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Boy Disciplined For Taking Tiny 'Gun' To School

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Boy Disciplined For Taking Tiny

    Boy Disciplined For Taking Tiny 'Gun' To School

    You Have To See It To Believe It; Patrick Timoney, 9, And His Parents Wonder If PS 52 Principal Went Too Far

    Parental Conference Called After Boy Forced To Write Statement

    STATEN ISLAND (CBS) ? When is a no tolerance policy too strict?

    The parents of a Staten Island boy were called in for a meeting with the principal after their son brought a toy gun to school.

    But as CBS 2 HD found out, the toy trouble is not what you think.

    Patrick Timoney is 9 years old. Wednesday was his first day back at school, PS 52 on Staten Island, after the principal saw him Tuesday during lunch playing with some Lego figures and a toy gun, a very little toy gun. The parents were called to school. Patrick was crying.

    "We didn't know we had a problem until the principal called at around noon to let me know that Patrick had brought something to school. His Legos and apparently a tiny toy gun," mother Laura Timoney said.

    "We just had them out because me and my friends like to bring Legos to school and show each other. Then the principal found them and she saw the toy gun, which is a few inches long," Patrick said.

    In an email, a spokesperson for the Department of Education said: "The principal reported that the student brought in a 2-inch toy gun, which is not permitted in the school. She called the parents and held a conference with the parent and the student. The issue has been resolved. The child will not be bringing the toy gun into school."

    Patrick's father knows about guns. He is a retired police officer with 20 years on the job.

    "Again, these rules are in place for a reason and we support that 100 percent," Pat Timoney said. "It's a two-inch gun, all right? I mean you have to squint to even see if it looks like a weapon. She went a little overboard with this."

    The Timoneys hope that now that they have made a point, that things can get back to normal for their boy at PS 52.

    The parents are also upset that the principal made their son write a statement, without them being present.
     
  2. tachyon

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    This is the "gun" that caused the suspension.

    Administrators today have been brainwashed by the liberal education schools to consider even a picture of a gun to be a threat to safety. They blindly apply a litany of rules with no application of any type of judgement or common sense. We have lost, as elementary teachers and administrators are overwhelmingly walking automatons who recite the anti gun mantra as their commandments.
     
  3. wireguy

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    The real point is that this is the kind of system the leftists have planned for us, a soviet style system in which the tinyest infraction of the most ludicrous and un-realistic law or rule has very real and harsh consequences. Zero tolerance is a leftist ideal whose real purpose is terror and control.
     
  4. gunstock202

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    My son is only two, but I cant wait for what is instore for him! North to Alaska!

    Adam
     
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