Sunday, October 21, 2007

2nd-Grader Suspended for Drawing of Gun

Thought this would be a good segue into my adventures at UF today...

DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A second-grader's drawing of a stick figure shooting a gun earned him a one-day school suspension.

Kyle Walker, 7, was suspended last week for violating Dennis Township Primary School's zero-tolerance policy on guns, the boy's mother, Shirley McDevitt, told The Press of Atlantic City.

Kyle gave the picture to another child on the school bus, and that child's parents complained about it to school officials, McDevitt said. Her son told her the drawing was of a water gun, she said.

A photocopy of the picture provided by McDevitt showed two stick figures with one pointing a crude-looking gun at the other, the newspaper said. What appeared to be the word "me" was written above the shooter, with another name scribbled above the other figure.

School officials declined to comment Friday. A message left at the superintendent's office Saturday was not returned.

Kyle drew other pictures, including a skateboarder, King Tut, a ghost, a tree and a Cyclops, the newspaper reported.

We can't make this shit up, now can we. Of course school officials refused to comment. Certainly the superintendent is reluctant to reply.

Why? Because its bullshit thats why. Plain and simple and has NEW JERSEY written all over it. If its my kid I mortgage the house to sue these bastards...

Winding along... today at the Ultra-Liberal-Training-Academy, otherwise known as the University of Florida...

Walking around in front of God and everyone fully holstered drew not a single protest. Then again, I'm not some easily tasered 18 year-old but the police must have been awaiting this as nary a one, and I encountered more than one, even did a double-take.

Wasn't an overt shoulder holster...that I plan to wear this week...but an easily seen paddle rig that looked downright silly sans pistol.

We'll see what the upcoming week brings.

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