Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus
COVENTRY, R.I. - A 12-year-old boy was suspended from a Coventry middle school after his parents said he brought a small gun keychain to school.
Joseph Lyssikatos said the keychain was in his backpack at Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School on Thursday when it fell out. A classmate picked it up and started showing it to other students.
A teacher confiscated it and before Joseph knew it, he was suspended.
"This boy was the one waving it or showing it to other kids. Not Joseph. Joseph wasn't doing that so why weren't both of them reprimanded," said Bonnie Bonanno, Joseph's mother.
The keychain in question is slightly larger than a quarter. Joseph told NBC 10 he bought it for 25 tickets at an arcade.
School officials released a statement that said, "Because this is a student discipline issue, we cannot comment on any specifics."
The school's zero tolerance policy states that suspensions are determined by the principal.
However, Joseph and his parents said he was told of the suspension by the school's behavioral specialist, and the principal and superintendent won't return their calls.
The school also informed Joseph's family that he would not be allowed to attend a class field trip to Salem at the end of the month.
"That's disgraceful because, OK, being suspended for three days, and this big punishment is enough for him mentally," Bonanno said.
Said Joseph: "I'm missing the NECAP testing and I'm in advanced math so I'm going to have to re-do all the homework I'm going to miss for advanced math."
7th-grader suspended for having gun keychain - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England
Imagine if the kid had brought a cap gun to school.
Something is driving Americans into frantic socio-paranoia.
How come as a teen me and my pals knew all about how to shoot 22's and shotguns, and we'd go out into the coolies to shoot for weekend entertainment, and we *never* thought about taking our weapons to school. I mean it wasn't even a supressed desire. We *litteraly* never thought about it.
Maybe it was because we got strapped according to a system such that by the time we got old enough to use guns, we didn't know why we never thought about running downtown shooting store windows.
(And yes I already know about all the debates about corporal punishment, and it boils down to when it's used according to a pattern, the kid can sanely choose to agree or disagree with his adult enforcer, but when it comes random, people get messed up, such that they think the solution is to disallow it altogether).
I just got an idea.
American universities rule at post-grad stuff, but Canadian universities shine at under-grad. How about if the karma-debt of the total wrong of forcing natives into bording schools gets paid back in a roundabout way by turning those schools built by the ancient anglo Canucks with their UEL temporal lobes spun around the British Crown like cotton candy into bording-house high-schools for American parents desperate for their kids to get a good education. Imagine, the extra dime chargable for their kids learning another language (for American that would mean Spanish, whereupon Anglos and Canuck-French get into heated debates over who can learn Spanish easier... but that's later... it wasn't until I as an Anglo was resting in a hotel in Edmonston that I found a channel with French-Canadian game shows, and my head got knocked out by how Quebec's got it all. The have a bigger population that Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland.
I did business in the States, and I learned that Canadians keep secrets.
Anyway... bla bla bla... Quebec is now officially protected by the Canadian shield, where they can do what they want, etc. etc. bla bla bal... but you know ... that was the original deal.
It wasn't until a bunch of Americans pushing north to carve Ontario out of Quebec because they were UEL's that the crap came down on what was supposed to be a french colony got hammered by those bitter pricks kick out of the USA for being on the side of the Crown.
Anyway... back to modern business. Quebeque has the best chemistry, and I'd like to see what Quebec can do with ear-piece language translators.
Think logically. Quebec has chemistry dominance.
Quebec gets ear dominance of babble-fish translators. We know they're dorkole enough to do that.
I know that because they're Canadian they got structured enough into stability for that to happen.
Last edited by Omicron; Sep 29th, 2013 at 12:24 AM..