By marfdrat on May 22, 2014
This reminds me of a Forrest Gump aphorism: “Momma says stupid is as stupid does.” Stupid is believing for one second that criminals are going to abide by your “no guns allowed” sign. Instead, you just made all your patrons defenseless targets for criminals. I don’t understand why the anti-gun crowd doesn’t get this.
By marfdrat on May 17, 2014
Should it be a suspending offense -or a criminal offense- to carry a BB gun in your car? The school district had suspended him for a day when some pants-wetting parent noticed he had a BB gun in his car, which wasn’t even parked on campus. Now, they say they won’t “discipline” him. Doesn’t suspending him from school for a day constitute discipline? Also, the local cops are going to charge him with a misdemeanor for having the “weapon” in the car. I read the statute they referenced in the article, and it seems to refer to concealing a weapon on or about your person. I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t know for sure. The interpretation of these words will be up to a judge somewhere. It didn’t seem to me like he was trying to conceal anything. Hope he has a good lawyer so these yokels don’t end up making an “example” of him.
By marfdrat on May 15, 2014
The newly formed fencing club at North Dakota State University NDSU cannot practice on campus thanks to the university’s weapons policy.
By marfdrat on November 6, 2013
This has to rank up there with the dumbest school policies ever to be proposed. The people that made this decision should be brought to the public square of their town and mocked – and then touched.
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By marfdrat on October 16, 2013
You’ve probably heard about this story already. Erin Cox decided to help a friend who was too drunk to drive home by picking her up and taking her home.
For her efforts, Erin was demoted from captain of the volleyball team, and suspended from playing for five games. Police who busted kids at the drinking party determined that she had no alcohol, and had not been drinking. She was simply helping her friend.
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Zero Tolerance Lunacy: 15 Year-Old Kills Himself after ‘facing expulsion and being put on sex offender registry’ for H.S. Streaking Incident
By marfdrat on October 11, 2013
This is incredibly sad. Instead of using some common sense and telling him that was not such a good thing to do – or maybe even suspending him to teach him a lesson – the school decided that he should face a hearing to decide if CRIMINAL CHARGES should be filed against him for streaking at a high school football game. He faced the possibility of being placed on the Alabama sex offender registry – for streaking. Maybe not the smartest thing a teenager ever did, but certainly not worthy of a punishment severe enough that the kid wanted to kill himself.
By marfdrat on May 29, 2013
It was the size of a quarter (see the picture nearby). His mom said he didn’t understand the whole zero tolerance policy – he does now. He will probably understand soon that many school administrators are idiots. He will also understand that some of his panty-waisted classmates (like the one who reported the tiny plastic gun) have been successfully indoctrinated into the brotherhood of idiotic non-commonsense policy followers.
By marfdrat on May 27, 2013
O. M. G. You’re kidding, right? No, they’re not kidding. Lunacy continues to run roughshod over common sense.
One of the first lessons one learns in English class is that context is everything. The same holds true in Spanish.
By marfdrat on May 3, 2013
Good for Liberty. This kid got a raw deal for trying to do the right thing, again demonstrating the complete ignorance of common sense exercised by school administrators. When he was overheard telling his mother to come and take home the unloaded shotgun he accidentally left in his truck (because he knew he wasn’t supposed to have it there), he was expelled and charged with a FELONY. Interesting side note: teachers and administrators who do the same get charged with a misdemeanor; one at the same school did it last year, and got a slap on the wrist.
By marfdrat on March 10, 2013
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.
By marfdrat on February 6, 2013
The thing was plastic and had one of those orange tips on the end of the barrel. Yet, overreacting administrators decided that the police should be involved in this grave threat to the safety of the other students. I think Glenn Reynolds’ assessment is accurate: sending your kids to public school is looking more and more like parental malpractice. (via Instapundit)
By marfdrat on January 15, 2013
Another shining example of how common sense has departed from the minds of school administrators everywhere. Perhaps as troubling as the idiocy of the administrators to skip a teaching moment in favor of strict adherence to policy is the fact that they were squealed on by another student. Parents of the zero-tolerance age are teaching their kids to be idiots too. What kid reports his little friend for using his finger to be a pretend gun?
By marfdrat on January 3, 2013
There was a time when cooler heads, and common sense would have prevailed and the school could have called the mother to explain to her son that he can’t make politically incorrect statements or gestures in certain places. I love how the school described his completely boy-like behavior as a “serious incident” where he “threated to shoot a student” – with his finger. Idiots.
Zero-Tolerance Idiocy: School District Wants Deaf Boy to Change the Sign for His Name – Because it Looks Like a Gun
By marfdrat on August 28, 2012
This is beyond incredible. It is idiotic. (H/T Free-Range Kids)
(1011 Now) Hunter Spanjer says his name with a certain special hand gesture, but at just three and a half years old, he may have to change it.