Bubble gun (courtesy kdvr.com)

” A 5 year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten on Monday for bringing a gun to Southeast Elementary School,” Colorado’s kdvr.com reports. “It sounds alarming, but the weapon was a bubble gun, a popular plastic toy sold at stores across Colorado.” Emma’s Mom was miffed that the school didn’t handle her daughter’s transgression with a bit more tact, and worried that the weapons offense would go on Emma’s permanent record. “It blows bubbles,” she said, using one more word than I would have. The School was more than unrepentant. Here’s their statement:

While we hear and understand the parents of this student being concerned about this discipline in light of the student’s age and type of item, this suspension is consistent with our district policy as well as how Southeast has handled similar situations throughout this school year.

This has involved similar situations where students have brought items such as Nerf guns to school and also received one-day suspensions. The bringing of weapons, real or facsimile, to our schools by students can not only create a potential safety concern but also cause a distraction for our students in the learning process.

Our schools, particularly Southeast because of past instances with students bringing fake weapons to school, make a point of asking parents to be partners in making sure students are not bringing these items to school. This includes asking parents to check backpacks.

Consistent with policy. Godwin’s Law. That’s all I’ve got to say about that. [h/t RS]

57 Responses to Colorado Elementary School Suspends Kindergartener For Bubble Gun

  1. I don’t think Godwin’s law (actually, it’s more of an aphorism) applies when people are behaving like the real thing. You can’t shove 6 million-plus people into death camps without a compliant populace. Progressivism is a progressive disease.

    • “Consistent with policy.”

      I believe the Godwin’s Law reference here was to the blind adherence to policy “I was just following orders!”, not the murder of 10-12 million people. (It has become all too common to ignore the many millions of homosexuals, gypsies, political opponents and Russian prisoners that the Nazis murdered in addition to the Jews.)

      The catalyst to those murders was the willingness of the bureaucrats and complacent populace to not question supposed authority. At some point you have to put your own brain in gear and ask the question, “Does this actually make any sense?”

      • That’s exactly what I was trying to say, but you said it more clearly.

        And also that sometimes, contrary to Godwin’s maxim, a Nazi comparison isn’t the end of rational argument, but the most appropriate analog to what’s actually happening. The school system we currently have is a great way to produce the compliant citizens an authoritarian system needs.

        • And it seems to be working. We as a people are giving up 60ish percent of what we work for (if you work that is), our constitutional rights, and our very children.

          This won’t end well.

        • “The school system we currently have is a great way to produce the compliant citizens an authoritarian system needs.”

          Why, it’s almost as if the government school system were designed by an 18th century monarch, with the goal of producing obedient citizens conditioned to blindly accept arbitrary rules and hierarchical social structures!

        • Not to mention the 19th century progressive who followed roughly the same rationale in promoting the American public school system…

  2. Is this a sign of mental illness in the school administration? Is this an irrational over reaction to harmless circumstances, or is it a planned manipulation as Eric Holder suggested in his brainwashing people speech?

    https://youtu.be/bIcSLhGvaTE

    There really should be a careful look at the motivations and thinking of the administrators in this instance. It isn’t had to imagine that if they are this incompetent on this topic that they likely are incompetent at the rest of their job, and should be dismissed from their positions and competent administrators be hired.

    I would bet money that the administrators are Hillary supporters.

  3. Da’ hell? But they’d be understanding if her transgression was transgender? Home school if you can…

    • If she had brought the exact same device made to look like a Flit Gun (Google it) good times would have been had by all and no suspension. The knee-jerk response here was the pistol grip and ability to aim the bubbles (horrors!) at a specific target. Aim the bubbles at teacher’s face and watch them wet their pants.

  4. As with all previous stupidity like this i think the parents should, if at all possible, pull the child from that school. Any school that would do something like this does not deserve to be in a position to educate kids.

    • Never ascribe to mental illness that which can adequately be explained by stupidity.

      Here’s how the system works: You’re a teacher, but you suck at it. You realize that you don’t want to actually interact with children for the rest of your career, but you lack any marketable skills, so you go back to school, get another degree, and become an administrator.

      The profession of school administrator is a systematic magnet for morons.

        • Again, stupidity. Progressives, by and large, are morons.

          They’re stupid people making stupid policies that require stupid actions. They’re the exact same people who think that doubling down on helplessness is a great way to stop bullying and deter predators. They see virtually no distinction between a colorful plastic toy and a deadly weapon.

          We’re not surprised when bullies and predators exploit their stupid rules, but they’re absolutely flabbergasted. Every. Single. Fucking. Time. And who do they blame? Not the predators, oh, no. They blame us. You and me. And our children.

          These people are stupid. No doubt some of them are also malicious. But ALL of them are either mental midgets or ethically retarded idiots — if not both.

      • And as a bonus you get to Lord it over students and teachers. You have to deal with the union but a few happy hours and golf games and you all will have the same goals.

  5. According to the Democrats’ line of thought, the toy store should be liable for selling this kid a gun.

    • …yep. They suspended her because she brought to school “a weapon or facsimile thereof.”

      These are actually teachers, and they think that toy is a facsimile of a weapon.

      Wrap your brain around that. I can’t.

    • …yep. They suspended her because she brought to school “a weapon or facsimile thereof.”

      These are actually teachers, and they think that toy is a facsimile of a weapon.

      Wrap your brain around that. I can’t.

      If she brought in a pack of condoms, though, I doubt she’d be in trouble.

  6. So the school admin has now diluted the definition of weapon. Like the dilution of the term Rape. That had meaning at one point not too long ago. So it goes as part of their plan.

    “Control the language, control the argument.”

  7. Perhaps if it was a reconstituted clock that looked like a bomb she’d have gotten an invite to the White House instead of a suspension.

  8. It looks more like a nail gun than a toy firearm. Are simulation power tools under the ban? Also wands are simulation weapons, magic notwithstanding, so shouldn’t regular bubble wands be banned as well? Can’t crayons and pencils be used as wands? That policy needs some clarification to justify expulsion, but of course I don’t expect the administration to make anything transparent.

  9. So a nerf gun is a 1 day suspension and a bubble gun is expulsion? How is putting them on death row more effective than sitting down and talking with them when they’re still learning about what’s right & wrong, appropriate & not?

  10. It’s all fun and games, until a crash of five year olds are running through a blizzard of bubbles at recess. Wait, no, that might actually be the picture next to the dictionary entry for “fun and games.”

    Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!

  11. Looking at the picture: It’s got a handle with a little pump (not a trigger) that’s operated by the index finger. No muzzle/barrel that extends beyond the reservoir. Like any of the spray bottles under my sink.

    If that’s a gun (their schools, their rules, okay) then they’ve got janitors running around the campus with veritable ARSENALS!

    So that poor girl is hung out to dry while the cleaning staff keeps planning insurrection over the bodies of soapy innocent children. THE CHILDREN!

  12. Hey hey not so fast with the negativity. Think of the horror is a soap bubble lands on a snowflake!!

  13. People with retardation actually enjoy bubbles but imo they don’t enjoy being associated with morons that have school administration careers.

    • Maybe there is a link between the school administration and confiscating the bubble gun for their own use.

  14. … Liberals.

    The bringing of weapons, real or facsimile, to our schools by students can not only create a potential safety concern but also cause a distraction for our students in the learning process.

    How is a colorful plastic bubble blowing machine a safety concern? I hope for the sake of our kids they don’t undergo the same education that these “educators” underwent.

    So bring a gun that blows bubbles = suspension.
    Bring a bubble wand that you manually blow for bubbles = no issue.

    Yep, doesn’t pass the logic test for “distractions”. It does pass the “this school is a liberal totalitarian education system with an agenda” test.

  15. I heard Micheal Jackson also got into trouble for blowing Bubbles. Maybe more to the banana budget and the monkey would have been quiet.

  16. I can see a one day suspension for disrupting a class with a toy, when it is an older student and other measures have failed (letting them off for a day is rarely felt as punishment)

    I am glad the school I work at is a little saner. I have a collection of confiscated items, including ammunition. One of my kids proudly showed me the result of he and his brother prying a cartridge open with a knife— consequence, I took it and emailed his parents that they should not be stabbing live cartridges with a knife, especially around the primer— and we talked to them about safety. No detention/suspension, etc.

  17. Have one even better took grandson hog hunting with me. He really had fun told his teacher and showed her picture of hog I shot. Daycare manager asked his mom to have talk to counselor about why I would take him out on such a violent outing. My reply was not what you would call politically correct

  18. It’s not a facsimile of anything. Neither is a NERF gun. Both are toys which have their distinct purposes and look nothing like any kind of weapon.

  19. What’s everyone upset about? The student was kicked out of the government’s concentration camp! That’s a good thing. Every kid should bring bubble guns to school and then they could all be freed!

    HOMESCHOOL

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