Thursday, May 30, 2013

Another example of why sending children to public schools is parental malpractice

First, a nod to Glenn Reynolds who (at least as far as I'm aware) coined the phrase "parental malpractice" to illustrate the kinds of people and behaviors our children are exposed to in the public school system.  Second, an example of what he means:
So a 6-year-old with a 2-inch-long plastic assault rifle walks onto a school bus. Anyone want to guess the punchline?  Yep. Widespread panic followed by detention.  It was initially reported that the panic happened on the bus itself, which was on its way to Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Massachusetts...

As it turns out, the panic was exclusively reserved for the various adults and authority figures in the situation.   Luckily, there was a security camera rolling on the bus and the footage told another story. Kids sit calmly on the bus until one child raises his hand to report the Lego gun. And that was pretty much it.  The 6-year-old's detention was revoked and everyone is chastened. For now. But this is the same elementary school that sent a 9-year-old kid into the juvenile court system for having an Airsoft toy gun in his jacket pocket earlier this month.
Reason.org's blog, Hit and Run, has the story.