Pink toy bubble guns an assault weapon?

A 5-year old was reportedly suspended from elementary school, grilled by school officials for half an hour (without her parents), forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, labeled a “terrorist threat” and threatened with jail — for a pink toy bubble gun.

Girl’s bubble gun center of ‘terrorist threat’ at Pennsylvania’s Mount Carmel Area Elementary School

Little 5-year-old kindergartener suspended 10 days by school administrators over alleged threat to blast playmate with Hello Kitty gun that shoots colorful floating bubbles. Mom says daughter was told she could go to jail over threat….

“This little girl is the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania,” Robin Ficker, a lawyer for the girl’s family, told the website. Ficker said that the girl did not have the toy gun, which blows soapy bubbles, on her at school when she suggested that she and a friend shoot each other.  “This logic, which was not said in malice, came from the mind of this beautiful 5-year-old child who was playing with her friends, whom she hugs every day,” Ficker told The Daily Item. The family of the kindergartener is now fighting to get the elementary school to remove the punishment, which was eventually reduced to 2 days, from the child’s record.

The child was reportedly required to receive a psychological evaluation because of the suspension. The evaluation found that the girl did not represent any threat to others, Ficker said. “I think it’s pathetic when little kids can’t play… or get in this kind of trouble for using the wrong words,” he said….

More details also available from local Pennsylvania news here.

9 responses to “Pink toy bubble guns an assault weapon?

  1. Terrorists have done their job well. People in the USA are living in fear.

  2. Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity – and I’m not sure about the former. Albert Einstein.

  3. When I was young many decades ago, stupidity explained so much. The officials in this case of the bubble guu are professional educators with college degrees one presumes.

    Look at Angela Merkel in Germany, a woman with an advanced degree in Physics. She is afraid of a tsunami wiping out all the nuclear power plants in Germany, a country with a very limited seacoast. She is against GMOs too.

    Here in Westchester County NY we have an award winning High School science program and anti-fracking nuts. And Robert kenndy Jr. too. Good Grief!

  4. Two children talk about their playtime after school and it becomes a potential threat? Good grief.
    My son used mock guns several times in school projects — and that was quite recentlyl. It was also in Montana, where some of this rot has yet to flower. But we do have people nurturing this rot.

  5. Kids need to be armed in school in order to protect themselves from the apes running the place and claiming to be teachers.

  6. One more good argument for vouchers for homeschooling and/or private schools. Funny that anyone should wonder why the US is falling behind other countries in math and science when school administrations are more concerned with bubble guns and show no common sense or critical thinking skills.

  7. Notice that the gun in question is marked “Heil Kitty”. OOPS! Make that “Hello Kitty”. Too bad those administrators can’t tell the difference.

  8. Give em credit. They’ve figured out the perfect way to impress that “loco” part of in loco parentis on our impressionable youth.

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