The following is an example of the intellectual and emotional immaturity of those people that run Payne Junior High in Arizona. For some reason the left seems to go overboard on non-issues such as this or global warming while at the same time providing moral support for such existential threats such as Islamic terrorism.
Officials at an Arizona school suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching what looked like a gun, saying the action posed a threat to his classmates. The boy's parents said the drawing was a harmless doodle and school officials overreacted.
"The school made him feel like he committed a crime. They are doing more damage than good," said the boy's mother, Paula Mosteller.
The drawing did not show blood, bullets, injuries or target any human, the parents said. And the East Valley Tribune reported that the boy said he did not intend for the picture to be a threat.
Administrators of Payne Junior High in nearby Chandler suspended the boy on Monday for five days but later reduced it to three days.
The boy's father, Ben Mosteller, said that when he went to the school to discuss his son's punishment, school officials mentioned the seriousness of the issue and talked about the 1999 massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School, where two teenagers shot and killed 12 students, a teacher and themselves. Mosteller said he was offended by the reference.
Chandler district spokesman Terry Locke said the crude sketch was "absolutely considered a threat," and that threatening words or pictures are punishable.
The suspension of this student demonstrates a totalitarian mindset by those involved. Comparing a drawing - and a 'crude sketch' at that - to what happened at Columbine is one of the most intellectually bankrupt things I've heard for a long time.
If he had have drawn a picture of two men holding hands then would he have been suspended? What about a picture of a suicide bomber? He'd probably have been awarded a prize.