Boy nearly suspended for 2in LEGO gun in school

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    Two-Inch LEGO Gun Gets 4th-Grader Patrick Timoney in Trouble; Where's the NRA? - Crimesider - CBS News

    STATEN ISLAND, NY (CBS) Patrick Timoney brought a gun to school Tuesday and nearly got suspended for it. Sounds reasonable until you see the gun – a two-inch LEGO toy gun.

    9-year-old Patrick, a fourth grader at PS 52 in Staten Island, N.Y., says he brought some of his LEGOs to school to show his friends during lunch but when the principal saw that one of those toys was a gun she pulled him out of class and called his parents.

    A spokesman for the city's Department of Education says that the principal, Evelyn Matroianni, was just following the “no tolerance” policy of not allowing any weapons on campus.
     
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    Evelyn Matroianni might just be a few bricks short of a load.
     
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    Common sense appears to be a lost virture.
     
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    Thank goodness I stopped my 7 y.o. from taking his little lego creation to school the other day for show & tell. I told him his classroom had legos and they'd assume he was stealing them.
     
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    Oh my god he NEARLY got suspended!

    This is huge news winger, keep us updated :thup:
     
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    The funny thing is...these teachers who are so scared of kids and their legos are the same ones who teach our kids that we shouldn't be concerned about jihadists blowing us up.
     
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    I'm not concerned about either.
     
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    First let me say that I am all for zero tolerance to weapons at school. Heck, it really doesn't bother me that they included butter knives. But when I read this story, all I could do was to shake my head. How could someone with such a great lack of common sense have been hired as a principal?????
     
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    Having common sense, and being politically correct have never crossed paths.
     
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    Normally, I don't see political correctness when it's applied on these boards, but in this case I can come up with only two possibilities where this makes any sense in my brain.

    1. This principal not only lacks common sense, but it totally stupid. No where could she find a definition of 'weapon' that would conceivably include this toy.

    2. She's operating on a premise that the concept of weapons is bad, which would be indoctrination and that is political correctness no matter which side is trying to do the indoctrinating.

    But if she's smart enought to finish high school, college, and graduate school, it would seem that she'd know this was a doomed tactic. So, here I am, caught in a dilemna.
     
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