What a Shame the Kid Isn’t a Sikh or Something

…In December, bored and craving attention, the 14-year-old used a plastic tube to blow small plastic pellets at fellow students in Spotsylvania High School. In one lunch period, he scored three hits.

“They flinched. They looked annoyed,” Mikel said.

The school district saw it as more than a childish prank. School officials expelled him for possession and use of a weapon, and they called a deputy sheriff to the scene, said Mikel and his father, Andrew Mikel Sr.

The younger Mikel, a freshman, said he was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault.

Schools and the people who run them could be classified “weapons of mass disruption” with their hysteria and complete lack of common sense any more. Has the kid been a perpetual pain-in-the-ass or was this a one time thing?

…Mikel will be cleared of the misdemeanor criminal charges if he participates in a year-long diversion program, he said. The county sheriff’s office did not return messages seeking comment.

That’s not addressed, granted. But on its face, this is pretty sad.

13 Responses to “What a Shame the Kid Isn’t a Sikh or Something”

  1. Skyler says:

    We need to end government schools.

  2. Skyler says:

    And that has been my biggest goal for the past 20 years. I’m particularly ineffective, but if they keep doing this stuff, I might finally succeed.

  3. mojo says:

    “Screw that. Lock me up, I’ll take the time.”

  4. Dave E. says:

    “year-long diversion program”

    Follow the money.

    I’ve become convinced that a good deal of that sort of stupidity, not all of course, is just a reason to keep a bunch bureaucrats and rent-seeking contractors in the money.

  5. major dad says:

    I,nor many of my classmates would have made it past 7th grade in todays environment. Hate to see what they would do to the kid who smacks another on his ass with a rat tail in gym class. Oops, I forgot, there is no gym class anymore.

  6. ricki says:

    In my day, the kid would have inadvertently hit one of the bigger, tougher kids with one of those “projectiles,” the bigger kid would have beat the tar out of him at recess, the teachers would have given the bigger kid detention but secretly thought that the spitballer had it coming to him….

  7. Daughter came home yesterday totally disgusted. They are not allowed to play “Twister” or any games involving physical contact.

    She said, “Mom, it’s almost like the schools don’t want you to have regular fun, just pretend like you’re having fun.”

    She’s 11 years old, and recognizes that.

    Off topic: I sent the check for the wineglass to you, THS. FINALLY!!! 😀

  8. major dad says:

    I’m not suprised LC, they’ve outlawed tag, dodgeball let alone “kill the man with the ball” and you never see the big swingsets or monkey bars anymore. Kids don’t have real fun anymore. I blame shit for brains parents and their stinking lawyers. No offense Skyler.

  9. tree hugging sister says:

    (DAYyum ~ what a businesswoman I COMPLETELY spaced it 😛 )

  10. JeffS says:

    Jeez, this is pathetic. Shutting down the schools is a good idea.

    And I would have been in jail by the FIFTH grade, myself.

  11. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Sheesh – I would have been there by THIRD – or maybe not – I never got caught. Probably sexism; after all, what girl would shoot spitballs?

    I really should make myself a blowgun for all those survivalist reasons. I was SO good with spitballs.

  12. Gary from Jersey says:

    I’d still be on parole if my school had rules like this. Those kids have a huge problem and I hope they finally get up the gumption to fight back.

  13. Gunslinger says:

    Spitballs are considered assault. lemon drops are considered narcotics, and pointing at someone with the thumb and forefinger is considered a violation of the weapons policy but lack of reading, writing, and mathematical ability is considered an education.

    “Those whom the gods wish to destroy
    they first make mad.”

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