Around the ranch we usually mutter and shake our heads, but now they’ve gone too far.
Public school officials at Heritage Middle School in Meridian, Idaho put the school on ‘lockdown’ because a teenage boy was seen ‘roaming the halls’ with a … ready? … a folding military style … shovel.
No report filed on whether it was a high capacity shovel. Might have been high capacity in the hands of Big John, loading sixteen tons. Certainly not in the soft un-calloused hands of a school bureaucrat.
A middle school teenage boy was spotted in the halls with a ‘suspicious’ object and the school “resource officer” leapt into action. Only trouble was the boy was on an errand for a teacher who had forgotten the folding entrenching tool, meaning shovel. A prop for a history lesson on WWII.
Local police said no charges would be filed. So the kid’s got that going for him, which is nice.
Meanwhile, quoting the KTVB article:
… Nearby Rocky Mountain High School, Paramount Elementary, Prospect Elementary, Sawtooth Middle School were put in “shelter in place” mode, which means students weren’t allowed to leave those schools while police responded to Heritage Middle School. Exline says those schools took the measure as a precaution.
Dear God. Whatever happened to a proud and resilient people who took pride in the phrase “One Riot. One Ranger“? Are our public schools really captained by idiots and Peter Principle bureaucrats? Has it really come to this, that a boy with a shovel is a threat to the community?
There’s the boy who brought kombucha tea to school in his own lunchbox.
The six year old Maryland boy suspend for making gun-hand gesture and saying … gasp … Pow!
The Hyannis School District’s threat to rid themselves of a boy, age five, who made a gun out of Legos!
The Arizona high school freshman suspended for being in possession a blankety blank picture of a gun.
A Loveland, Colorado 2nd Grader playing at being hero during recess in a make believe game of saving his friends by throwing an imaginary grenade into a box.
(take the blood pressure pill, Geer)
The five year old suspended in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania and actually accused of being a terrorist for playing with her ‘Hello Kitty Bubble Gun’. No, I did not make that up. Wait, I typed that wrong. Suspended for talking about playing with her bubble gun.
Melody Valentin was searched, harassed, interrogated, chastised, yelled at by school officials, ridiculed by her classmates and suspended for the crime of having a piece of paper with her that sorta kinda resembled a gun. Quote: “He [school official] yelled at me and said I shouldn’t have brought the gun to school and I kept telling him it was a paper gun, but he wouldn’t listen.” She was even called a murderer.
Paper bullets, anyone? A grown man yelling at a little girl, making her cry in public? He needs to meet Trace Adkins.
A Waco, Texas four year old boy suspended for hugging a teacher’s aide.
A San Diego teen suspended for bringing his Bible to school, and the horror of sharing his faith while at school.
Alyssa McKinley thought her Monument, Colorado friend was having an asthma attack and shared her asthma inhaler with her. That’s how they got thrown out of school. For an act of kindness.
Suspended for taking a picture of a teacher napping on the job. Yep, Mustang, Oklahoma. Not the teacher. The student.
And the infamous Jello suspension. Don’t do Jello, kids. Not in school anyway.
Yes, being employed in the teaching professions is hard work, and Lord knows these brave men and women get little to no help from parents who treat school like a Government Baby Sitting Entitlement Program. But c’mon. Be serious.
A West Michigan school district is seriously considering raising teacher salaries to $100,000 in order … and I quote … “attract the best talent”.
How about we start with school administrators and their minions on down to the teacher being tested for common sense, traditional values and hard headed character? You know, like the Rev. Martin Luther King wanted? Content of character? Instead of The Indomitable Fortress of Rule-Gods and their Holy Book of Ever Expanding Rules?
For pity’s sake, even Wikipedia now has an entry for The War On Kids. You can go here to see what Wiki is referencing.
Here is my analysis. Not American Thinker’s analysis. My analysis. The war on kids, authoritarian bullies sucking up massive paychecks on our dime, the impenetrable wall of ideological ignorance married to an intensely juvenile and callow state of mind fostered and nurtured by American Higher Education has produced a hell children must not be exposed to. The active propaganda and literal Pavlovian behavioral training that goes on in public schools to force and reinforce a Progressive agenda is disgusting at best and terrifying in reality. If they know how to rewire a child’s brain in pursuit of reading skills, do I need posit the next obvious postulate?
Expelling a child for supposed gun related issues at 4, 5 even 6 years old is behavioral modification taken to the level of brainwashing.
Get your children out of public schools. Do not sacrifice your children. Get out now. Because John D. Rockefeller meant it when he said “I don’t want a nation of thinkers. I want a nation of workers.”
Why do I mention John D.? Because it was John D.’s money through the Trust that founded the National Education Association. The largest labor union in America.
In 1936, the National Education Association stated its position, from which they have never wavered; “We stand for socializing the individual.”
The NEA in its “Policy For American Education” stated,
“The major problem of education in our times arises out of the fact that we live in a period of fundamental social change. In the new democracy [we were a Republic] education must share in the responsibility of giving purpose and direction to social change. The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. Education must operate according to a well-formulated social policy.”
Paul Haubner, specialist for the NEA, tells us,
“The schools cannot allow parents to influence the kind of values-education their children receive in school; that is what is wrong with those who say there is a universal system of values. Our goals are incompatible with theirs. We must change their values.”