Poll: HS student arrested for mention of gun in assignment
This is how “out of whack” things are getting when it comes anything having to do with the mentioning, drawing, or mimicking of a gun.
And how even the mention of a gun is taken to such extremes that anyone uttering the forbidden word could face dire consequences.
A high school freshman was given an assignment to write what was supposed to be a Facebook post about themselves.
So the student uses his imagination; and for his creativity, cops are called in and he gets arrested.
According to an article on AOL, Alex Stone had this to say about the incident:
“I regret it because they put it on my record but I don’t see the harm in it. I think there might have been a better way of putting it but I think me writing like that it shouldn’t matter unless I put it towards a person.”
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Either way, just the mention of a gun – in a post about killing a dinosaur – set off alarms that prompted the cops to be called in.
Useless waste of time and energy. And shame on the teacher and administrators for not recognizing the context in which the assignment was written.
Teacher and school administrators get a bad rap whenever common sense is throw aside and good kids get profiled as possible killers.
Could you see why?