In yet another example of hysterical political correctness knee jerk reactions, a student at a Kansas elementary school was suspended for six months because he happened to pick up a piece of spent brass that his mom had expended the day before.
From Liberty Unyielding:
The student, Camron Carlson, picked the casing up off the ground and placed it in his pocket when he accompanied his mother who was sighting in a rifle the day before, according to The Chanute Tribune.
“Our family does a lot of deer hunting,” Camron’s grandmother, Mary Sue Carlson, told the Tribune. “This is hunting country.”
Camron said that the following day it fell out of his pocket as he was leaving the restroom at school. Another student took notice and reported the incident to a teacher. Camron was eventually called into the principal’s office, which in turn called the boy’s mother, Deana Carlson.
The Tribune reported:
Carlson was called into the school office where she saw her son had been crying.
Carlson said she was not happy with her son for having the shell casing, which everyone agrees he should not have had at school. She said she was told by Principal Gary Wheeler that the incident could lead to a 186-day suspension, but they could possibly reduce it to five days if he spoke to Superintendent James Hardy.
“I looked at him and I said ‘this is the wrong call,’” she said. “I could understand if there was a student who had multiple offenses … there was nothing dangerous about what he had done. My son is being discouraged and looked down upon for being a boy.”
You can read the rest of the article at: Student facing six-month suspension for possessing a spent casing
Six months? Really? For a piece of brass? This just once again show that institutional authority is suspect when they would dole out punishments so out of sync with the actual offense. At no point did the child threaten anyone or try to harm anyone. He simply picked up a shiny piece of brass and held onto it for a keepsake.
The school is trying to demonize ALL things firearm related in order to mold more bed wetting gun haters.
Parents need to stay more involved in what goes on in their child’s education because not all the indoctrination is as blatant. The most dangerous kind is much more subtle.