Five year old girl suspended from school for making 'terrorist threat'
Her "terrorist threat" consisted of suggesting that she and a classmate should shoot each other with bubbles. Her weapon? A "Hello Kitty automatic bubble blower."
No, this is not an Onion story.
The kindergartner, who attends Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Pennsylvania, caught administrators' attention after suggesting she and a classmate should shoot each other with bubbles.
"I think people know how harmless a bubble is. It doesn't hurt," said Robin Ficker, an attorney for the girl's family. According to Ficker, the girl, whose identity has not been released, didn't even have the bubble gun toy with her at school.
The kindergartner was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation during her 10-day suspension, which was later reduced to two days. The evaluation deemed the girl normal and not a threat to others, Ficker said.
The girl's family is considering a lawsuit against the school to get the blemish - all because of bubbles - off their daughter's record.
"The mother has tried to get the girl in another school since this time, and they won't take the little girl because of this mark on her record," Ficker said.
The suspension comes one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which has created a heightened sense of alert at schools across the country.
The Mount Carmel Area School District told ABC News, "We are confident that much of the information supplied to the media may not be consistent with the facts... The Mount Carmel Area School District takes the well-being and safety of students and staff very seriously."
No, they don't take "the well-being and safety of students and staff very seriously." In fact, they don't have the intelligence to take anything very seriously. They have traumatized a 5 year old little girl, forced her to see a psychologist, and then have the gall to tell us we don't have the facts? The only "fact" that's relevant is that these morons believed a 5 year old was a threat to do anything except perhaps wet their pants.
We can blame the hysteria generated by gun control advocates for this, but really, this is on the school and their beyond-hyper response to bubble gun terrorism.