31 December 2012

Every local yokel yout's bringing weapons, black powder or weapon components to school

Is it a rite of passage to bring ammo to school now? I don't get it. At least this local school didn't go on lockdown.

Student brings bullets to VB elementary
Updated: Friday, 21 Dec 2012, 10:37 PM EST
Published : Friday, 21 Dec 2012, 10:37 PM EST
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Beach school officials say a child brought bullets to Woodstock Elementary Thursday. According to a message sent to parents and obtained by WAVY.com, the child brought two small caliber bullets to school.
“Please understand that at NO time was anyone in danger and there was NO weapon on school property,” the message said. Discipline guidelines have been followed, though it is unclear what those guidelines are. “We urge you to use this as a ‘teachable moment’ and talk with your children about the importance of doing their part to keep our schools safe,” the message continued
"Discipline guidelines have been followed, though it is unclear what those guidelines are." Why would that be - the press didn't have the handbook, or the guidelines are classified?  Actually, this kind of ambiguity usually allows for flexibility - a.k.a. employment of reason and common sense.  I read an anecdote from a commenter elsewhere about a kid turning something in he accidentally had in his backpack, can't remember if it was some .22 ammo or what.  Of course, THAT school couldn't dispense with the problem silently (imagine the teacher in the dilemma of having to employ common sense and dealing with it quietly vs. the possibility of losing her job).  The buck stops...  nowhere, due to paralitic fear due to the pervasiveness of regulatory overreach.   The big question becomes:  What should one call this age, or feature of endemic sociologic mistrust?  

The gold was in the quotes though: 

 "Teachable Moment". Sounds like an Obamatron spewing verbal dysentery.  See my previous thoughts on "teachable moments" by clicking HERE,

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