Zero Tolerance Equals “The Death of Common Sense’ [POLL]
Do you think a 6 year old boy should be suspended from school for singing “I’m Sexy and I Know It” to another first grader?
Well, that’s what happened D’Avonte Meadows of Colorado who said, "I only just said the song"I’m sexy and I know it."
According to this report:
forms from the school indicate the first-grader was suspended for sexual harassment, which the school district's discipline code says has "negative affects of the learning or work of others."
D’Avonte said he and the girl were standing in the lunch line when he used the song lyric.
Stephanie Meadows, D’Avonte’s mother, said…"I could understand if he was fondling her, looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt.
That, to me, is sexual harassment," "I’m just, I’m floored. They’re going to look at him like he’s a pervert. And it’s like, that’s not fair to him."
A district spokeswoman sent this response:
"Aurora Public Schools is committed to providing equitable learning for all students. We have policies and protocol in place to prevent any disruption to the learning environment. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to discuss appropriate disciplinary consequences about a specific student," wrote Paula Hans, media relations specialist for Aurora Public Schools.
Imagine that….sexual harassment for singing a dopey song.
What if the kid were playing “doctor” with his classmate?
What then…lifetime supervision under Megan’s Law?
In another incident, although this could have had more drastic consequences,
….a 13 year old Jersey City boy was charged with possessing an imitation gun.
According to this:
Called to Randolph Avenue Friday night on the report that a child had a gun in his waistband, Jersey City Police arrested a 13-year-old boy who was charged with carrying an imitation gun.
As police approached a group of young people in front of a house on Randolph near Myrtle Avenue around 8 p.m., several teenagers fled, reports said
The 13-year-old boy ran into a first-floor apartment holding his waistband, reports said.
Police found the boy lying on the floor inside the apartment and charged him with unlawful possession of weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, reports said.
Police said the 13-year-old handed the imitation gun he was carrying to a 15-year-old Monticello Avenue boy who hid the gun under a bed inside the apartment, reports said.
The 15-year-old was charged with obstructing a governmental function after police found an imitation firearm under the bed, reports said.
There was a time when kids played with imitation guns.
But then again, that was a more innocent time.
But is there such a thing as "possession of a weapon" if the "weapon" is an imitation weapon?
Help me out...it's gonna be a long night!
You be the judge….bogus charges or proper administration of the law!