University of Colorado – Boulder is a liberal stronghold
‘Obamacare is stupid,’ said one student
Blame for Dems was nearly unanimous among students surveyed
Students at the University of Colorado – Boulder (CU), a dependably liberal college town, blamed President Obama and Democrats on Tuesday for the ongoing government shutdown, which is now in its second week.
“He’s [Obama] just being really stubborn, not willing to negotiate at all, not taking any ideas from anyone else, it’s either his way or the highway and apparently we got to shutdown the government because of that,” one student told Campus Reform. [...]
(LA Times) –
In asking the student to remove the shirt, school officials said the depiction of the rifle was a violation of the school’s dress code. When the student’s parents wrote to the school’s principal, suggesting that administrators had infringed on their daughter’s constitutional rights, Principal Kimberly Fricker responded by sending the parents the school’s policy on clothing that depicts violence.
“In general, anything that is divisive or offensive to a staff member,” the policy said. “The administration reserves the right to restrict any clothing or accessories that in our judgment detracts from the educational environment of Canyon High School.”
However, after reviewing the pictures on the shirt, Fricker later concluded that the shirt didn’t promote violence, the Orange Unified School District said in a statement.
“If they’re going to try to characterize this shirt as depicting violence, then this policy is overboard,” said Chuck Michel, an attorney who has represented the NRA and was working with the Bullwinkle family at the organization’s request.
“School officials can’t write themselves a policy that gives them unfettered discretion.”
This wasn’t the first time Bullwinkle wore the shirt, Michel said, he’s not sure why it caught the school’s attention this time, but believes it may be connected to the national debate on gun rights.
Oh, I am sure that was at the core.
Full text of the memo as sent to the NRA from Michael L. Christensen (Orange Unified School District Superintendent)
Sent on behalf of Michael L. Christensen, Superintendent of Schools, Orange Unified School District:
Response to Canyon High School NRA Shirt Incident
Canyon High School has a policy prohibiting clothing depicting or promoting violence. In this incident, a student was referred to the counseling office by a security officer because she was wearing a shirt with a logo that included a rifle. The student was instructed by a staff member to change her shirt and was provided another shirt to wear.
The parents contacted the principal a week after the incident to express concern. At that time, the principal was unaware of the incident and provided an initial response regarding the school policy on clothing that depicts violence. After reviewing pictures of the shirt, the principal determined that the shirt logo does not promote violence.
The family was contacted and advised that wearing the shirt was not contrary to the school dress code policy and the student will be permitted to wear the shirt. The student and family received an apology and assurance that training will be provided to staff so an incident like this does not occur again.
“National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871”
An NRA hunting t-shirt promotes gun violence? Sure against a hunters prey; woodland animals. Which is LEGAL. Or maybe it was the NRA and “protecting America’s traditions” wording that sent the school into a mouth foaming tizzy.
Or was it all of the above?
ANAHEIM HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A student at a high school in Anaheim Hills said administrators ordered her to change out of a T-shirt that promoted the National Rifle Association.
Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principal’s office for violating the school’s dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing.
“They were treating me like I was a criminal,” she said. “I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.”
The shirt, which was a gift from Bullwinkle’s father when he became a card-carrying member of the NRA, features a buck, an American flag and a hunter’s silhouette. It also has the words “National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871” written in the center.
Bullwinkle’s father said he emailed the school’s principal to find out why his daughter had to change her shirt.
Principal Kimberly Fricker responded in an email, which said, in part, “The shirt had a gun on it, which is not allowed by school police. It’s protocol to have students change when they’re in violation of the dress code.”
The girl’s father, who has retained an attorney, now wants to know how the school defines violence. He said the drill team is allowed to twirl fake rifles and the mascot is a Comanche.
“I think that if you consider the hunter, the image of the hunter to be offensive, certainly there are groups that would consider the Comanche Indian chief to be offensive,” he said.
CBS2′s Stacey Butler was unable to reach Fricker for comment.
Video report at link. In which CBS2 reports Haley has worn the t-shirt several times in the past without intervention from the school’s shock troops.
Canyon High School dress code policy:
Did you catch this? This disclaimer is so broad you could drive an 18 wheeler through it.
“In general, anything that is divisive or offensive to a staff member”
So students are held hostage at the tyrannical whims of petty gun grabbing fascist staff members.
ENOUGH is ENOUGH!
Canyon High School contact info:
Address: Canyon High School 220 S. Imperial Highway Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 Phone: 714-532-8000 Fax: 714-628-0381
(Click Orlando) HARMONY, Fla. -The mother of an 8-year-old Central Florida boy is fighting back after her son was suspended from school for using his finger as a play gun.
Bonnie Bennett said her son, Jordan, was suspended Friday at Harmony Community School in Osceola County after playing cops and robbers with another student.
“There was nothing in his hand. He used his thumb and index finger,” said Bennett. “It was a game. He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone. No words were said.”
Bennett said she would have been satisfied with some form of punishment but is worried now that since he’s been suspended, her son will be seen as a violent child.
“They took a child that has never been in trouble before and went to the extreme,” said Bennett. “A child that has no history of violence is now classified as a violent offender.”
But the Osceola County School District said it wasn’t just a simple game.
A school representative said the district can’t comment on the specifics of what happened because of confidentiality, but after reviewing the entire incident, Jordan’s actions showed to have violated the code of student conduct.
Bennett said she’ll continue to fight, hoping the principal will remove the suspension from her son’s school record.
“I’m prepared to go to court if I have to because this is wrong. It’s wrong for my son and any other child if they’re faced with the same thing because of a game,” Bennett said.
According to Bennett’s son, the other boy involved was also sent home because of the incident. [...]
More on the claimed violation of code of student conduct:
(WFTV) –The school district told Channel 9 due to student confidentiality, they cannot comment on individual cases. They did say their code of conduct prohibits students from playing with invisible guns.
“Invisible guns” = “Look-alike weapons”. And in 8 year old Jordan’s case, his finger gun is a “look alike weapon”.
Page 25: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
- The act of possessing, storing, distributing, selling, or purchasing any instrument or object that can inflict serious harm on another person, or that can place another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of serious harm or be used to intimidate another person including,but not limited to fixed blade knives (household),folding knives, switch blade knives, common pocket knives, razor blades, box cutters, sharp cut ting instruments, ice picks, chains, pipes,nunchakus [sic], brass knuckles, Chinese stars, cap guns,“look-alike” weapons, or any object or substance directly represented to be or falsely represented to be a weapon of mass destruction (i.e. an anthrax hoax).L2
Harmony Community School contact info: Location: 3365 Schoolhouse Rd, Harmony, FL 34773 Phone: 407 892-1655 Fax Main: 407 343-8745 Fax Admin: 407 343-8746 Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm Principal Jonathon Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principle Diane Rivers: email@example.com
The School District of Osceola County, Florida contact info:
Location: 817 Bill Beck Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34744 Phone: 407-870-4600 Superintendent Melba Luciano: firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy Superintendent: Tom Phelps:email@example.com Phone: 407-518-2901 / Fax: 407-870-4010
Disclaimer: (Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.)
Teach kids to be anti-gun when they are young and impressionable so as adults they will not demand their 2nd amendment rights are upheld. An unarmed society is a society of slaves to the state –the goal –being enforced step by step, inch by inch under the guise of ‘public safety’. Top down, bottom up.
According to the child’s mother the school is lying about how the incident went down… The school claims that Gage (cool name BTW) pointed the toy at a class mate and said; ‘bang, bang’, yet he and other students who witnessed the incident say that is not the case. Has it gotten so bad that schools will now stoop to lying in order to push their fascist anti-gun policies??
(68Truthseeker) –The Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy took 12 year old children on a four day field trip to the “Nature’s Classroom” in Charlton, Massachusetts. Parents are outraged because their children were forced to re-enact slavery by picking cotton and were called n**ger by their teachers who pretended to be their “slave masters”. In one part of the re-enactment the children were chased through the woods as if they were slaves on the run and one student in the class was black.
Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy staff directory: http://hmms.hartfordschools.org/directory.html
The scene of the crime; Natures Classroom: http://www.naturesclassroom.org/Charlton.htm
Jacob Williams, opinion editor of Bear Creek’s newspaper, The Bruin Voice, wrote in prepared remarks that he is furious at the policy.
Williams’ newspaper in May quoted the executive director of the Student Press Law Center, who called the contract “outlandishly illegal” and said many segments are unconstitutional. The Vermont-based center advises student journalists on their First Amendment rights.
Under the Lodi district policy, failure to comply could mean a one-time suspension from a game or club activity for the first offense. A second offense could mean a ban from any club event for the year.[...]
Lodi School District’s social networking policy at a glance via Lodinews.com:
Includes Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other forms of social media.
Affects high school students participating in afterschool sports and school clubs.
Prohibits language of a profane or sexual nature.
Prohibits inappropriate remarks toward teammates, coaches, students, staff members, administrators and representatives from other schools.
Photos or statements referring to violence, drug or alcohol use, bullying or other inappropriate behavior.
Admitting knowledge of an unreported theft, property damage, school or team violation.
“Liking” in Facebook lingo any inappropriate comments on Facebook or other social networking sites. [FALSE]
Re-tweeting indicates your approval of inappropriate comments. [FALSE]
“Sub-tweeting,” which is not identifying a bullying victim, because someone might be able to figure it out.
First offense results in suspension for one game or event from the activity in which the student participates.
Second offense calls from student’s removal from the team or activity for the season.
— Source: Lodi Unified School District
The criteria is far to broad, making district administrators a veritable cadre of thought police. Just say no.
(WOWK)–Jared Marcum’s mother, Tanya Lardieri, was overcome with emotion after signing a dismissal order and cementing the fact that the criminal charges against her 14-year-old son, Jared Marcum, have been withdrawn.
“It should have come sooner but it’s done and we don’t have to have that concern anymore about him having a criminal record” Jared’s father Allen Lardieri tells WOWK. “I’m just glad that it’s over. His mother is glad it’s over.”
Jared’s attorney Ben White calls this a win for common sense. White says he’s heard too many stories of children being penalized for seemingly harmless behavior, just because each of these incidents included gun imagery of one sort or another.
“I think, with the gun issue, with what is going on, this is a victory for common sense,” White said.
The dismissal, signed by judge Eric O’Briant comes 70 days after, then 8th grader, Jared Marcum’s pro-Second Amendment shirt, sparked what many are calling the fight over his First Amendment rights.
“I didn’t think it would go this far because honestly, I don’t see a problem with [the shirt], there shouldn’t be a problem with this,” Jared told WOWK on April 18, the day he was arrested.
While Jared didn’t see a problem with the shirt, neither did the Logan County School District, as it has publicly stated that Jared’s shirt did not violate the district’s dress code. [...]
(WOWK 13) –WOWK has been the only news outlet following every new development in the case of Jared Marcum, the Logan County, West Virginia student who was suspended, arrested and is now facing an obstruction charge after refusing to change his NRA shirt at school. On Monday morning, June 24, Jared’s case took yet another turn.
Nearly two weeks before Jared, the 14-year-old at the center of the “T-Shirt Control Controversy”, was scheduled to be back in court, he found himself inside of the Logan County Courthouse for an emergency gag order hearing requested by prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins.
“We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order,” Jared’s attorney Ben White said. “My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of public opinion.”
Prosecutors were hoping to bar Jared, his father and his lawyer from sharing their story with the press, under the guise that their request would serve Jared’s better interest, something Jared’s father Allen Lardieri sees as ironic.
“It was for Jared’s better interest is what I was told, which seems to be a bit odd to me,” Lardieri said. “These are the same individuals that are trying to prosecute him, so as far as them knowing what is in his better interest, I have a lot of questions about that.”
Charlo Greene, on behalf of WOWK and the free press, prepared a petition to intervene for the gag order hearing but before Charlo could present her argument or even deliver her petition to the court clerk, she was thrown out of the Logan County Courthouse, twice, by a bailiff, who said the judge presiding over Jared’s case, Eric O’Briant requested it. Charlo was then threatened with arrest and the same charge that Jared is currently on trial for, obstructing an officer.