Mass. 2nd grader sent home for crucifix drawing

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    TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after he was asked to make a Christmas drawing and came up with what appeared to be a stick figure of Jesus on a cross, the child's father said Tuesday.

    Chester Johnson told WBZ-TV that his son made the drawing on Dec. 2 after his second-grade teacher asked children to sketch something that reminded them of the holiday.

    Johnson said the teacher became upset when his son said he drew himself on the cross. Johnson, who is black, told WBZ he suspects racism is involved. He said he thinks the school overreacted and wants an apology.

    Johnson told the Taunton Daily Gazette, which first reported the story on Tuesday, that his son gets specialized reading and speech instruction and has never been violent in school.

    An educational consultant working with the Johnson family said the teacher was also alarmed when the boy drew Xs for Jesus' eyes.



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    Oh Jesus Christ (no pun intended)

    Are you fucking kidding me?? If the kid is Catholic, it is probably an image he sees about as often as pictures of Uncle Bob and Aunt Millie
     
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    Send him to a different school. Honestly (an no offense to the few teachers here who aren't retards) but are there any professionals in the education community with a single iota of common sense?
     
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    He had just visited a shrine that had a Christmas Display. Here's the "violent image".

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    Exactly. This teacher should be strongly reprimanded and forced to undergo counseling.
     
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    Yeah, no shit. Get him the fuck outta that nut house. So.... is mental retardation now a prerequisite for a teaching certificate? Good God.
     
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    remember folks,, we are talking extreme liberaland! and you have to pay good tax money for this bullshit.
     
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    I understand this school had a prior incident (not with this kid) that put them on edge about such issues. Over reaction, indeed....but some events cause schools to get awfully jittery.
     
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    I wonder what the response would have been if he'd drawn a picture of a bomb for Rhamadan?
    Probably would have had him shot on the spot.
     
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    BTW, does anyone think this is racism by the school?
     

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