By Nathan Barton
The end of the world is upon us. A dozen or more children could have been killed, as Columbine 2.0 (or Sandy Hook 2.0) was narrowly avoided by a vigilant and expertly trained and experienced preschool teacher.
Or so a family member opined, tongue firmly in cheek, when told of the incredible events in an Illinois school. A four-year-old pre-school boy terrorized his school and endangered the community by having a “shotgun bullet” in his pants pocket. One that he picked up from the ground when out with his grandfather hunting.
So Bearing Arms reports. It turns out that the “shotgun bullet” was a spent (you know, EMPTY) .22-cal shell casing. One of millions [try billions – trillions! ML] found on the landscape of American communities for more than a century. One more harmful to a bird accidentally swallowing it than a room full of four-year-olds.
Mama’s Note: I’ve never heard of a bird swallowing a .22 case myself. But then, how would we know?
But for this evil act of picking up a few grams of brass and showing it to his friends, the boy (aptly and no doubt evilly named “Hunter”) was suspended from his PRIVATE pre-school for seven days. While his parents are required to continue paying his tuition. And with the knowledge that the State’s child protective services have been notified of this hideous act and this clear evidence that his parents (and grandparents) are abusing him and are a threat to world peace. And clearly to the lives and sanity and happiness of his teacher who is so amazingly a stupid hoplophobe that she cannot identify what is and is not dangerous.
And with a warning letter – that if he does anything like this again, or talks to his classmates about hunting and guns, or chooses to “make guns out of other toys” (remember that!) he will be expelled from pre-school. Sad, eh? A career criminal at age 4, destined for the Juvenile Detention Center and the Adult Correctional Facility and the State (or Federal) Penal Institution (or Contract Correctional Activity) for the rest of his life. Where he will no doubt invent a death ray from ordinary objects found in his prison’s workshop and wipe out all life in the Galaxy. [end sarc]
After all, he is a genius on the scale of Lex Luthor himself, if not Brainiac. He makes guns out of “other toys.” Presumably WORKING guns, else the manager/director and teachers of this preschool would not be in such fear.
Of course the letter DID say “other toys” so the guns themselves are apparently “toys.” What a fine thing to teach an impressionable four-year-old. That guns are just toys. (Of course, he has been destined for a life of evil and horror from birth – after all, his parents named him “Hunter.” Far worse than naming someone “Judas” or “Pharaoh” – maybe nearly as bad as “Adolph” or “Benito” or “Trump.”
This is one column on education that I can’t really append an appeal to the parents to “get your children out.” This was a private pre-school and, apparently without any government funding (but, of course, LOTS of government interference, like all day-care and pre-school and summer camps). The situation, at least in Illinois (and other Tranzi states, no doubt) is too far gone to correct.
Parents, it is time to get government out. Not just out of your schools but out of your lives.
Enough is enough.
Mama’s Note: On a more cheerful note, I received information today about the county sponsored summer camp for children aged 9 – 13. I have volunteered in years past as a camp counselor. The first item on the “activities” list is TARGET PRACTICE. And the county camp supplies the guns.
Get your children out of these hoplophobe “schools” indeed… private or otherwise. Move to a state where such insanity is NOT the normal… and fight tooth and nail to prevent it from becoming so.