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February 01, 2013

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR EDUCATION

 A mother says her 5-year-old boy was threatened with suspension after he made a gun out of Legos during an after school program.

(Thanks to Chuck Cody)

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Man. I never would've made it out of kindergarten.

'Cause, you know, its so unusual for boys to pretend that just about anything they get their hands on is a gun.

i'm okay with it as long as they suspend the girls for playing with dolls.

twits.

I think all school administrators aspire to be Dean Wormer ...

When Legos are outlawed, they won't kill people in their cold dead hands ... or .... help me out here, please ....

That's right, Spiny. I bet those kids are on DOuble Secret Probation right now.

My 6-yo grandson got a lecture for getting carried away playing "vampire" with friends at school. He play bit one hard enough to leave a mark. Neither kid was too upset but a teacher noticed.
Will he now have to leave his teeth at home when he goes to school?
Signed
A Concerned Grandparent

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!

Otter (Tim Matheson): [whispering] Germans?
Boon (Peter Riegert): Forget it, he's rolling.

Legos should be considered weapons. Ever step on one with bare feet?


Barnstable School Superintendent Mary Czajkowski should be the next head of Homeland Security. We would all be totally safe then. I'm just sure of it.

For $ 300,000 you can buy enough Legos to build a Death Star, but I suppose even THAT would get you kicked out too.

I would have received the death penalty for the things I built with legos.

Otter: Point of parliamentary procedure!

Hoover: Don't screw around, they're serious this time!

Otter: Take it easy, I'm pre-law.

Boon: I thought you were pre-med.

Otter: What's the difference?

And Erector Sets were always more fun than Legos.

i am tird of peepel saying that guver-mint skoolz r bad

i wood not be a nuklar re-acter operator to-day if it wer not fer my guver-mint skoolin

Geez, I get up in the morning and Cape Cod has turned into a hotbed of mayhem.

Lord a-mighty. It never ends. When exactly was it that we decided "zero tolerance" was the answer for everything?

I clearly recall a time when folks exercised individual judgement (remember that???) and considered the circumstances. When little kids weren't suspended for having nail clippers ("sharp edged metallic objects") or for offering their cramp-ridden friends a Midol ("dispensing drugs to underage children without a prescription").

I have no problem with the general rules; but I'd like to take a sand-filled sock to the wusses who say, "...but if we make an exception for Johnny/Susie, then we'll have to..." Have to WHAT??? Have to risk exercising your judgement AGAIN? Twice in one lifetime??? OMG! The horror!

e/o rant

Assault Legos are verboten!!!!

Have you ever stepped, barefoot, on a Lego at night?
Assault Legos are a real threat.
And Barbies! My daughter's room was littered with headless, naked Barbies, all lying in wait to stab me with their little pointy boo...lying in wait to ambush me.

Kinda depends on what he claimed he was going to do with said Lego construction.... um, what colors were used?

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