This is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in some places, where they suspend elementary school kids for eating their toaster pastry into the shape of a gun (there’s a link in the story at DC to that sad incident). I suppose, though, that you have to pass a law when people lose the ability to use reason to evaluate what’s going on. Or, at least a lot of people think you have to pass a law, which is why we have so many (stupid) laws.
A Maryland state senator has crafted a bill to curb the zeal of public school officials who are tempted to suspend students as young as kindergarten for having things — or talking about things, or eating things — that represent guns, but aren’t actually anything like real guns.
Sen. J. B. Jennings, a Republican who represents Baltimore Harford Counties, introduced “The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013″ on Thursday, reports The Star Democrat.
“We really need to re-evaluate how kids are punished,” Jennings told The Star Democrat. “These kids can’t comprehend what they are doing or the ramifications of their actions.”