Now that school is back in session, we once again get to look forward to the insanity that is the American educational system when confronted with anything that doesn’t exactly align with their anti-gun absolutist ideals. Today’s story comes from South Carolina, where a 16-year-old student was tasked with writing a fictional story about himself in the form of a Facebook status (oh the depths to which our educational system has slumped). One student decided to employ a little poetic license and embellish his tale a little bit, adding in the obviously fictional element of a dinosaur. And shooting it with a gun…which caused his teacher to call the police. Obviously . . .
A 16-year-old Summerville High School student says he was arrested Tuesday morning and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun.
Alex Stone said he and his classmates were told in class to write a few sentences about themselves, and a “status” as if it was a Facebook page.
Stone said in his “status” he wrote a fictional story that involved the words “gun” and “take care of business.”…
Investigators say the teacher contacted school officials after seeing the message containing the words “gun” and “take care of business,” and police were then notified on Tuesday.
Summerville police officials say Stone’s bookbag and locker were searched on Tuesday, and a gun was not found.
According to (Alex’s mother, Karen) Gray, Stone was suspended for the rest of the week. Gray says she is furious that the school did not contact her before her son was arrested….
Stone was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. District officials say the student has been suspended.
Apparently, in today’s government school system, the simple act of writing a fictional story involving a firearm constitutes “disorderly conduct,” a serious accusation, and a criminal record that will follow a person for the rest of their lives. One extra-sensitive teacher can put a gigantic black spot on a student’s life that may never be removed, all because he wrote the word “gun.”
First it was toaster pasteries shaped like a pistol. Then it was making finger gestures in the shape of a gun. And now school administrations are panicking solely based on the written word, “gun.” One wonders how English teachers manage to make it through such literary staples as All Quiet on the Western Front without repeatedly fainting from the firearms references and calling the police on Erich Maria Remarque.