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« on: September 07, 2020, 05:29:41 PM »

The insanity of the left never ceases to amaze me. They excuse "peaceful protesters" peacefully smashing and burning buildings and cars, and peacefully assaulting anyone who doesn't agree with them, but a kid has a toy in the privacy of his own home, not doing anything dangerous to anyone -- and they call the cops and suspend him for a week.

https://reason.com/2020/09/07/zoom-nerf-gun-school-cops-kid-isaiah-elliott/
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 05:34:48 PM »

If I was the cop, I probably would have bought him some more NERF stuff just for the LOLZ.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 05:39:24 PM »

IMO, what the cops should have done once they saw the "gun" in question is go and find the teacher and arrest her for a false 911 call. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 07:05:15 PM »

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"For them to go as extreme as suspending him for five days, sending the police out, having the police threaten to press charges against him because they want to compare the virtual environment to the actual in-school environment is insane,"

Remember, these are the cops that have supposedly sworn to uphold the constitution.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. When faced with obeying an unconstitutional order and trampling on the rights of citizens or losing their job the overwhelming majority of police will default to their paycheck.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 07:28:23 PM »

Remember, these are the cops that have supposedly sworn to uphold the constitution.


Quoted for all the hard of hearing folks in the back row, with their "Oathkeepers" hats.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2020, 04:37:30 AM »

I'd like to see a revival of the old colonial American custom of tarring and feathering bad bureaucrats.  sad
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2020, 05:23:43 AM »

I'd like to see a revival of the old colonial American custom of tarring and feathering bad bureaucrats.  sad

As would I.
And, since we are a more enlightened and compassionate society today we wouldn't need to use a hot tar product. some of the cold roofing tar patch products would do just fine.
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2020, 05:25:51 AM »

Nerf Guns Matter
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2020, 05:29:15 AM »

As would I.
And, since we are a more enlightened and compassionate society today we wouldn't need to use a hot tar product. some of the cold roofing tar patch products would do just fine.

Most people are unaware that they used pine tar, at room temperature, and not hot tar that could/would cause actual burns.

It was about injuring their pride, not their person.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2020, 07:20:17 AM »

Since the story didn't trouble themselves to identify the Idiot's Parade school in question, inquiries may be directed to the following destinations...

Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/WidefieldSchoolDistrict3/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WidefieldSchoolDistrict3/about/?ref=page_internal

*EDIT TO ADD* It appears they have taken down their Facebook page. Can't imagine why, though the ire and incredulity expressed in comments prior to the takedown might have had something to do with it.

USPS
Widefield School District 3
1820 Main St
Colorado Springs, CO  80911-1152

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Phone
719-391-3000

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2020, 07:32:23 AM »

The article quotes this as an explanation from the district school system.

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"We take the safety of all our students and staff very seriously," said the district. "Safety is always our number one priority."

I would have to question the sanity of adults who seriously believed there was a threat to other students or staff from seeing an image on a computer screen.  (even of a real gun)  I mean actually question their competence to explain reality to children.  If they saw a fire in a student's home would they make the teacher and other students run out of their own homes?  Do they call 911 when they see am actual act of violence on the evening news?  It makes me wonder why we even have a public education system if it's that looney.  Why do we pay them to indoctrinate kids?
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2020, 07:45:30 AM »

The insanity of the left never ceases to amaze me. They excuse "peaceful protesters" peacefully smashing and burning buildings and cars, and peacefully assaulting anyone who doesn't agree with them, but a kid has a toy in the privacy of his own home, not doing anything dangerous to anyone -- and they call the cops and suspend him for a week.


Insanity is a funny way to spell lawfare. But we need a new term to describe the intentional, public refusals to indict racial justice terrorists. Unlawfare? Undoublepluslawfare?
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2020, 08:54:36 AM »

I guess I have to be careful not to have weapons in view when teaching online.  A while back, a Montessori school I taught for had campouts several times a year.  I would have a class in the woods on gun safety coupled with some fun .22 plinking sessions.
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2020, 09:47:33 AM »

If teachers and school administrators were wondering why there was so much pushback on "parents are unwelcome to view classroom sessions", this is why.

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It's all about the pancakes, people.
"And he thought cops wouldn't chase... a STOLEN DONUT TRUCK?Huh? That would be like Willie Nelson ignoring a pickup full of weed."
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2020, 10:28:22 AM »

So I asked my wife about this, who is starting the school year today using Google Canvas and Zoom as her remote teaching tools.  She replied that she would be happy if the parents who occasionally walk by the camera were fully clothed at all times.
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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2020, 11:51:09 AM »

So I asked my wife about this, who is starting the school year today using Google Canvas and Zoom as her remote teaching tools.  She replied that she would be happy if the parents who occasionally walk by the camera were fully clothed at all times.
Sounds like there is room for compromise.   grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2020, 02:08:28 PM »

So I asked my wife about this, who is starting the school year today using Google Canvas and Zoom as her remote teaching tools.  She replied that she would be happy if the parents who occasionally walk by the camera were fully clothed at all times.

They need a class on the evils of body-shaming.
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2020, 06:30:25 PM »

The teacher was just concerned the young'n was on the path to become a boogaloo boi.
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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2020, 08:50:02 PM »

Remember, these are the cops that have supposedly sworn to uphold the constitution.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. When faced with obeying an unconstitutional order and trampling on the rights of citizens or losing their job the overwhelming majority of police will default to their paycheck.

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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2020, 11:19:35 AM »

If I had kids I would have real guns behind them during zoom sessions
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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2020, 11:41:56 AM »

Since the story didn't trouble themselves to identify the Idiot's Parade school in question, inquiries may be directed to the following destinations...

Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/WidefieldSchoolDistrict3/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WidefieldSchoolDistrict3/about/?ref=page_internal

*EDIT TO ADD* It appears they have taken down their Facebook page. Can't imagine why, though the ire and incredulity expressed in comments prior to the takedown might have had something to do with it.

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Widefield School District 3
1820 Main St
Colorado Springs, CO  80911-1152

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Phone
719-391-3000

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I tried emailing the school district asking them if they seriously felt threatened by, not an actual, but an image of a toy gun.  No answer.
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2020, 01:57:15 PM »

Widefield is the district. Grand Mountain School is the specific school. They haven't bothered to take down their web site.

https://grandmountain.wsd3.org/

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