Re: Nanny State gone Mad!!! Gun drawing causes arrest....Mar 4th, 2012
Under-reaction makes the kneejerks, jerk knees.
Having seen the usual reaction, to inaction, in the past.
I can empathize with the teacher, Child Services, and the Officers involved.
I only see irony with many of these stories, mixed with confusion...not empathy.
Check this one out: Tense afternoon at Sheldon Williams Collegiate | News Talk 980 CJME (external - login to view)
Tense afternoon at Sheldon Williams Collegiate
Reports of threats from man and child with toy guns
Reported by Joel Gasson
First Posted: Mar 2, 2012 3:51pm | Last Updated: Mar 2, 2012 6:50pm
It was a tense afternoon for students and staff who were placed under
a lock-down at Sheldon Williams Collegiate in Regina.
Around 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, a man and a child who looked about
5 years-old were spotted outside the school pointing what looked like toy
guns at cars and each other.
Terry Lazarou with Regina Public Schools said the lock-down order was
issued on the recommendation of police as a response to a
Elizabeth Popowich with Regina Police said after officers investigated,
they determined the guns were only toys but their concern did not end there.
Someone from the high school approached the two and was reportedly threatened.
"We believe there may have been threats uttered against the school staff member,"
Regina Police are looking for suspects in the incident. The man is described as being
between 5'7'' and 5' 10'' tall, wearing a blue hoodie, and a black vest. The child he was
with was wearing dark clothing. They were last seen walking west down Regina Avenue.
Anyone with information should call Regina Police.
Really? I mean really? Threats from a man and a child (aprox 5yrs old) with toy guns,
that looked like toy guns...after they where confronted by someone from the school?
Anyone with information should call Regina Police?
I got some information, & I just read the brief news story. What leaped out at me was
"toy guns" that "looked like toy guns" and "a child who looked about 5 years-old".....&
"after officers investigated, they determined the guns were only toys"....
What I'd like to know, that isn't in the news story, is what the school staff member said
to this man & boy (Father & Son?) before he was told to piss off or whatever. Locked
down the school....policies run amuck.