Full story here click on the link to see the picture of the toy "gun". It doesn't get any worse than this.
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/edu ... buste.html
Laura Timoney fumes after son Patrick, 9, is busted for bringing 2-inch-long toy gun to PS 52
An irate Staten Island mom blasted a grade school principal Wednesday for treating her son like a pint-sized Plaxico Burress after he brought a 2-inch-long toy gun to school.
"This principal is a bully and a coward, and needs to be held accountable," said Laura Timoney, 44, after her teary fourth-grader was nearly suspended for playing with the tiny toy at lunch.
"The school should be embarrassed. This is a common-sense issue."
Patrick Timoney, 9, was terrified when he was yanked into the principal's office to discuss the teeny-weeny plastic "weapon."
"The gun was so little," the boy said. "I don't understand why the principal got so upset. I was a little nervous. They made me sign a statement."
Patrick and a friend were playing with Lego figures in the school cafeteria on Tuesday when he pulled out the faux machine gun and stuck it in the hands of his plastic police officer.
Boom! Trouble ensued, with Patrick's mom getting a phone call from Public School 52 Principal Evelyn Mastroianni saying her son had somehow gone from straight A's to the NRA.
"I was in disbelief," the still-fuming mother said. "Why didn't anyone step up with an ounce of common sense and put an end to the harassment of my child?"
Timoney said her boy loved the toy figure because her husband is a retired police officer.
The elder Patrick Timoney, a former 72nd Precinct cop, couldn't believe his son was nearly busted over something so obviously inauthentic.
And if this isn't bad enough.......Another fine example of common sense shown by a school administrator.....
http://www.wtkr.com/news/wtkr-toy-gun-b ... 0025.story
Virginia Beach elementary student suspended after touching toy gun at bus stop
Cassmeir Hutchinson has been recognized for perfect attendance, good citizenship, and honor roll.
But a decision he made to help a friend at the school bus stop may have cost him his image.
"He wanted me to come over there and look in the book bag. I went over there I looked at them picked them up and I told him he would get in trouble if he took them to school," Cassmeir said.
A friend of Cassmeir Hutchinson's showed him two toy guns at the bus stop. He told his friend to leave them so he wouldn't get in trouble. In the process he touched the gun - so the school suspended both boys.
Hutchinson said his friend got the two fake guns for his birthday and instead of suggesting that he throw them away, they came up with a plan to hide them under some cones until they got out of school.
Arrowhead Elementary School suspended Cassmeir for brandishing a look-a-like firearm. Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Code of Conduct says students will be disciplined for firearms and lookalike weapons on school campus, or anywhere that is an extension of schools such as bus stops.
Cassmeir's mother, Lisa Lindsey, says she will take action for her son and appeal the decision.
"After doing hard work, not standing up and fighting for my child and say, you know, if I just let this slide where do we go from here? Do I just give up after all the hard work? I don't know know how to. I don't know how to give up, I don't know how to quit," Lisa said.
Lisa is afraid that the suspension will discourage her son from being a good citizen. She says he already feels like he let his school administration down.
"I greeted him with a hug and I told him do not put your head down because you didn't do anything wrong," Lisa said.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools says this sends the message that no matter if the guns are real or fake, the Code of Conduct will not be broken.