Political correctness has claimed yet another innocent victim. This time, it is a five-year-old second grader in North Carolina. The student was suspended by her school for pretending a stick she found on the playground was a gun.
The young girl’s mother, Brandy Miller, is furious over the “stick gun” incident, and wants apologies from the school.
The incident happened last Friday, when the principal of the school called Miller about her daughter, Caitlin. Miller was told her daughter was pretending to “shoot” with a stick she found on the playground. The behavior was a violation of school policy, and Caitlin would have to serve a one-day suspension as a result.
Caitlin served the suspension on Monday, and returned to school Tuesday.
In case you were wondering, this is the stick gun in question. The young girl found this on the ground and then pretended to “shoot” with it. Warning: snowflakes may be triggered by what they see next.
One should consider: not only did the school take this whole thing way too seriously, some tool found it necessary to take a picture of the stick as part of a school investigation. Like it was an actual gun.
Is there an NRA type of organization for stick guns? Because this kid could really use them right now.
“One minute she’s playing with her friends and the next her teachers are dragging her to the principal’s office. She’s confused, nobody explained anything to her,” Miller explained.
Her daughter explains that she and her two friends were using their imagination playing “king and queen.”
In this case, she was the guard protecting the royals and picked up the “gun” to imitate shooting an intruder in the kingdom.
Hoke County Schools says the 5-year-old posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion, thus violating policy.
“I mean, we know why it’s bad because we watch the news, but then I have to tell my kid you’re not allowed to play like that in school because people do bad things to kids your age,” Miller added, “I just want them to apologize to her and tell her that it’s OK. You can be five and have an imagination.”
This the policy regarding violent behavior by children in Hoke County schools, according to ABC 11 in Raleigh.
“Hoke County Schools will not tolerate assaults, threats or harassment from any student. Any student engaging in such behavior will be removed from the classroom or school environment for as long as is necessary to provide a safe and orderly environment for learning,” the school system says.
Here is a report on the incident, from ABC 11.
The incident demonstrates not only the ineptitude of modern liberal thought, it shows the need for parents to be involved in their school and keep teachers and administrators accountable. The fact that no one in this process, from the teachers to the principal, didn’t handle this situation better.