Friday, June 15, 2007

Tips Not Excepted

Another example of zero tolerance for zero tolerance

Miniature toy weapons banned from fifth-grade graduation

Associated Press - June 15, 2007 11:14 AM ET
VERDES, Calif. (AP)

A fifth-grade classroom turned into a free-speech
battleground yesterday, when students in Rancho Palos Verdes were asked to
remove the weapons from their toy soldiers. Students at Cornerstone school typically decorate their fifth-grade graduation hats with miniature cars, figurines, and other toys. Before the ceremony yesterday, students were told they could not participate unless they cut off the tips of the guns carried by their plastic GI's.

Parents reacted angrily, calling the decision censorship. But the school principal and
district officials said the guns violated the school's zero-tolerance for
weapons on campus.


unca said...

Unbelievable story (but I'm sure it's true). Great photo.

Dx said...

Some people don't know when to stop, do they? One necessary rule that's supported by many loses its credibility because it's taken too far and made to look ridiculous. I'm not allowed to bring my car into the house but my grandkids are allowed in with their toy cars. Can I spot the difference? Of course I can.

blogball said...

Good analogy dx. I am curious to know if this kind of no tolerance / political correctness (in excess) is going on in the UK as well.

The Engers said...

this is crazy...where do you hear these crazy stories, U.P.? i love you and miss you!

Dx said...

PC in the UK is reaching an all time high. It's getting to the crazy stage. I'll have a look around for good examples and post them for you.