May 20, 2015

Fifth Grader Suspended For Bringing a Nerf “Bullet” to School

People are beginning to ask, “are the inmates running the asylum?” We’ve seen students get in trouble in schools for the dumbest of reasons – even for nibbling a Pop-Tart into the shape of a pistol.
And, at a time when school zero tolerance policies against real violence are in the process of being overturned by AG Loretta Lynch as we’ve reported here, one would think some of the phony “political correctness” would go away.

Not so, according to this new report from

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – New Jersey fifth-grader Aarin Moody is serving a week suspension from school for accidentally bringing a Nerf bullet to school.
Officials with the Uptown Complex School in Atlantic City planned to expel Moody when a Nerf bullet with a toothpick stuck in the end fell from his pocket when he retrieved a late note for a teacher last Friday, CBS Phillyreports.
“I pulled out my late slip and that’s when the item fell out of my pocket and a teacher had seen it,” Moody said.
School officials classified the foam toy bullet as a self-constructed weapon – because of the toothpick in it – and likened the contraption to a shank crafted by criminals in prison, Moody’s mother, Michelle Moody, told the news site.
“From their lookings that the quote unquote weapon looked like it was an imitation of a shank,” she said. “It’s a toy with a toothpick in it.”

Yep, you read it right, this 11 year-old was suspended for a week from school simply for having a “Nerf bullet” in his pocket.  And, because it had a toothpick stuck in it, it was a “homemade weapon” of deadly proportions.

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