School Won't let Kid Hand Out Birthday Cupcakes With Toy Soldiers As Decoration
There's some more interesting over-reactions in the last few paragraphs of the article:
In the latest incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in a school setting, officials at an elementary school in small-town Michigan impounded a third-grader boy’s batch of 30 homemade birthday cupcakes because they were adorned with green plastic figurines representing World War Two soldiers.
The school principal branded the military-themed cupcakes “insensitive” in light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, reports Fox News Radio.
“It disgusted me,” Casey Fountain, the boy’s father, told Fox News. “It’s vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers.”
Fountain explained that his wife had made the cupcakes. His son, Hunter, helped decorate them. The following morning, Fountain’s wife brought the taboo treats to the school’s front office, where the secretary reportedly remarked favorably on their appearance.
“About 15 minutes later the school called my wife and told her they couldn’t serve the cupcakes because the soldiers had guns,” Fountain told Fox News. “My wife told them to remove the soldiers and serve the cupcakes anyway — and I believe she may have used more colorful language.”
“We’re just taking political correctness too far,” the angry father added.
In a statement to local media, Schall Elementary School principal Susan Wright Susan Wright doubled down on her school’s bold stand against little green men that represent American soldiers.
“These are toys that were commonplace in the past,” Wright said. “However, some parents prohibit all guns as toys. In light of that difference, the school offered to replace the soldiers with another item and the soldiers were returned home with the student.”
“Living in a democratic society entails respect for opposing opinions,” the principal also said. “In the climate of recent events in schools we walk a delicate balance in teaching non-violence in our buildings and trying to ensure a safe, peaceful atmosphere.”
This incident is the latest in a growing line of apparent overreactions by school officials to things students have brought to school — or talked about bringing to school, or eaten at school — that are not anything like real guns.
At Genoa-Kingston Middle School in northeast Illinois, a teacher threatened an eighth-grader with suspension if he did not remove his t-shirt emblazoned with the interlocking rifles insignia of the United States Marines. (RELATED: Junior high teacher tells kid to remove Marines t-shirt or get suspended)
At Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland, a student was suspended for two days because his teacher thought he shaped a strawberry, pre-baked toaster pastry into something resembling a gun. (RELATED: Second-grader suspended for having breakfast pastry shaped like a gun)
At Poston Butte High School in Arizona, a high school freshman was suspended for setting a picture of a gun as the desktop background on his school-issued computer. (RELATED: Freshman suspended for picture of gun)
At D. Newlin Fell School in Philadelphia, school officials reportedly yelled at a student and then searched her in front of her class after she was found with a paper gun her grandfather had made for her. (RELATED: Paper gun causes panic)
In rural Pennsylvania, a kindergarten girl was suspended for making a “terroristic threat” after she told another girl that she planned to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that bombards targets with soapy bubbles.
At Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Maryland, a six-year-old boy was suspended for making the universal kid sign for a gun, pointing at another student and saying “pow.” That boy’s suspension was later lifted and his name cleared. (RELATED:
Shouldn't be handing out cupcakes...little fatties get enough sugar and fructose corn syrup on daily basis.
if it's a birthday kids usually bring cupcakes but i do agree the school should have healthier snacks. the only meals my school had were fried and the snacks were warm baked cookies, chips candy bars and a frozen yogurt bar with only candy toppings. that was then but even today the choices they offer in schools are still complete shit for the most part.
Originally Posted by kicksave7
Let kids be kids. Just make 'em get off their lazy asses.
Originally Posted by Anfkid
Let's see. When I was a kid with a quarter, I'd go to the store and buy a 16 oz soda(fuck you Bloomberg), pay a dime and 2¢ deposit. Buy two candy bars for a nickle each, then I'd take my 3¢ change and go sit on the curb and devour it all. Take the empty bottle back for my 2¢ refund which added to my change was enough to buy another candy bar.
25¢ = 3 candy bars and one soda. And I've never been fat.
"Go outside and play!" (something you don't hear anymore)
exactly. go out and play. that does not exist anymore. everyone sits their asses on xbox and what have you. so they're eating all the shit and not working it off. that worked in your day and to an extent mine but not anymore. there are just too many electronic toys. when i was a kid i left early in the morning and didnt come back till i was covered in dirt. each device for kids should come with a time limit per day till it shuts off then they're forced to not be fat asses and go outside.
Originally Posted by Spazzmatazz
When I was a boy, we had an ice cream van come every lunch time and we would fill our stomachs with fizzy cola bottles, ice cream with gob stoppers in it, that was after the school lunch of hot dogs and chips or burgers and chips . There was other stuff but it tasted like shit.
But guess ,what in our class of thirty, we had the standard fat boy,the rest of us were far skinnier than the majority of school kids today. The difference is, kids aren't playing like they used to, in part because parents are so fucking nervous that there is a paedo/child molestor round every corner and also because kids seem to just shut themselves in with computer games. We had computer games,but we just much preferred hanging round the streets, playing football, setting fires, jumping on peoples cars , getting chased by the police.
PE is different. When I was at school, it was all about winning, and you were forced to go out and do cross country,plau football on a rock hard pitch ,and all the gym teachers were sadists or lesbians. You also had to do it, ,no excuses.
This sounds like my school experience. I was in elementary school until 1988 when I went to junior high. I was outside playing at least a few days a week after school and weekends.
Originally Posted by hypo666
The school could've been slick and said the plastic figurines were a choking hazard.
But then dicks could be a choking hazard but they still let them run the school
Originally Posted by FlaFlaFlunkie