Heroic School Officials Suspend 10-Year Old For Firing An Imaginary Bow And Arrow
TO Georgia, USA, where quick-acting school officials have suspended a 10-year old with an imaginary bow and arrow, saving his classmates from imaginary massacre. Previously, we spotted the schoolboy busted for aiming an Hello Kitty gun at a classmate and shouting “BANG!”.
Now Megyn Kelly reports on South Eastern Middle School fifth grader busted for pretending he was in the Hunger Games:
The Rutherford Institute, which is defending Johnny Jones, says he was told he violated the school’s zero tolerance policy on weapons. They’re working to get the suspension reversed and lifted from his permanent record.
On Friday night’s The Kelly File, defense attorney Jonna Spilbor reacted to the ordeal. “Here’s how ridiculous it is. If we’re going to punish this poor kid for pretending to shoot a bow and arrow, let’s ticket his parents for parking their unicorn in a fire zone.
You can only do that if they’re pretending they’re riding a unicorn. D’uh. Everyone knows unicorns are make-believe. Mrs Jones, the lad’s mother, has arrived in a police car, blaring “wah-wah-wah-woop-woop” and flashing her compact that clearly states “FBI” in the bronzer. She questions the RI:
The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization based in Charlottesville, Va., is deeply committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people through its extensive legal and educational programs. The Institute provides its legal services at no charge to those whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.
The RI says Johnny was returning fire to a classmate who was working his folder like a gun, possibly an AK47.
The incident took place the week of October 14th, when fifth grader Johnny Jones asked his teacher for a pencil during class. Jones walked to the front of the classroom to retrieve the pencil, and during his walk back to his seat, a classmate and friend of Johnny’s held his folder like an imaginary gun and “shot” at Johnny. Johnny playfully used his hands to draw the bowstrings on a completely imaginary “bow” and “shot” an arrow back. Seeing this, another girl in the class reported to the teacher that the boys were shooting at each other. The teacher took both Johnny and the other boy into the hall and lectured them about disruption. The teacher then contacted Johnny’s mother, Beverly Jones, alerting her to the “seriousness” of the violation because the children were using “firearms” in their horseplay, and informing her that the matter had been referred to the Principal. Principal John Horton contacted Ms. Jones soon thereafter in order to inform her that Johnny’s behavior was a serious offense that could result in expulsion under the school’s weapons policy. Horton characterized Johnny’s transgression as “making a threat” to another student using a “replica or representation of a firearm” through the use of an imaginary bow and arrow.
No-on laughed. The TV cameras for a pranked show did not appear.
According to the South Eastern School District’s Zero Tolerance policy for “Weapons, Ammunition and other Hazardous Items,” the district prohibits the possession of “weapons,” defined as including any “knife, cutting instrument, cutting tool, nunchaku, firearm, shotgun, rifle and any other tool, instrument or implement capable of inflicting serious bodily injury.” The Student Code further prohibits any “replica” or “look-alike” weapon, and requires that the school Principal immediately contact the appropriate police department, complete an incident report to file with the school Superintendent, and begin the process of mandatory expulsion immediately. In coming to Johnny Jones’ defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys point out the absurdity of threatening a child with expulsion for using an “imaginary” weapon and urge school officials to exercise restraint and common sense in their well-meaning, albeit misguided, efforts to secure the schools against potential dangers.
You can read the letter the RI has sent the school here: Johnny-Jones_Letter.
PS: Children planning to invade Iran by building their own Atomic bomb will be taken from this place and shot.
PPS: The American military kills people with cool radio-controlled drones.