"A Pencil is Considered a Weapon When It's Pointed at Someone in a Threatening Way and Gunlike Noises Are Made"

You can’t make this stuff up:

A Suffolk second grader has been suspended for making gunlike noises while pointing a pencil at another student.

WAVY-TV reports the 7-year-old boy was suspended for two days for a violation of the Suffolk school system’s zero-tolerance policy on weapons. He was playing with another student in class Friday at Driver Elementary. He heeded a teacher’s order to stop….

Suffolk Public Schools spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw says a pencil is considered a weapon when it’s pointed at someone in a threatening way and gunlike noises are made.

Well if a finger can be a weapon, and an artfully-chewed pastry, then why not a pencil?

And we wonder why American schools do such a poor job of educating our children.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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