June 23, 2016

Judge upholds suspension of boy who 'chewed pastry into shape of a gun', will remain on his record

Rebel Staff
 

You probably heard about the story about a boy who got suspended from school for chewing his pastry into the shape of a gun a couple of years ago.

Joshua Welch was suspended from Anne Arundel County’s Park Elementary in 2013 when he chewed his pastry into the shape of a gun and pretended to fire it.

The boy's father, B.J. Welch, took the issue to court and get the suspension removed from his son's record. And can you blame him?

“It will be on his record in school and every time he goes into a new grade. There’s a presumption he did something wrong and he’s a bad kid,” said the family’s attorney, Robin Ficker.

Well, an Anne Arundel County circuit judge upheld the suspension because the boy's actions were “disruptive”.

Officials with Anne Arundel County Schools released a statement saying, “We have believed from the outset that the actions of the school staff were not only appropriate and consistent, but in the best interests of all students.”

Ficker says he will be appealing to the Court of Special Appeals.

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commented 2016-06-24 02:01:13 -0400
Once again our modern(SNICKER) world proves the old saying true-“Truth is stranger than fiction”
commented 2016-06-23 18:56:19 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 18

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 144….….Kills = 1058
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

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commented 2016-06-23 16:26:22 -0400
ONLY in America could something this dumb happen! Was a dumb stunt by a little boy obviously under some impression that guns are OK, probably what he is used to at home…..dumb school officials overreacting, as usual to a silly prank and in the end…the only one who suffers is the child….dumb parents not realizing that they pass these impression on to their children….DUMB all around. We all know ’the law is an ass" so that one is expected.
commented 2016-06-23 16:25:39 -0400
ONLY in America could something this dumb happen! Was a dumb stunt by a little boy obviously under some impression that guns are OK, probably what he is used to at home…..dumb school officials overreacting, as usual to a silly prank and in the end…the only one who suffers is the child….dumb parents not realizing that they pass these impression on to their children….DUMB all around. We all know ’the law is an ass" so that one is expected.
commented 2016-06-23 16:25:24 -0400
ONLY in America could something this dumb happen! Was a dumb stunt by a little boy obviously under some impression that guns are OK, probably what he is used to at home…..dumb school officials overreacting, as usual to a silly prank and in the end…the only one who suffers is the child….dumb parents not realizing that they pass these impression on to their children….DUMB all around. We all know ’the law is an ass" so that one is expected.
commented 2016-06-23 15:32:03 -0400
The world is currently being run by nincompoops.
commented 2016-06-23 14:52:59 -0400
Could you think what they would have done to a kid like me. When we were young and the world was free we would take 2 clothes pegs and build a “gun” it would fire the top of a wooden match about 20 feet setting it on fire. It was great fun and nobody got hurt. I think I’ll build one today if I can find any EDDY SAFETY MATCHES
This is liberal schools and liberal courts gone wild . I thought they elected their judges in the States if so it’s time to un-elect them their crazy.
commented 2016-06-23 14:46:37 -0400
And the fake bomb maker gets celeberty attention…..no bias here….
commented 2016-06-23 13:49:44 -0400
A young white child is suspended from school for nibbling a pastry into shape of a gun. No one was hurt but the school and a judge feel a pastry gun in the hands of a white child is disruptive. The white child’s picture and name is spread around by the MSM.

Three boys from Africa rape and urinate on a young girl and the MSM hide the story as in “move on, nothing here”

Something is seriously wrong with the MSM.
commented 2016-06-23 13:39:20 -0400
“Joshua Welch was suspended from Anne Arundel County’s Park Elementary in 2013 when he chewed his pastry into the shape of a gun and pretended to fire it.”

On the face of it, the situation could have been simply dealt with by a teacher telling Joshua to not point guns, if that was the issue, and then confiscating the pastry gun. That is hardly disruptive.

But, I guess I would like to know more about Joshua’s behaviour while playing pretend with his pastry gun. Such as when in the school day it happened: class time, snack time, recess time, lunch time. How noisy was he when playing pretend and was it appropriate to location. Where it occurred, playground or classroom. His comments if he was pointing at someone. Was the behaviour continued after verbal discipline? There are a lot of details missing to determine what the disruptive behaviour was.
commented 2016-06-23 13:07:26 -0400
Geez, next thing you know they will be suspending little kids for using their fingers when playing “cops and robbers”. I did that when I was little, so maybe they should take away all my post-graduate achievements, give me a criminal record, and take away my passport because I pretended to shoot gangsters/communists/etc. with my 7yo index finger. Times they are-a-changin’….