Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
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02-02-2015, 03:03 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
There's something called children's rights, some people and institutions should educate themselves on the matter.

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02-02-2015, 03:11 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
(02-02-2015 03:03 PM)Blackout Wrote:  There's something called children's rights, some people and institutions should educate themselves on the matter.

"Protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation" I'd say being accused of issuing a terrorist threat because the kid thought his ring was magical falls into this rule. Also this one "the right to develop to the fullest" but it's Texas, they say everything is bigger in Texas. They certainly prove that by having the biggest number of idiots lol.

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02-02-2015, 03:16 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
(02-02-2015 03:11 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  
(02-02-2015 03:03 PM)Blackout Wrote:  There's something called children's rights, some people and institutions should educate themselves on the matter.

"Protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation" I'd say being accused of issuing a terrorist threat because the kid thought his ring was magical falls into this rule. Also this one "the right to develop to the fullest" but it's Texas, they say everything is bigger in Texas. They certainly prove that by having the biggest number of idiots lol.
Well that was just a wikipedia page, and additionally many declarations and laws about children's rights regulate how old you must be to face criminal charges (Usually it varies between 13/14 and 18 years old) - Terrorism is criminal activity, it is a serious accusation, to be called a criminal (literally) you must be old enough to face charges - But since it's Texas, from what I've heard, humane laws don't apply much (I see that when I look at the number of executed criminals, even though I'm not American).

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02-02-2015, 03:21 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
(02-02-2015 06:03 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  You can thank the "Zero Tolerance" (an absurd concept - ask any machinist) for this kind of nonsense.

Any time you hear "zero tolerance" - you can assume the implementers of such policies could not find a realistic solution - so, they simply enact draconian measures.

It's what Nazis do.

It's damn lazy and chickenshit too.
Rather than inflicting a poor, overburdened school board with the duty of making an actual informed decision, they inact a rule that makes the decision for them.
They can then say "Don't blame us, blame the rule".
No-fault administration.
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02-02-2015, 03:23 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
(02-02-2015 03:21 PM)pablo Wrote:  
(02-02-2015 06:03 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  You can thank the "Zero Tolerance" (an absurd concept - ask any machinist) for this kind of nonsense.

Any time you hear "zero tolerance" - you can assume the implementers of such policies could not find a realistic solution - so, they simply enact draconian measures.

It's what Nazis do.

It's damn lazy and chickenshit too.
Rather than inflicting a poor, overburdened school board with the duty of making an actual informed decision, they inact a rule that makes the decision for them.
They can then say "Don't blame us, blame the rule".
No-fault administration.

Geez, you want them to have to think? Facepalm

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02-02-2015, 04:33 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
That's the problem with zero tolerance policies. Schools aren't required to look at the circumstance. They just act first. Facepalm


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02-02-2015, 04:53 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
(02-02-2015 04:33 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  That's the problem with zero tolerance policies. Schools aren't required to look at the circumstance. They just act first. Facepalm

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02-02-2015, 06:37 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
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02-02-2015, 09:22 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
(02-02-2015 02:32 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(02-02-2015 02:10 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  ...
I mean there's a difference between a kid thinking a magic ring will make someone disappear and believing there is a magical man in the sky that controls the entire world around us and will judge us upon death weather we are worthy enough for eternal happiness or eternal suffering.

Not to 5-year-old, there's not.

Show me the five year-old who thinks that anybody who doesn't believe in his imaginary friend should be condemned to eternal suffering and I'll show you a candidate for early intervention.

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02-02-2015, 10:30 PM
RE: Fourth grader suspended for "terrorist threat", because of a ring.
Gasp ..........

They should pay for this! Also the kid better give me my ring back!
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