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MEET 7 YEAR OLD ALEX EVANS: “I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE I GOT DISPENDED!”

Home - by - February 7, 2013 - 23:15 America/New_York - 24 Comments

AWD

Do you ever feel like we’re living in some kind of ‘Twilight Zone?’ Wait until you read about this and watch the interview regarding what took place at a school in Loveland, Colorado…you just might think we are living in a surreal country…simple as that.

Here’s the report…make sure and click the link for some more great information as well. This is via TB:

It’s getting harder and harder to be a kid these days. Back in the day, children frequently played “cops and robbers” and other good vs. bad games at recess and around the house. Now they’re getting punished for it.

On the heels of three 6-year-olds being suspended for making gun signs with their hands during recess and a 5-year-old girl being suspended and labeled a “terrorist threat” for threatening to shoot her friend with a “Hello Kitty” bubble gun, a 7-year-old Colorado boy at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School is reportedly in a similar position.

So what did he do? Apparently the 2nd grader was playing “rescue the world” at recess when he threw a pretend grenade at a make-believe box full of “evil forces.” There wasn’t actually anything in his hand, nor was there a real box.

“I was trying to save people and I just can’t believe I got dispended,” Alex Evans said. After demonstrating how the game is played, he said he threw fake grenade at the box “so nothing can get out and destroy the world.”

Fox 31 has more on the story:

But his imaginary play broke the school’s real rules. The school lists “absolutes” designed to keep a safe environment. The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary. Click here to see the Mary Blair “Absolutes”

“Honestly I don’t think the rule is very realistic for kids this age,” says Alex’s mom Mandie Watkins.

Alex is like a lot of 2nd graders, perpetual motion. His mom says the little boy doesn’t understand why pretending to be a soldier was wrong. “I think that when a child is trying to save the world, I don’t think he should be punished for it.” [Emphasis added]

The mother adds that Alex will be staying home until they can get the issue resolved.

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» 24 Comments

  1. Althing79

    February 7th, 2013

    Well if my wife and I needed anything else to solidify our decision to homeschool our son I guess this is it.

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  2. Milwaukee Mike

    February 7th, 2013

    Because a mind is a terrible thing.

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  3. Bad Brad

    February 7th, 2013

    There’s a really simple answer to this bull shit. Do you know how schools get paid? By attendance. People need to get the parents behind them when crap like this happens and hold all the kids out. Money talks and bull shit walks. This zero tolerance bull shit is ridiculous. Especially when they try and apply it to kids.

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  4. MaryfromMarin

    February 7th, 2013

    @althing79–

    Good choice!

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  5. 1960's

    February 7th, 2013

    We used to bring our cap pistols to school to have shoot outs at lunch. I had a .38 that used Greenie stick um caps.
    Some days it was cops and robbers
    Other days cowboys and Indians
    Poor kid.

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  6. venturaguy

    February 7th, 2013

    He needs to pretend he is remotely piloting a drone and is rocketing the evil in the box

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  7. OT

    February 7th, 2013

    I see the New England states are going to get a little snow.
    Anyone live in the 21″ areas?
    Good luck.
    Hope you have a generator

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 8th, 2013

    The list includes absolutely no fighting, real or imaginary; no weapons, real or imaginary.

    No intelligence, real or imaginary; no education, real or imaginary.

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  9. Moxie Man

    February 8th, 2013

    @Althing79: +10

    @OT: Used to live in Sanford, Maine. Left 18 months ago for AZ. My brother in NH got my 8,000 watt generator. He filled many gas cans today. I BBQ’d steaks today.

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  10. Unruly Refugee

    February 8th, 2013

    If the progs think they are going to fix the problem with this insane behavior they should go stick their head in a punch press and let some of the air out.

    This school is the finest example of a Soft Target that I have ever heard of.

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  11. Debbie

    February 8th, 2013

    I’ve lived in South Dakota for about 20 yrs now. The last two were the mildest winters I’ve known.

    And bless that little boy’s heart. When I think of all the playground antics we got up to, we’d have gotten The Chair these days. I remember a game of dodge ball…I bumped into a boy, he fell and broke his arm. The boy got a cast, dodge ball wasn’t banned, and my parents weren’t sued.

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  12. Bad Brad

    February 8th, 2013

    My High School Head Coach, (now my father in law) used to put boxing gloves on trouble makers and lock them in the wrestling room. That’s how I met him. LOL.

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  13. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 8th, 2013

    lol ^^

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  14. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 8th, 2013

    So now little kid imaginations and play acting are illegal? When do they come pick up Joe Biden?

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  15. Blink

    February 8th, 2013

    Hmmm. My bet is that a lot of guys who grew up to become SEAL team guys, or other special forces type guys, or guys who became fighter pilots, played games similar to this when they were seven years old. We snuff out this sense or natural desire to defeat evil at a young age at our peril.

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  16. Edith McCrotch

    February 8th, 2013

    The system will push to put the kid on some kind of psychotic drug that alot of the kids are on nowadays.

    Used to be, back in the day, if you showed up at school acting like a zombie on quaaludes, your parents would be called AT THEIR WORKPLACE and told to come pick your ass up NOW.

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  17. finai

    February 8th, 2013

     
  18. the aardvark

    February 8th, 2013

    Myself, my brothers and just about every one of my friends in my neighborhood when I was growing up would be in deep trouble today for the mostly harmless things we did as boys. Let boys be boys for crying out loud.

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  19. Tabby

    February 8th, 2013

    @Moxie Man; What part of Az are ya in? I’m in the Deer Valley / Glendale area.. Weather’s pretty great this time of year here right? ;-)

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  20. Dadof3

    February 8th, 2013

    Probably a lot of future time at the psych’s office for students in Colorado.

    It’s an open carry state.

    What are the kids to make of the fuss the schools make over nothing when they can see guns in public every day doing no harm?

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  21. Althing79

    February 8th, 2013

    When I was in senior year honors government classes, our teacher Mr. Schultz had us do a project showing social wars making some of us the elite and some of us the poor. He even told us we could bring in fake guns to “overthrow” the government. He’d probably be in jail right now for that stunt. I did personally delight in pegging a certain young lady in the head with a rubber dart thus ending her idiotic and overly dramatic reign. Recently I found her on LinkedIn and guess who she now works for? That’s right. Obama.

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  22. Moxie Man

    February 8th, 2013

    @Tabby – East Valley, Mesa. We got a great Red Mountain Tea Party, meets every Monday evening. (I’ll be the one wearing a “Moxie” cap.)

    We also have as much a chance as you do to have a NHL team in 2014.

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  23. Moxie Man

    February 8th, 2013

    @Tabby – Yup, love the weather, even survived the summer & monsoons (no shoveling).

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  24. Tabby

    February 8th, 2013

    Kewl Moxie will keep that in mind (the hat) in case we end up at the same event & I see you.If so I’ll come up & say “Hi”. :)
    I have 2 TEA’s that are about the same distance from me.. I’ve only done Glendale’s but still keep my eye on the other just in case they have anything special happening.
    This past monsoon season was pretty much a non event (nonsoon season), but every now & then we get one that turns the place upside down. When my son was little his entire school collapsed in a bad one & we were declared a disaster area.(The place had to be demo’d & was a relatively new building). I’ve lost some fences & had a rooftops ripped at (lost the shingles, etc.)
    Sooo don’t expect em to always be as easy… *Still a really small price to pay though* ;-)

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