7-year-old suspended for bad art
A 7-year-old Maryland boy was suspended from school for two days for shaping a breakfast pastry into what his teacher thought looked like a gun, according to his father.Did I read that right? "A student "used food to make an inappropriate gesture”!?? OMG!! Did they force him into mandatory psychiatric counseling? Put him on Ritalin? Electroshock? Cut his nuts off?
Local TV station reported that Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, was eating a strawberry tart when he decided to shape it into a mountain.
“I was trying to turn it into a mountain but it didn’t look like a mountain really, and it turned out to be a gun [kind of],” Josh told the station. Josh said his teacher got mad when she saw that the pastry looked like a gun.
The boy’s dad, who was not identified in the report, was later notified that Josh had been suspended for two days for making the pastry look like a gun, and a
letter was sent home with all students explaining that “a student used food to make an inappropriate gesture,” the station reported.
Okay, I know it's usually considered meaningless if one wacko somewhere in the country does something nutty, but... Wait, according to the Lying Media and the Democrats, if a certifiably schizophrenic teenager kills a bunch of people that really really reeeealllly means we need to ban guns altogether! Yes! Because...you know.
But at the same time the Leftist public-education wackos have instated this goofy principle that if a kid so much as points a finger at another kid--or even,as in this case, fashions a pastry into a shape kinda resembling a gun, they suspend him. This strikes me as not only a clear case of insanity by the Dems, but also a clear double-standard.
(I know, "double-standard by leftists"--I'm totally shocked.)
See, there's a legal principle--a principle aggressively pushed by the Left--in this country that says you can't involuntarily commit someone who's crazy if they haven't convincingly demonstrated that they're dangerous to themselves or others. Yet public schools nationwide--almost totally run by left-wingers--have turned this upside-down: they suspend kids from school not just for "thought-crime" but for shaping pastry into a mountain that's so bad it looks kind of like a gun. Or for pointing a finger at another student.
I know some lefty will try to explain that this is really philosophically consistent after all. Because...you know.
If I had a kid in grade-school I'd try this: Get the kid to draw a figure of the Pope--white robe, wearing pointy white hat with a cross on it--and draw another figure setting the Pope figure on fire. Do ya think a public-school teacher would so much as bat an eyelash at that? I don't.
But God forbid any kid fashion a pastry into a vaguely gun-like shape.
You really need to click on this link and listen to the kid tell the story to the cameras. Apparently he was eating a rectangular pastry and had only had time to take one bite out of the corner--which made it look like a very crude gun. That's when the teacher freaked out.
Oh, this happened in Maryland, which has some of the craziest, most absurd gun laws in the country. As well as some really corrupt public officials.