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Posted: 6/1/2001 5:45:15 PM EDT
Here is the latest proof that we are in BIG TROUBLE!! East Sable River - Little Billy Barnes has been busted - again. The eight-year-old Grade 2 student at tiny Ragged Island Consolidated School near Lockeport was suspended for a day last week after he pointed a breaded chicken finger at a classmate and said "bang." "Somebody told on me," Billy said. The only person willing to say more than a few words about the ordeal is Billy's mother, Rhonda Barnes. "It's only a chicken finger," she said. "There are gun rules. But this wasn't a gun. It was a chicken finger, something that you eat. And kids do play. Especially an eight-year-old boy." Mrs. Barnes said the suspension, Billy's second of the year, goes on his permanent record. Her son was also suspended for a day earlier this year after he pointed his finger at someone and said "bang." "I think it's going a little bit too far. He's just playing. It's just Billy," his mother said. "He's just a rambunctious little boy." Billy's parents want his record wiped clean. The little Ragged Island school houses students in grades Primary to 2. After that, students attend classes in Lockeport. On May 23, students were eating hot lunches when the finger was pointed at no one in particular. Mrs. Barnes doesn't know if a teacher or pupil assistant was in the classroom at the time. But Billy was suspended and told to stay home on May 24. Teachers follow the discipline policy of the Southwest regional school board that includes a weapons category under the heading Severely Disruptive Behaviour. The possession or use of weapons at school, as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada, is prohibited and may result in immediate school suspension. The Criminal Code defines a weapon as anything designed to be used to cause death, injury or intimidation. The school board policy says nothing about pointing fingers - chicken or human - or uttering the word bang. Phil Landry, director of education for the Tri-County district school board, said he is reviewing the matter but declined further comment. Robert Sullivan, the principal of both Ragged Island and Lockeport schools, was unavailable Wednesday. "When we were kids years ago, we used to play cowboys and Indians," Mrs. Barnes said. "We'd be shot (if we tried that) nowadays." Both Mrs. Barnes and her husband William are avid deer hunters. They're also responsible gun owners who keep their locked up, Mrs. Barnes said. Their two children have been told to stay away from the and that they are dangerous, she added.
Link Posted: 6/1/2001 6:15:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 2:47:54 AM EDT
Here is the latest proof that we are in BIG TROUBLE!!
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You needed proof? Actually, the really insane part is that the majority of people can't see what the big deal is.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 3:59:51 AM EDT
The Criminal Code defines a weapon as anything designed to be used to cause death, injury or intimidation.
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Cafeteria food can be deadly. Someone needs to remove their head from the glue can. Eddie
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 4:14:03 AM EDT
Is there any end to this PC stupidity? [:(]
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 4:45:35 AM EDT
It is just as bad in the U.S.A. A kid was srawing a picture of his uncle a veteran, with his service weapon, for Memorial Day. He was suspended for drawing a weapon.
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