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Old July 11th, 2019, 02:54 PM #1
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Teen Suspended: In pic background with Airsoft gun

A Maryland high school student was suspended for the remainder of his academic year (three weeks, as it happens) and denied his graduation, because he was seen in the background of a photograph while holding an Airsoft gun. His principal was concerned that it might "cause anxiety" among other students. Of course it's the principal's own reaction that sets the tone for that, but this is Maryland, right? Note: we're talking about a private school, so of course market rules apply ... don't like how they process obviously benign horseplay by teenage boys? Take your business elsewhere. But it's part of where the school administration mentality is going generally, so it's relevant. The kid's father actually managed to get an op-ed piece about this absurdity into the WaPo. But here's some general reading about it.

https://www.mrctv.org/blog/md-teen-s...school-grounds
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Old July 11th, 2019, 03:17 PM #2
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This is insanity. The parents should sue the crap out of that school. If I was them Iíd out the school. This is ridiculous


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Old July 11th, 2019, 03:22 PM #3
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I'm sorry, it was not clear to me, was the kid on his own time, not in a school photo.. with the airsoft?
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Old July 11th, 2019, 03:27 PM #4
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Interesting, but unless the school and principal are named, it's just a BS story. How can you fact check it. It could be fake news.
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I would raise HELL if that was my child!
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Reading the article to me seems like it was NOT at school, during school, or on school property. A few junior high kids having fun. Yep, parents should get a lawyer and have the school explain how this caused anxiety. Maybe the person who has the anxiety shouldn’t be perusing the internet looking for trouble? What if it was a photo of him and his dad in their hunting outfits with their shotguns? Total BS!
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Anxiety, right is this the same level of anxiety a student feels when taking an exam? Please explain how this "anxiety" is measured? What is the national acceptable limit?

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man all this anxiety, feelings and basic crap needs to be put to a stop. especially including the demonization/stigma of firearms.

i don't have kids, but those that do need to get their kids out and shooting big time, and that includes their kids bringing their school buddies. if more people were familiar with firearms and got the enjoyment out of shooting them, we wouldn't be seeing the bans and infringements and the like. for example, how many alcohol-related deaths, but everyone enjoys a cold one after work so it's audacious to even think about banning that.
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I remember when High Schools had ranges in the basement and their own rifle teams! In Maryland!! In Montgomery County!!!
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In school, out of school, it doesn’t matter any more. Tweet a photo of s swastika or a noose and the police will be at your door investigating a hate crime.
The principal of that school sounds like a king size douchebag.
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