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Yesterday during the Lukewarm Topic, we read a story about how a 7-year-old got suspended…over a Pop-Tart!
Second grader Josh Welch from Maryland got suspended for two days after a teacher saw him chew his Pop-Tart in the shape of a gun.
Josh explained that it wasn’t his intention to make it look like that. He said, “All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn’t look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda.”
Sadly, this is another case where "Zero Tolerance" a.k.a. "Zero Intelligence" rears its ugly head. This is an age where you can get suspended for bringing guns that measure a couple millimeters in length (from your GI Joe action figures) and for dealing drugs -- that is, bringing throat lozenges to school. And, in the vast majority of these cases, there is a male principal meting out justice. It's gotten out of hand. There's enough to be scared of without manufacturing threats.