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Posted: 24 August 2007 08:36 AM
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Drawing a picture of a gun, that is.

OFFICIALS at an Arizona school have 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.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 08:41 AM   [ # 1 ]
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Wow…I mean this is a country that prides itself on loving guns. Incredible how one country can be so two-minded. :lol:

Guns are bad. Drawing them…I mean for the love of all chocolate covered raisins it’s a fecking doodle!

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Posted: 24 August 2007 08:42 AM   [ # 2 ]
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Oh my.

I would never have finished school in modern times. I used to sketch guns, some shooting bullets, some not. Little scenes of army men blowing varieties of things up with a variety of weapons. Planes and helicopters were dropping bombs, diving, getting shot down, gunning down armies and all sorts of “evil” stuff.

I never had the urge to fire a real gun during these times, they were just fun to sketch… Stifling the imagination when something is clearly not a threat is just ludicrous. If that sketch was coupled with other behaviors and statements then maybe, but if it’s just a sketch it’s sad.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 08:52 AM   [ # 3 ]
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Transfrmr - 24 August 2007 12:42 PM

Oh my.

I would never have finished school in modern times. I used to sketch guns, some shooting bullets, some not. Little scenes of army men blowing varieties of things up with a variety of weapons. Planes and helicopters were dropping bombs, diving, getting shot down, gunning down armies and all sorts of “evil” stuff.

I never had the urge to fire a real gun during these times, they were just fun to sketch… Stifling the imagination when something is clearly not a threat is just ludicrous. If that sketch was coupled with other behaviors and statements then maybe, but if it’s just a sketch it’s sad.

In P6 we used to draw stick figure armies kicking seven bells out of each other. And the whole bloody year did it- hundreds of stick figures blowing each others up with guns, bombs, planes, tanks and various horrible things.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 08:58 AM   [ # 4 ]
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I never drew guns, but I did draw spaceship battles.  I suppose that might have only resulted in a reprimand or possible dentention.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 09:10 AM   [ # 5 ]
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Transfrmr - 24 August 2007 12:42 PM

Oh my.

I would never have finished school in modern times. I used to sketch guns, some shooting bullets, some not. Little scenes of army men blowing varieties of things up with a variety of weapons. Planes and helicopters were dropping bombs, diving, getting shot down, gunning down armies and all sorts of “evil” stuff.

I never had the urge to fire a real gun during these times, they were just fun to sketch… Stifling the imagination when something is clearly not a threat is just ludicrous. If that sketch was coupled with other behaviors and statements then maybe, but if it’s just a sketch it’s sad.

Same here for me, I would have been permanently removed from school for all of my gun and knife drawings.  You have to love no tolerance rules.  No tolerance means no thinking.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 09:26 AM   [ # 6 ]
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This story is pathetic, I always draw guns, not just that but people killing each other with big guns, it’s funny :lol:

People are so paranoid now, it’s mad.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 09:30 AM   [ # 7 ]
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I drew people killing each other and swear words all over my pencil case once, they confiscated it, I’ve never seen it again O.o

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Posted: 24 August 2007 10:19 AM   [ # 8 ]
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Sue the school for wrongfull whatever. A clever attorney can make something out of it. If only to warn schools not to overreact so stupidly.
No wonder kids have less and less respect for teachers who behave like morons.
And otherwise non-moron teachers should take action against thes discipline undermining fools.
They are a disgrace for normal teachers.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 10:28 AM   [ # 9 ]
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Posted: 24 August 2007 10:29 AM   [ # 10 ]
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I know it was a long time ago, but some of the stuff I did at school would put me behind bars today!

For example, once in a particularly dull lesson I was staring out of the window when the teacher, somewhat unkindly, snapped, “Beckham, stop staring into Michelle Williams’[*] eyes and pay attention!”

Needless to say, one particular clique of girls decided that it would be fun to continually tease Michelle about my apparent interest. I didn’t think this very fair, so I wrote an (tasteful) erotic poem pointing out the many alluring features of Janine Buchanan (the ringleader) in moderately amorous terms, which I proceeded to read out in English class.

Outcome Then:
The poem “Janine” became a minor school smash, Janine retreated, red-faced, to the girls’ toilets immediately after the lesson and wouldn’t come out for the rest of the day, and I got an ‘A’ for the poem. I also started going out with ‘Michelle’ a few weeks after.

Outcome Now:
Janine reports me to the Headmaster, who calls the police, who interview me for several hours regarding my ‘stalking’ another student. I am eventually put on sex-offenders register, and Michelle doesn’t ever go out with me because I’m a “pervert”. I grow up ostracized and bitter, until I start to abduct young girls who remind me of Janine, torture and kill them, and keep their preserved heads in a secret space underneath the shed in my back garden. I am finally caught when the batteries on my untrasonic cat-scarer go flat while I’m ‘on holiday’ in Thailand and a neighbourhood moggie retrieves on of the heads and takes it back to its owner.

See how much better things were in the old days?

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Posted: 24 August 2007 10:30 AM   [ # 11 ]
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Posted: 24 August 2007 10:35 AM   [ # 12 ]
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I blame health and safety.

A friend’s sister who does art A-level in my school took some pictures of her brother without a shirt on to paint, her mum went to get it printed, the manager saw the picture and phoned the police for child paedophilia.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 10:48 AM   [ # 13 ]
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That’s been becoming more common.  There was a news report several years ago about a woman who took some naked-on-a-bearskin-rug type pictures of her son for a photography class.  Pretty traditional stuff, but the development place called the cops on her.  She wasn’t charged, but you know it was terribly embarrassing for her and stupid of them.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 10:51 AM   [ # 14 ]
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If I want to walk around the street naked, I shouldn’t get arrested!

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Posted: 24 August 2007 10:57 AM   [ # 15 ]
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nameless - 24 August 2007 02:35 PM

I blame health and safety.

A friend’s sister who does art A-level in my school took some pictures of her brother without a shirt on to paint, her mum went to get it printed, the manager saw the picture and phoned the police for child paedophilia.

That

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nameless - 24 August 2007 02:51 PM

If I want to walk around the street naked, I shouldn’t get arrested!

Let me know when you do.  I’ll make sure I’m not within eyesight.  I like my eyes as they are and don’t need to be blinded by the sight.  😛

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Posted: 24 August 2007 11:09 AM   [ # 17 ]
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Is it cold where you are then?

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Yup 😛

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Posted: 24 August 2007 01:07 PM   [ # 19 ]
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I used to draw pictures of weapons and killing all the time at school
I even created games out of it.

And heaven help me, even now I occasionally play games on my computer
which involve the massacre of innocent sprites.

And waht about the people who create these games in the first place?
are they a danger to society??

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Posted: 24 August 2007 01:19 PM   [ # 20 ]
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See… Killing people is fun :lol:

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Sharruma - 24 August 2007 05:07 PM

I used to draw pictures of weapons and killing all the time at school
I even created games out of it.

And heaven help me, even now I occasionally play games on my computer
which involve the massacre of innocent sprites.

And waht about the people who create these games in the first place?
are they a danger to society??

They banned Manhunt 2 because it had real images of a child being kidnapped. that is kinda sick tho.

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David B. - 24 August 2007 02:29 PM

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Why? And were are the pics?

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