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Old February 7, 2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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CO student suspended for 10 days for wooden drill rifles

You'll really like this glowing example of public school brilliance!

Marine ROTC student suspended for wooden drill rifles wrapped in duct tape.

See photos at the link

And check out all those comments at the bottom of the page. Right now at about 22 pages worth.

And they are all outraged.
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Old February 8, 2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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What drugs are those school ( using very, very, very , very ,very loosely )administrators on anyway ?
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Old February 8, 2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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Following the letter of the law

I recall this as a legal term "following the letter of the law violating the spirit of the law"
I believe that applies here. maybe someone witha better understanding could respond?
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Old February 8, 2009, 12:31 AM   #4
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Another classic case of Political Correctness taken to the extreme. Common sense is clearly in a steep decline in far too many areas of our country.
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Old February 8, 2009, 12:48 AM   #5
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Common sense go longer exist in this once great country....we are going down hill fast.

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Old February 9, 2009, 11:43 AM   #6
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In 1995 I carried a pair of katana around campus, all day. They were real, they were very sharp, and they were for a precisely choreographed sword duel I had worked out with a classmate.

Just smiled and waived at the principal, teachers and security guards.

The world is officially nuts. As far as I'm concerned, public schools no longer exist. My kids won't be attending.
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Old February 9, 2009, 12:12 PM   #7
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Common sense is clearly in a steep decline in far too many areas of our country.
Well said.... Because it looks like a gun, we are expelling people now.... Those school officals should be removed from their position.
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Old February 9, 2009, 12:36 PM   #8
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wow when i was in elementary school, during halloween, my dad dressed me up as a hunter with an orange hunting vest on, hat and the whole 9 yards. I also had a fake shotgun made of metal and no one said a word. This is going back to the early 90's but come on
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Old February 9, 2009, 05:00 PM   #9
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Our ROTC (class of '03) had REAL rifles, old 1903's with the barrels filled. We operated the bolts and dry fired them too!

And these Cadets get busted for wooden stocks with tape??? I hope the ROTC's District Army Instructor sure as hell gets involved and sets them all straight.
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Old February 9, 2009, 06:05 PM   #10
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This is an example of zero tolerance policies gone amok. You may be interested to know that in general zero tolerance polices with draconian policies have not been successful according to the lit reviews.

So nailing the kid who gives another an aspirin or cases like this are so counterproductive.
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Old February 9, 2009, 06:26 PM   #11
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Common sense is clearly in a steep decline in far too many areas of our country
Funny thing about common sense, It's not as common as you might want to believe
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Old February 9, 2009, 06:46 PM   #12
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Anyone have a link to what Federal and state laws the administrative officals are talking about?

All I can say is I think I should file for retirement right now...
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Old February 9, 2009, 08:49 PM   #13
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Anyone have a mailing address for the superintendent? I would like to thank him for a good laugh at his expense.
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Old February 10, 2009, 08:53 PM   #14
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I am not a legal expert,but here is a thought.
That drill rifle has never been a firearm.It is a prop for a legitimate activity.ROTC
I know inside the public schools I have seen prop frearms used in drama/plays.
It seems like if a prop can be used in a play,but not in drill team,some violation of 14th ammendment,equal protection?

Oh,and starter pistols for track? You see,exceptions are made,even though they say "no exceptions"
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Been said before, but...

Zero Tolerance Policies = Turn Off Logic & Common Sense
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Old February 12, 2009, 01:06 AM   #16
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Link to Marie Morrow's high school web site

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Take their "Rate the school" survey and leave your comments.
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