A boy in suburban Washington, D.C., was suspended for the absolutely terrifying crime of making his hand into the shape of a gun — surely something no decent, law-abiding 6-year-old has ever even contemplated before. Clearly the boy had murder on his mind…and in his fiendish fingers. Kudos to the thoughtful administrators at Roscoe Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD, for stopping this pint-size madman before he had his way.
The boy is forbidden to show up at school today, the first day after vacation. As a school system administrator told News4: “Generally, in an incident involving the behavior of our younger students, we will make sure that the student and his family are well-informed of any behavior that needs to change and understand the consequences if the behavior does not change.”
I like that harsh language because, frankly, a kid like that is almost beyond hope. Zero Tolerance? Ha! In my day, he’d be in a sweat box at Sing-Sing. But perhaps the family, well-informed of his psychotic tendencies, will be able to make him understand the consequences of his evildoing before he goes completely insane.
And becomes a school administrator. – L
What school administrators saw in a boy’s hand gesture.