Saturday, June 19, 2010

Is it a gun or a weapon?

Highly Ineffective Principal holds firm to his principles. (No jokes about his gun, AT EASE in the back.)
The picture "shows a hat created by 8-year-old David Morales to honor American troops, for an assignment to decorate a hat in his second-grade class at Tiogue School in Coventry, R.I. School officials told him he could not wear the cap he decorated, saying it violated the district's no-weapons policy because the toy soldiers were carrying tiny weapons. (AP Photo/WPRI)"
I can't stop laughing.

It gets better.

Rhode Island boy with banned hat wins a medal
General praises him for his 'outstanding job'
By ASSOCIATED PRESS / Washington Times
June 20, 2010

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. | A Rhode Island boy whose school banned a hat he made because the toy soldiers on it carried tiny guns was awarded a medal on Friday for his patriotic efforts. Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, the retired head of the Rhode Island National Guard, gave 8-year-old David Morales a medal called a challenge coin during an appearance on WPRO-AM's John DePetro show.

R.I. school to reverse ban on boy's toy soldier hat
By ASSOCIATED PRESS / Washington Times
June 20, 2010

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) -- The superintendent of a Rhode Island school district that banned a second-grader's homemade hat because it displayed toy soldiers with tiny guns said Saturday he will work to change the policy to allow such apparel.
So ... he doesn't feel that he can simply declare the hat "not a weapon" and move on, he will leave this ruling intact and simply "work to change the policy". Weasel.

1 comment:

  1. Of course it's a weapon. Just last week I was in Boston and someone told me they knew someone who'd just died from a hat attack.