There oughta be a law! That’s the familiar cry of almost every aggrieved and aggravated citizen since, well, Rome. That said, there’s something particularly galling about a kid who’s kicked out of school because he ate his Pop-Tart the wrong way. Or his slice of pie in an unapproved manner. As a result, in a state that exhibits precious little common sense about gun laws, we’re now treated to the delicious irony of Maryland state senator J.B. Jennings trying to legislate against the knee-jerk edicts of mindless automatons on the public payroll. In response to the case of the Pop-Tart terrorist, he’s penned the Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013 . . .
As washingtonpost.com is reporting,
The measure would prevent principals from suspending or expelling students who make “a hand shape or gesture resembling a gun” or bring to school “any other object that resembles a gun but serves another purpose.”
So it’s come to this. Because government schools are run by people who can’t (or refuse to) distinguish between real threats to their students’ safety and the harmless actions of normal children acting like – er – children, lawmakers now find it necessary to do what they do best: enact more laws.
And you can blame people like Principal Sandy Blondell, the Park Elementary School disciplinarian who laid down the law when a 7-year-old in her charge said something dangerous like “bang, bang” while holding his ballistically bitten toaster pastry.
As you’ll read all too often in the comments section around here, “you can’t fix stupid.” Now, thanks to zero tolerance administrators who make it through their days wholly unencumbered by the thought process, maybe Maryland will be able to make it illegal.