School Has Zero-Tolerance… for Common Sense

More lunacy from a public school. This time in New Jersey.


A New Jersey second-grader’s drawing of a stick figure shooting a gun has earned him a one-day school suspension.

Seven-year-old Kyle Walker’s mom told an The Press newspaper of Atlantic City that her son was suspended for violating the district’s zero-tolerance policy on guns. She said her son told her he’d drawn a water pistol.

I don’t blame the school for the suspension. I mean, if this were to catch on, we’d have nothing but chaos in our public schools. If all the boys wasted their time creating immoral drawings, nobody would be knocking up the girls, and all those birth control pills, not to mention the taxpayer dollars they represent, would go to waste. I firmly believe that the school is convinced they’re practicing both fiscal and social responsibility with this suspension.

What we need is a 24-hour “cooling off” period before kids or their parents can buy pencils and paper. Today he’s drawing guns, but tomorrow that could lead to something really offensive and tragic, like writing about his opposite-sex parents and referring to them with the medieval slur “mom and dad”.

Kyle Walker needs a positive lesson in firearm citizenship from one of his fellow students:


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