EXPELLNG a 1st grader? Kicking her out of the school system ... forever?? ... for breaking a rule she probably can’t even understand? The parents in that town ought to be getting together their pitchforks and torches. Time to storm the
castle Ivory Towers.
Sumter, SC (WLTX) - A kindergartner at Alice Drive Elementary in Sumter has been expelled from school for bringing a toy gun to class.
Naomi McKinney, who’s six-year-old, was expelled on January 7th.
The problem began when Naomi grabbed her brother’s toy gun to bring in for show and tell.
“I chose to bring it to school because I thought I could show my friends it because they might like seeing it,” Naomi explains.
Her dad, Hank, says he and her mother didn’t see what she choose to bring until getting a call from the school.
“The school needed me down there that my daughter was fixing to be expelled,” he says. “I got in the car and rushed down there and when I got in there the principal told me that she had a gun at school and she pulls it out and it is a little clear plastic gun.”
“You have to show some kind of judgment,” Hank McKinney says. “I know there is a lot going on with guns and schools and that is tragic but a six year old bringing a toy to school doesn’t know better.”
Instead of being in school, Naomi now is spending her time at her dad’s furniture store.
The Sumter County School District weapon policy says the presence of weapons or look-a-likes is not allowed, stating the board will expel any student who brings a weapon to school.
She will be assigned a home-based instructor from the school district. The Sumter School District says they take any potential threat very seriously and will remain vigilant in creating a safe and secure environment.
Woo hoo! Now the kid gets home schooled for free!! Golly, I bet the $40,000+ the school system pays that teacher sure makes it worth throwing an almost toddler out of school for bringing in a water pistol. “If we can save even one child from getting wet...” Let’s hope at least one kid per week brings in a toy gun ... in 2 months the school system can be completely bankrupt, belly up, and the parents in that town can then get together and hire some teachers with a lick of common sense.
What a bunch of rat turds. Brain dead cowardly button pushers. Fire them all, and start over. Whoops, sorry. We’re not “comfortable” with the way you act towards our children, so out you all go, union and all. And the town contacts Teacher University right now to let them know they’re going to hire most of this year’s graduating class, and that they want teaching to be done in their specified classic manner, so throw out your BS jibber-jabber programs and adapt them now.
The only way to fix our educational system is for the parents to take a firm hand in it from the very beginning.
Why the Fuck wasn’t this the Policy When “I” was in School?
Expelled?,Ya, gots me some extra vacation time bitches.
This sort of thing actually happened to me but with a knife,in the first grade.Pops gave me this little folding knife,like the ones any self respecting kid had back in the day(1962) so of course I took it to school one day and although I forget how a teacher saw it, it was taken and sent to the office for safe keeping.Well, Pops was NOT Happy and the next morning took me with him to the Office to retrieve said knife. Ever see a Ex Marine get in someones Face when they were making a point about how Stupid they are? Yep, that’s what Pops did to the Principal and although I was only 6 I could tell someone had soiled themselves.
Glad I could share that with my peeps here, geez I miss the old days sometimes.
My son when he was 6 or 7 was suspended for a day for using a stick as a gun, spoke to the priciple (huh why call someone without any principle???) I asked him if he played cowboys and indians at school and took his Lone Star 6 shooter to school he said yes so I asked why didnt he become a mass murderer?? he saw where I was going and said rules are rules so I told my son to quit antagonising the fools and as he is on their property go by their rules. I bet the bastard earns 3 times what I do and I bet I could do his job and Im damn sure he could not do mine (bodyshop tech )
Of course you could Chris. As long as you can learn to follow the party line and throw empty buzzwords around at the meetings, you too can pull down a 6 figure income.
It amazes me how things used to be; my grammar school had 2 classes for each grade, K-5; we had 1 teacher per class, no assistants, we had 1 principal who had a secretary. We had no vice principal, but we did have 1 janitor, 1 gym teacher, and 3 full time lunch ladies in the cafeteria. A part time worker ran the tiny school library, and she was helped out by a large number of the kid’s moms volunteering a day here and there. Oh, and our classes had at least 20 students, sometimes as many as 35. Textbooks were used year after year, and students were financially responsible for turning the books in at year’s end in condition no worse than they were received. And somehow we learned. For graphical aids we had one Kodak carousel slide projector, and 1 Bell & Howell 16mm movie projector. I think there was also a phonograph, one of those that was built into it’s own carrying case. The school had a mimeograph (remember sniffing fresh dittos in class, trying to get a rush?), but I never even saw an overhead projector until 7th grade. And somehow we learned.
Ooh, sounds like my school K-6. I went there until 1976, and we had a bit more equipment, but I’m sure the staff numbered in the 20’s. Dittos, oh man! My sons’ elementary K-5 probably has at least three times the staff, and nothing like as many students. Still much rather send them back in time to mine.
Wheres my Fucking Time Machine, I want out of this Bizarro World,NOW NOW NOW.
I just realized that I will turn 60 years old in 2016 and the Oval Office Oreo will still be there. God,Make it Stop!!!!!
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