Teachers don't want kids in school with guns? OK. Teachers
don't want violent kids in schools? OK. Teachers don't want
kids who play with their food in a threatening way in
school... what? I've heard of logical slippery slopes
before, but this is NUTS.
In Arkansas an eight-year-old first-grade boy was suspended from school for
playing with his food in a threatening manner.
Specifically, he pointed a chicken finger, aka a "chicken strip," at a teacher
and uttered the menacing words "Pow, pow, pow."
Dan Sullivan, the school principal, was quoted saying "People saw real threats
to the safety and security of their students."
Apparently the school has zero-tolerance policy against weapons, and pointing a
chicken strip at a teacher violates that policy.
Although I was as surprised as anyone to learn that they actually DO HAVE
SCHOOLS in Arkansas, apparently you are not actually required to graduate from
one in order to become a teacher or a principal there.