No Tolerance, No Brains

Picture of key chain with 1911 pistol ornamentSometimes I can’t help but wonder if school “administrators” don’t have their brains sucked out when they take the job.  In a textbook case of PSH, a Dallas elementary school suspended a 4-year-old pre-K student for bringing a key chain with a toy gun to school.

One Dallas mom is fighting back after her 4-year-old son was suspended from school for bringing a miniature toy gun key chain to class.

Elijah brought his new toy to his pre-kindergarten class at Casa View Elementary without permission, said his mom, Desiree Trevino. But she says a suspension is too harsh, and Elijah should have gotten a warning.

While the school district and the family agree that the trinket was obviously a toy, the DISD stands by their decision, citing a no tolerance policy.

As usual, I think “no tolerance” is a good euphemism for “no brains.”  I saw this spokes-weasel on the news last night, and I don’t know how he could utter the following with a straight face.

“The message is please don’t bring toy guns or knives or anything that looks like it might be dangerous to school,” said Jon Dahlander, DISD spokesman.

What’s it going to take to get a little bit of common sense back in schools?  If people get all freaked out and have a PSH reaction to a little keychain, I fear for the future of the current generation.  The only thing that gives me hope is that perhaps when they grow up there will be a backlash against such stupidity.

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