Monday, September 10, 2007

wjz.com - Student Brings Gun To School In Backpack

wjz.com - Student Brings Gun To School In Backpack:
(WJZ) COLUMBIA, Md. Parents of students at a Columbia elementary school were notified Monday that an 11-year-old fifth-grade boy brought a pellet gun to school Friday in his backpack.

Patti Caplan, a spokeswoman for the Howard County school system, says the boy showed the gun to other students before classes began at Phelps Luck Elementary School.

Those students told school officials, who confiscated the gun and detained the boy until a police officer arrived.

Caplan says the boy has been suspended and criminally charged as a juvenile with possession of a gun on school property.

School officials have met with the student's parents.

In a letter to parents Principal Pamela Akers said that "the student did not intend to use [the gun] to threaten or harm anyone and at no time was the safety of students in jeopardy."

They're serious - a pellet gun? An 11-year-old kid gets arrested for bringing a pellet gun to school? And then WJZ puts this picture up associated with the story:

Is that a picture of the police defending themselves from the outlaw 11-year-old with a full-auto Assault BB Pistol? I bet he smokes, too.

The Baltimore Sun reported that the
Principal, Pamela A. Akers, said that "the student did not intend to use [the gun] to threaten or harm anyone and at no time was the safety of students in jeopardy."

So if this is the case, why was the student suspended, arrested and criminally charged? Everything deals with intent.

The lesson to be learned by students: teachers are indeed the idiots that they appear to be.


From education to the media, our culture has become so pussified it mortifies me.

All I can say is, the poor little bugger has it rough: his friends are squealers, and his teachers are stupid cows. At least if he'd brought the real thing in his backpack he could have shot his way out. God knows the police wouldn't have stopped him. Come to think of it, he probably could have gotten away using the pellet gun.

But then, I bet he's actually just a nice little kid who wanted to share with his friends something he treasured.

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