Soldiers with guns 'inappropriate' decoration for elementary school cupcakes

One would imagine soldiers without guns would be just fine. Of course, a disarmed military couldn't fight very well, but who's worried about that? The principle at Schall Elementary School in Caro, Michigan objected when a 9 year old boy brought cupcakes for his classmates decorated with toy soldiers. Of course, the soldiers had guns, and guns are bad, and - oh yes - our soldiers are just like the guy who shot all those kids in Newtown. Says the principle: "In the climate of recent events in schools we walk a delicate balance in teaching non-violence in our buildings and trying to ensure a safe, peaceful atmosphere. On one hand, there are those who advocate arming teachers, having armed security guards and creating a fortress of defense in our schools. On the other hand, there are those who feel that guns create fear in schools and we need to put solid security measures in place  plus practice routines to be prepared in case an emergency should ever occur. Living in a...(Read Full Post)