.

Police called after boy, 9, uses a RULER as pretend sword in playground game of ‘knights and dragons’

Kyron Bradley waved ruler while at St George’s Bickley in Bromley, London

His mother Natasha, 27, from Orpington, met with headteacher about issue

But police visited two days later to talk with Year 4 pupil about ‘behaviour’

School spokesman said police routinely visit to assist with ‘pupils involved in or at risk of offending’

By Richard Marsden for the Daily Mail

Police were called to a primary school after a nine-year-old boy was caught using a ruler as a pretend sword in a playground game of ‘knights and dragons’.

Teachers have been accused of overreacting after asking officers to speak to Kyron Bradley, who waved the ruler around as he played with two friends at St George’s Bickley CE Primary School, in Bromley, south London.

The youngster’s mother Natasha Bradley said she burst into tears after hearing police were being called over a ‘stupid game’.

Miss Bradley, a 27-year-old carer and mother-of-two, said she had attended a meeting with headteacher Geraldine Shackleton following the incident on April 27, and had assumed it had been ‘dealt with’.

However, she was then told that police officers were coming to the school to speak to her son, a pupil in Year 4, about his behaviour, on April 29.

Miss Bradley, from Orpington, said Kyron had only been doing ‘what boys do’ - playing at ‘swordfighting’ with a pal in the playground.

She said: ‘I explained to my son that it was a stupid game to play as he could have fallen with the ruler. He cried, but he understood.

‘I had already dealt with Kyron myself. Why the police were involved I haven’t a clue.

‘I was so disgusted with the way he was being dealt with I burst out crying.’

Miss Bradley told the News Shopper, a local newspaper in South London: ‘I am quite a strict parent. I am not saying my child is an angel, but he has never been in trouble for anything more than being a bit chatty.’

Another parent at the school, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘These boys were just playing knights and dragons in the playground.

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Mom not too bright if she thinks her kid would have been in danger falling on a ruler. Anyway, I’m curious about any other kids being admonished this way, but there isn’t any followup so have no idea.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/18/2015 at 12:29 PM   
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