So… let me get this straight… school administrators called in the police to search a kid’s bag, person and locker… for a… wait for it… gun he used to kill his neighbor’s pet dinosaur (mentioned in a creative writing assignment)! We’ve lost all control and common sense people… The Thought Police have arrived, because it is now against the law to use your imagination and write about it, especially if there’s a gun involved! Here’s the full story.
Oh, South Carolina…I expect better from you.
On the other hand, this incident takes place in a public school, and those have long been known to be bastions of liberal asininity so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised.
Summerville High School Freshman Alex Stone was given a creative writing assignment for his English class.
What threats and dangerous writings did Stone put into his work of fiction? He wrote a story about shooting his neighbors pet dinosaur with a dinosaur hunting gun “he purchased to take care of the business.”
Now…I guess PETEA is getting involved. You know, People for the Ethical Treatment of EXTINCT Animals.
What if Stone wrote about being attacked by gum drop people and had to eat them to survive…would they police be called in on fears he was a cannibal?
As for Stone he put it pretty well in saying:
“I regret it because they put it on my record, but I don’t see the harm in it. I think there might have been a better way of putting it, but I think me writing like that, it shouldn’t matter unless I put it out toward a person.”
Alex can’t see the harm in it because he isn’t blinded by liberal gun hating rage. Unlike those with common sense and open mindedness, school officials couldn’t see that Stone’s story is a non-story about a kid with a writing assignment about a dinosaur.
But the idiots who run Summerville High apparently have a common sense shortage on their hands as administrators called in the police to search Stone’s bag, person and locker.
Upon finding nothing threatening or incriminating they couldn’t go away empty handed and so they arrested Stone on the catch all contempt of cop charge. Basically they said he was being disruptive in school, which apparently is something children can get arrested for.
You know what is disruptive in schools? Sniveling, gun hating bureaucrats who bring in jackbooted thugs because someone wrote the word “gun” in a creative writing assignment about dinosaurs.
Of course, as soon as the story got out the police have been trying to paint a different picture. A Summerville Police Department report states that Stone continued to be disruptive and was placed in handcuffs, and was told that he was being detained for disturbing schools.
What of the parents of this 16 year old menace to the Mesozoic era? They were never contacted.
Stone’s mother, Karen Gray, is fuming over the way the school handled the entire situation stating:
“If the school would have called me and told me about the paper and asked me to come down and discussed everything and, at least, get his point-of-view on the way he meant it. I never heard from the school, never. They never called me.”
No call until after her son was all ready arrested and that call was by the police. Knee jerk reactionaries of public education with zero tolerance polices that make Nazi’s look like an accepting and gracious bunch, once again try to ruin a young persons life because of their own deep seeded hate and vitriol. Their message is clear; You can’t even write the word “gun” in fiction anymore without being bound and chained and dragged off like a criminal.
The powers that be at Summerville High School are trying to indoctrinate their own fear and hatred of firearms into the minds of their students in any manner they can.
Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated incident. Last school year an 8th grader was arrested and suspended for wearing an NRA T-shirt to school. His arrest was for not taking his shirt off.
Then you have three students from Virginia Beach Public Schools who had police called on them and received year long suspensions for playing with toy guns AT HOME.
Not to mention the numerous elementary school kids around the country being suspended and threatened with expulsion by the Imagination Nazi’s for having finger guns.
All in all these, as well as Alex Stone’s case, are just the examples of the out of touch lunacy that the administrators at public schools are pushing onto their students.
And that is even BEFORE we get to the rewriting of history and the 2nd Amendment with the Common Core Curriculum.
Perhaps we all should be paying better attention to our local school board elections because this madness has to end somehow.
Editors Note: This article is reprinted from BulletsFirst.com courtesy Tony Oliva via Liberty Alliance
Tony Oliva is founder and editor of BulletsFirst.com. Prior to joining Liberty Alliance, he was the Director of Media Relations for Gun Owners of America.
Here’s the news account of this story.
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