“Bruce Henkelman of Huntingtown says his son, a sixth grader at Northern Middle School in Owings (MD), was talking with friends about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre when the bus driver hauled him back to school to be questioned by the principal, Darrel Prioleau.” Uh-oh. “‘The principal told me that with what happened at Sandy Hook if you say the word ‘gun’ in my school you are going to get suspended for 10 days,’ Henkelman said in an interview with WMAL.com.” GTFO. Surely the youngster said something threatening. Not according to his old man . . .
According to his father, he neither threatened nor bullied anyone.
“He said, I wish I had a gun to protect everyone. He wanted to defeat the bad guys. That’s the context of what he said,” Henkelman said. “He wanted to be the hero.”
So . . . “I wish I’d been there with an MP7. I had would have shot that motherfucker right between the fucking eyes.” Something along those lines perhaps? Anyway, the principal and the sheriff swung into action.
The boy was questioned by the principal and a sheriff’s deputy, who also wanted to search the family home without a warrant, Henkelman said. “He started asking me questions about if I have firearms, and [the deputy said] he’s going to have to search my house. Search my house? I just wanted to know what happened.”
No search was performed, and the deputy left Henkelman’s home after the father answered questions in a four-page questionnaire issued by the Sheriff’s Office.
So some committee’s developed a four-page (double-spaced?) questionnaire that can identify potential spree killers? About how many hours a day does your son play Call of Duty? Does he experiment with explosives? Does he put news clippings about mass murders on the basement walls?
[As always, TTAG recommends a strict ask for a lawyer and STFU policy when dealing with police enquiries.]
The incident went down last December. Mr. Henkelman says he’s come forward now after a five-year-old Calvert County boy was suspended for bringing a cap gun on a school bus.” I guess the Bobcats got his tongue.