N.Y. Student Suspended For Wearing NRA 2nd Amendment T-Shirt To School

March 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm

16 year old NRA member Shane Kinney stuck to his guns, but sadly his parents (who are also NRA members)surrendered without a fight.

Shane Kinney nra 2nd amendment tshirt(WGRZ) –GRAND ISLAND, NY – The parents of a Grand Island High School sophomore confirm their son was recently made to serve a one day in-school suspension, resulting from his refusal to change clothes after a determination the shirt he was wearing violated the school’s dress code.

Wayne and Kim Kinney describe their son Shane, 16, as an avid outdoorsman and hunter.

Shane, like his parents, is also a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The Kinneys say their son recently went to school wearing a tee shirt depicting his support of the NRA and the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.

“It’s the same shirt he’s worn before, but this time they said something about it,” Wayne Kinney told WGRZ-TV.

According to his parents, a teacher at the high school told Shane the shirt was inappropriate.

“They said it was the guns,” said Mr. Kinney, noting the NRA emblem over crossed rifles adorning the shirt.
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The Kinney’s believe the school over-reacted and their son did not deserve to be suspended.
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“Shane will probably not wear shirts like this to school anymore,” said his mother. “He can hold firmly to his beliefs but for those 7 hours a day, five days a week he’s in school, you have to kind of follow their rules like it or not. But he’ll move on, he’ll graduate, and probably serve our country and wear lots of shirts like that,” she said. [....]

Grand Island Senior High School contact info here: http://www.k12.ginet.org/staff_directory.cfm?school=1

Court: Concerns Of Racial Violence Outweighs Students Right To Free Expression! No US Flag Shirts Allowed On Cinco de Mayo

February 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

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#@!%$#@!%$&*&^%#!%@!

Hispanic legal jihad in Mexifornia.
INSTEAD mind you, instead of EXPECTING students of Mexican heritage to RESPECT the CONSTITUTIONAL rights of ALL American citizens, patriotic red blooded American students must acquiesce to the violently inclined anti-American Mexican thugs who are so offended at the sight of an American flag t-shirt worn on the campus of an AMERICAN high school they may/will resort to violence. Instead of demanding the Mexican student thugs behave in a civilized lawful manner while on the campus of a taxpayer funded public school, American kids must relinquish their constitutional rights.

The court has officially justified their violent inclinations. The court has officially given them superiority over American traditions and values. They now officially have the upper hand. And if you think their arrogant anti-American supremacist behavior was stunning before this anti-American decision ....just wait…

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials’ concerns of racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on that day.

The unanimous three-judge panel said past problems gave school officials sufficient and justifiable reasons for their actions. The court said schools have wide latitude in curbing certain civil rights to ensure campus safety.

“Our role is not to second-guess the decision to have a Cinco de Mayo celebration or the precautions put in place to avoid violence,” Judge M. Margaret McKeown wrote for the panel. The past events “made it reasonable for school officials to proceed as though the threat of a potentially violent disturbance was real,” she wrote.

The case garnered national attention as many expressed outrage that students were barred from wearing patriotic clothing. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based American Freedom Law Center, a politically conservative legal aid foundation, and other similar organizations took up the students’ case and sued the high school and the school district.

William Becker, one of the lawyers representing the students, said he plans to ask a special 11-judge panel of the appeals court to rehear the case. Becker said he would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if he loses again.

“The 9th Circuit upheld the rights of Mexican students celebrating a holiday of another country over U.S. student proudly supporting this country,” Becker said. [...]

“The court said schools have wide latitude in curbing certain civil rights to ensure campus safety.”

Then why in the hell did they not ban any trace of the source of any past and future conflict the – non-American holiday Cinco de Mayo?????

‘Cause RAAAAAACISM!

Blood boiling.

We Want School Choice. And We Want It Now!

February 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I’m a little late out of the gate with this, but better late than never.

school-choice-week

National School Choice Week – Jan. 26-Feb 1
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School Choice Week roundup:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D) Rally for School Choice –Reason

Beating the odds: 100 percent of Delta charter school class accepted to college –YouTube

Choice Monday: Parents Camp Out for Educational Options — Heritage

Morning Bell: [What you need to know about] School Choice Week – Heritage

School Choice Week is almost over — now what? — Red Alert Politics

SHOCK VIDEO College Students Blame Obama & Dems for Government Shutdown

October 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Trouble in paradise? Maybe.

Campus Reform:

  • 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. [...]

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School Comes To Their Senses Apologizes After Demanding Student Remove NRA T-Shirt

October 4, 2013 at 7:33 am

Followup to: Student Ordered To Take Off Gun Violence Promoting” @NRA *HUNTING* T-Shirt

VICTORY! Constitutional patriots rejoice.

Haley Bullwinkle nra t shirt controversary Canyon High School cali

God Bless America

(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.
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“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.
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“The student will be permitted to wear the shirt,” said Supt. Michael Christensen 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.

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Student Ordered To Take Off ‘Gun Violence Promoting’ @NRA *HUNTING* T-Shirt

October 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Haley Bullwinkle nra t shirt controversary Canyon High School cali

“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:

canyon high school dress code

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

Principal:

Email: Kimberly Fricker

Assistant Principals:

Email: Brenna Godsey
Email: Joe Erven
Email: Kenneth Lopour
Source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/canyon/staff_admin.html

The Orange Unified School District Board of Education contact info:

Superintendent of Schools: Michael L. Christensen
Email: superintendent@orangeusd.org
Phone: (714) 628-4487
Fax: 714-628-4041

Board Vice President: Alexia L. Deligianni
Email: adeligianni@orangeusd.org

Email school board: board@orangeusd.org or boardofeducation@orangeusd.org.
Source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/board/BoardMembers.asp

Dress code source: http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/canyon/open_enrollment/counseling_2013.pdf

Dear Haley you could get a few tips from your predecessor Jared Marcum and his army of patriotic supporters. ;)

8 Yr Old Suspended For Thought Crime Of Imaginary “Look-Alike Weapon” Finger Gun

October 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm

(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

Weapons WPL
- 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

Page 25: http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/School_Board_Rules/documents/CodeofStudentConduct2013-2014.pdf

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 davisj@osceola.k12.fl.us
Assistant Principle Diane Rivers: riversd@osceola.k12.fl.us

http://hrcs.osceola.k12.fl.us/Contacts.html

The School District of Osceola County, Florida contact info:
Location: 817 Bill Beck Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: 407-870-4600
Superintendent Melba Luciano: lucianom@osceola.k12.fl.us
Deputy Superintendent: Tom Phelps:phelpst@osceola.k12.fl.us
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.)

http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us

http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/Superintendent/Superintendent.asp

http://www.osceola.k12.fl.us/SchList/Dept_Listing.asp

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9 Yr Old Suspended INDEFINITELY For Having A Toy That Sorta Resembles A Gun

September 30, 2013 at 7:50 am

I repeat:

Has the educational sphere gone completely mad?

Or are they crazy like a fox…?

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??

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Creative Montessori Academy contact info:

Headmaster: Nicole Robinson - Email
Assistant Headmaster: Alan Carter- Email 
Board Liaison: Sid Faucette – Email

Contact page- online form: http://creative-montessori.com/contact-us

Creative Montessori Academy
12701 McCann Street
Southgate, MI 48195
Phone: 734-284-5600
Fax: 734-281-2637

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7th Grader Suspended For…Wait For It…An Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Toy Gun Keychain [Photo & Video]!

September 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

For crying out loud! Stop the madness!

gun keychain suspension

News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

(WJAR NBC 10) –COVENTRY, R.I. -A 12-year-old boy was suspended from a Coventry middle school after his parents said he brought a small gun keychain to school.

Joseph Lyssikatos said the keychain was in his backpack at Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School on Thursday when it fell out. A classmate picked it up and started showing it to other students.

A teacher confiscated it and before Joseph knew it, he was suspended.

“This boy was the one waving it or showing it to other kids. Not Joseph. Joseph wasn’t doing that so why weren’t both of them reprimanded,” said Bonnie Bonanno, Joseph’s mother.

The keychain in question is slightly larger than a quarter. Joseph told NBC 10 he bought it for 25 tickets at an arcade.

School officials released a statement that said, “Because this is a student discipline issue, we cannot comment on any specifics.”

The school’s zero tolerance policy states that suspensions are determined by the principal.

However, Joseph and his parents said he was told of the suspension by the school’s behavioral specialist, and the principal and superintendent won’t return their calls.

The school also informed Joseph’s family that he would not be allowed to attend a class field trip to Salem at the end of the month.

“That’s disgraceful because, OK, being suspended for three days, and this big punishment is enough for him mentally,” Bonanno said.

Said Joseph: “I’m missing the NECAP testing and I’m in advanced math so I’m going to have to re-do all the homework I’m going to miss for advanced math.”

Someone should launch a zero tolerance campaign against irrational fraidy cat school behavioral specialists who wet their panties over a toy gun replica not much bigger than a quarter.

Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School contact info:

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Email: Dr. Arthur Lisi – Principal
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Email: Behavioral Specialist Kim Sturdahl
Main Phone: (401) 822-9426
Fax Number: (401) 822-9469

http://www.asfms.net/ASFMSStaffDirectory.htm

H/T Chicks On The Right

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Field Trip: 12Yr Olds Act Like ‘Run Away Slaves’, Called N*gger By ‘Slave Master’ Teachers

September 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm

WOW….just WOW…

“Bring those n*ggers to the house over there.”

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(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