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DENNIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A second-grader's drawing of a stick figure shooting a gun earned him a one-day school suspension.


Kyle Walker, 7, was suspended last week for violating Dennis Township Primary School's zero-tolerance policy on guns, the boy's mother, Shirley McDevitt, told The Press of Atlantic City.

Kyle gave the picture to another child on the school bus, and that child's parents complained about it to school officials, McDevitt said. Her son told her the drawing was of a water gun, she said.

A photocopy of the picture provided by McDevitt showed two stick figures with one pointing a crude-looking gun at the other, the newspaper said. What appeared to be the word "me" was written above the shooter, with another name scribbled above the other figure.

School officials declined to comment Friday. A message left at the superintendent's office Saturday was not returned.

Kyle drew other pictures, including a skateboarder, King Tut, a ghost, a tree and a Cyclops, the newspaper reported.





When I was in 2nd grade I did the same thing. I also made a stick figure playboy.... I got suspended for that one haha. IMO kids are always gonna draw that shit. Man I remember when we even brought squirt guns to school!

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Meh, soon it is going to be zero-tolerance policy everything that is "evil". lol


They do need to start somewheres though, kids need to know that guns are bad and yada yada yada.
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I think parents need to start spanking their childen!
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[quote author=bossboy link=topic=92301.msg1796757#msg1796757 date=1192925637]
I think parents need to start spanking their childen!
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Idk, whenever I was a kid and thought about doing something bad, getting spanked never phased me. They need to put those collars on kids that can electrocute them whenever they do something bad. Because at least then, you would know everytime you would do something bad, you WOULD get shocked. Unlike parents who say, im to lazy, or are but you look so cute and innocent.

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man when i was kid me and all my friends would always draw crazy violent things in art class, never got in trouble.


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[quote author=bossboy link=topic=92301.msg1796757#msg1796757 date=1192925637]
I think parents need to start spanking their childen!
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I agree with you, but unfortunately, people overreact worse to parents spanking their children than kids drawing pictures of (squirt) guns.

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[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=92301.msg1796878#msg1796878 date=1192932326]
man when i was kid me and all my friends would always draw crazy violent things in art class, never got in trouble.
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man me too, i cant believe this shit!! holy fuck, i love the world today, scared of it's own shadow.

kids draw shit for fun

we would make guns and go around the class and "shoot" each other.

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This policy goes with toys as well-- we had to remove toys from my classroom because they where considered of the violent nature--we had a toy gun and a sword that came in our Dramatic Play center that went along with costumes we had for the kids--our prinicpal requested that we remove them--

school security is very very very tight now a day so it doesn't surprise me that a little boy who drew a picture like that got suspended--it may have been a bit of an over reaction, but after so many countless acts of violence occuring in schools do you blame school officials for acting the way they do at times? working in a school is very stressful at times, as a teacher you a resonsible for the safety of your students for 7 hours out of the day, if something happens you are at fault, as a teacher our job is to not just educate but to protect our kids as well--i mean think about it, 7 hours out of a 24 hour day the kids are at school as a parent you are putting your faith in a teacher to teach your child and to protect them--we do the best that we can and sometimes sadly schools do have to react in the way they do, i mean how would u feel if you had a child in the class of this student that drew the gun--as a parent how do you think you'd react to the news if your child came home and say "hey mommy, tommy drew a gun"? would you want your school to do something about it? what would you say to the teacher? the school board?
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Shit, I'd've been expelled in today's world....


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[quote author=RymanH24 link=topic=92301.msg1796765#msg1796765 date=1192925972]
[quote author=bossboy link=topic=92301.msg1796757#msg1796757 date=1192925637]
I think parents need to start spanking their childen!
LOL

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Idk, whenever I was a kid and thought about doing something bad, getting spanked never phased me. They need to put those collars on kids that can electrocute them whenever they do something bad. Because at least then, you would know everytime you would do something bad, you WOULD get shocked. Unlike parents who say, im to lazy, or are but you look so cute and innocent.
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Obviously your parents never spanked you hard enough! LOL.

I would tell you how my parents spanked me, however they may get in trouble, and honestly, when I was younger I used to hate them for it. But now that I am older, I see the benefit. I vowed never to hit my child....its wrong. But you have to strike fear in your child these days. Its going to be a bootcamp at my house when I have children :P It will be to their benefit in the future.

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