Zero Tolerance For Intelligence

from the Daily Sheeple:

finger gun

A 10-year-old boy was suspended for three days last week for pointing a “lookalike firearm” at another student.

The lookalike firearm was the boy’s FINGER.

That’s right – Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader at Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in Ohio, was suspended for pointing a finger gun at the back of another kid’s head.

The suspension letter referred to the finger gun as a “level 2 lookalike firearm”, which is a ridiculous Orwellian-sounding term for something completely harmless.

Nathan said other kids have gotten caught playing pretend gun games at his school, but weren’t suspended:

“I was just playing around. People play around like this a lot at my school.”

But the school district isn’t playing around – they have no tolerance whatsoever for such shenanigans.

Jeff Warner, the district spokesman, told The Columbus Dispatch that Devonshire Principal Patricia Price has warned students about pretend gun play numerous times this year, and everyone should know the rules by now. Nathan put his finger to the side of the other student’s head and pretended to shoot “kind of execution style,” Warner said.

“The kids were told, ‘If you don’t stop doing this type of stuff, there would be consequences,’” Warner said. “It’s just been escalating.”

Warnings included three newsletters sent home with kids, Warner said.

The boy’s father, Paul Entingh, pointed out that no one felt threatened, as the other student didn’t even see Nathan make the gesture. Paul says it’s the adults who are acting childish in their response to typical 10-year-old behavior:

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