Anti-gun hysteria in schools would be comic if not for the impact on little boys

Thomas Lifson
A form of madness apparently has spread widely throughout the nation's government schools, as evidenced by comic behavior in reaction to imaginary guns. This time, it not a pop tart chewed into the shape of a gun, or a pencil drawing of a gun, it is a pencil itself that has triggered hysteria. Fox 43 TV reports (hat tip: Legal Insurrection): A Suffolk [Virginia] school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises. Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other.  "When I asked him about it, he said, 'Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy,'" said Paul Marshall, the boy's father. "It's as simple as that."  Christopher's father was a Marine for many years. He thinks school leaders overreacted.  "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way...(Read Full Post)

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