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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fuck Me.

What the hell is the world coming to?:
Students suspended for making slingshots

PITTSBURGH, April 28 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh elementary school said five fourth-graders were suspended on weapons charges for making slingshots from pencils, rubber bands and paper clips.

Principal Kathi Shirey of Fawn Elementary School said a teacher and three students were hit by paper clips launched from the slingshots, created by the children from their school supplies, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, reported. The teacher and students were not injured.

"Everyone uses pencils while in school, but you would never think someone would use them to create a weapon, but that's exactly how the district sees it," Shirey said. "It's an object that could have caused serious injury."

The principal said the school district could have expelled the students for an entire school year, but due to their ages, they were only suspended for one day and one of their scheduled field trips was taken away.

However, Melanie Chelko, mother of one of the suspended students, said the punishment was still too harsh.

"This was not a weapon to them. This was a toy," she said.

Chelko said her son "came home and cried for three hours on the couch because he was suspended. That was torment enough for him."
Next they'll be making hand grenades out of snow and launching them at other innocent children. And cars. And windows.

At least when I made shit like that in school I had enough sense to not shoot the damn things at the teacher.

Dumb fucks.



Rio Arriba said...

You would NEVER think they would fashion such things? This woman is an "educator"? She must have been teaching nothing but the severely retarded all her career.

Those boys need some curare.

curmudgeon said...

Buncha animals.

Anonymous said...

We used to take the powder out of caps for cap pistols, and make squibs out of toilet paper. Then we lit them off on the playground with magnifying glasses. I guess they'd hang you from the flag pole for that today.

curmudgeon said...

Yup. You'd have the feds after you.