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Published: Tuesday, June 11 2013 12:05 a.m. MDT

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Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

"Are zero-tolerance policies at school targeting harmless kids?"

Duh! The "progressive" element in this country have always gone too far, but this is so ridiculous as to be beyond belief. Children suspended simply for talking about guns on a school bus; a boy suspended for fighting because he stopped another student from stabbing someone else; a boy suspended for chewing a Pop Tart into something a teacher thought looked like a gun. The list goes on and on.

It is light years beyond stupid! Too bad common sense can't be legislated,.

LVIS
Salt Lake City, UT

And Atlas Shrugged...

UtahVET1
Sandy, Utah

Why are all these cases targeted at small children? There are high school kids who commit major infractions and nothing happens. I would guess it’s because the administrators are scared to discipline a teenager so they take it out on kids in elementary. How many schools have teens walking around exposing themselves with their pants hanging down below their butts? I agree with the author that this has nothing to do with the kids showing a threat to others, it’s just anti gun fanatics pushing their agenda on small helpless children, and scared to stand up to real problems that they don't want to face.

EPJ
Grantsville, UT

I vividly remember my kindergarten show and tell in 1966. I proudly walked to school carrying in both arms my dad's WWII war trophy, . . . a German Sturmgewehr Mp44; the original assault rifle as named by Hitler himself. (No, I am not a neo-nazi, so save your derogatory comments). I related to the class a little about the war and my dad's role as a US Army M.P. in 1944 Germany. It was very well received and even my teacher admired the weapon and was interested in the history associated with it.

Today a child's breakfast pastry nibbled into the shape of a gun warrants insanely harsh repercussions. What has changed in the course of a few decades? Violence. Our youth have been subjected to a steady diet of violent media, and the result is, of course, violence. The resultant psychological disorders nourished by such a diet need to be addressed, along with SOME properly administered regulations to identify mentally unstable individuals and keep weapons out of their reach.

Until we as a society wean ourselves of violent media, nothing will change for the better.

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

The scariest aspect of the blossoming number of these cases of idiotic overreach is knowing that they are being implemented and enforced by people and agencies that are responsible for **educating** our children!

How unnerving and annoying when so many cases of enforcement of these "Zero Tolerance" policies in our education system are such perfect examples of zero **intelligence**!?

one old man
Ogden, UT

"Are zero-tolerance policies at school targeting harmless kids?"

Duh! The "conservative" element in this country have always gone too far, but this is so ridiculous as to be beyond belief. Children suspended simply for talking about guns on a school bus; a boy suspended for fighting because he stopped another student from stabbing someone else; a boy suspended for chewing a Pop Tart into something a teacher thought looked like a gun. The list goes on and on.

It is light years beyond stupid! Too bad common sense can't be legislated,.

And as long as we waste time labeling one another as "conservative" or "liberal" or Republican or Democrat or whatever, there won't be much room for commons sense.

Deserthiker
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Children playing with imagined and toy guns has been around as long as guns have existed. It is normal childhood behavior to model adult things. Our recent problems with violent and deadly behavior are not caused by childhood play. Too many school administrators target such behavior because it lets them make a show of doing something. It's theater disguising the fact that nothing is being done about the real problems: violence saturated media, disintegrating family structure, and pathetically poor treatment of individuals with mental health problems.

TheProudDuck
Newport Beach, CA

Can we please stop pretending that an Ed.D is a real degree?

"one old man," I will guarantee you that every single last one of these zero-tolerance nincompoops is a Progressive. This is not a matter of "labeling" (what's wrong with truth in labeling, anyway? It's good enough for beef, why not for politics?) -- it's simply the undeniable truth. There is something in Progressive ideology that makes people think this way; similarly, there is something in conservative ideology that keeps conservatives from being this stupid. (We're stupid in our own special ways -- just not this particular one.)

PookyBear84010
KAYSVILLE, UT

This year, in a Davis County elementary school, my 5th grader was "grounded" from two recesses for playing finger guns at recess. The vice principal called me to say how lenient they were because if he did it again, they could suspend him *for reals*. All this for something that no one in their right mind could possibly mistake for a real gun.

What can you expect, I guess, when the school year starts out with a presentation about weapons titled "Fake Is Real" and that encourages children to tattle on each other for minor, harmless infractions. At least the informant children can be excused as to young to understand how their words would lead to such enormous consequences for their friends. Teachers and administrators, however, should be able to exercise at least one little tiny iota of common sense.

dianeect
north salt lake, UT

This is really about indoctrination and brain washing. My 2nd grade son came home from school with anti-gun songs. What happened to the itsy, bitsy spider?? I do not know what all of this is really about, but I am sure it is a bigger agenda than just trying to end school shooting since they are targeting little kids. The neighbor boys here get together to have dart gun and water gun wars, but if they even talk to each other about dart and water guns at school, they are treated like hardened criminals

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