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The Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act

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    The Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act

    About a week ago, 7-year-old Josh Welch was suspended from his Maryland school for two days after biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.

    "It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn't," Welch told Baltimore Fox station WBFF. "All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn't look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda."

    A Maryland lawmaker, who is among those who think that Park Elementary School may have doled out too harsh a punishment, has now introduced a bill to stop students who chew Pop-Tarts, or other not-ordinarily-dangerous materials, into the shape of a gun -- or who merely hold their fingers into the shape of a gun -- from being suspended again.


    If my child was in that school I would take them out and tell the school that they were clearly too stupid for me to allow them to teach my child.


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    Re: The Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act

    I heard this story on the news the other morning. Things like this just make me shake my head. I don't know that it rises to the level of needing legislation...but perhaps some common sense training for school leaders who endorsed this punishment and this interpretation of a zero tolerance policy.

    In addition..I would think the teacher who reported this as an incident really needs some additional training..and for sure..should not be teaching a classroom of 7 years olds. Clearly the teacher and the school have little concept of child development. If my kid were in a class where the teacher punished a kid for shaping a pop tart into a gun as he ate can rest assured he would not be in that class for long.

    Crazy...just crazy over-reaction on the part of the adults in that classroom and that school system.