May 19, 2015

School calls police after 9-year-old uses ruler as 'sword' in recess game

Rebel Staff

A student playing 'Knights and Dragons' with a ruler was enough for police to be called.

The student, 9-year-old, Kyron Bradley was playing outside during recess at St George's Bickley CE Primary School in London on April 27.

That same day, the boy's mother Natasha Bradley met with the head teacher Geraldine Shackleton to deal with the incident. But two days later, she was notified that police were being called in to talk to her son.

Bradley says her son was just playing and it's 'what boys do'.

“I explained to my son that it was a stupid game to play as he could have fallen with the ruler. He cried, but he understood,” she told The Daily Mail.

An unnamed parent defended Bradley and went on the offense against the school.

“These boys were just playing knights and dragons in the playground. They could have been using a stick, a ruler or their imagination - the whole thing is totally over the top and a waste of police resources,” the parent said.

Shackleton, however, wasn't backing down.

“Sometimes having a gentle conversation with children, with parents or guardians present, can help young people fully understand possible consequences of actions they have taken. I am expected to use my judgement and act appropriately to ensure children and staff in my school are safe,” she said.

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commented 2015-06-06 12:05:02 -0400
Give this teacher a badge and a gun and let her patrol the streets on weekends. She will soon learn to difference between harmless and lethal. She can practice her counselling skills and turn their lives around.
Teachers are becoming the most dangerous person in the classroom. Something about the union ego.
commented 2015-05-22 13:51:19 -0400
When I was in 4th and 5th grade, maybe even 6th grade, we used to play Ninja. I think each one of us died by way of throwing star, at least a dozen times a lunch hour. My kids are now in elementary school and I kid you not, recess is almost 100% non-contact amongst the kids. If teachers see them rough housing, they’re immediately told to stop. sighs
commented 2015-05-21 10:53:51 -0400
When we were young were “the good-old-days”! We learned by making mistakes, from experience, and, from the consequences of our actions! Now, kids are “bubble kids” !
commented 2015-05-20 22:04:17 -0400
that teacher is short in understanding! when we were kids, that’s the game!!!! my GOD!!! life is just simple!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2015-05-20 18:05:06 -0400
Our teachers are all educated into the secular humanist religion – most don’t even know it. They come out of school near useless and totally clueless, deeply indoctrinated into secular humanist religion – as this teacher has demonstrated for us.

John J. Dunphy, in his award winning essay, The Humanist (1983), illustrates this mentality, “The battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: A religion of humanity — utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to carry humanist values into wherever they teach”
That says it all.
Secular Humanism is the underlying cause for the fabulous IDIOCY of liberalism ubiquitous in our Western society now. It is also responsible for creating political correctness and for “Dumbing us Down”.

Humanist Charles F. Potter wrote, “Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday school’s meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?” (Charles F. Potter, “Humanism: A New Religion,” 1930)
Hint – That’s exactly what has happened.
Secular Humanism is a religion – just as Dunphy stated and as all the founders of SH stated – even very clearly in the 1st Humanist Manifesto and by Paul Kurtz. That is the religion being taught in the pub ed system today. But they don’t want you to know that its religion because they do nothing but try to get every other religion – especially Christianity – forbidden in schools.
Secularize, they scream and whine !! Right, because they only want one religion taught everywhere – theirs. SH is nothing but organized atheism + global visions for socialist conquest and of course the new world order.
“Humanistic religion deals with the relation of the individual to this power or energy resident in himself and in the universe….. FAITH IN MAN, that is my creed, in three words. And that, my friends, is the very core of the new religion called) Humanism.” – Charles F Potter, atheist founder of the First Humanist Society of New York

Humanist anti-theist fanatic John J. Dunphy also stated, “I steadfastly maintain that only with the complete, irrevocable rejection of God and the supernatural will humankind truly begin to live. Rather than producing a feeling of despair, the decision to embrace atheism should result in an exhilarating, almost intoxicating sense of freedom, something akin to the experience of those American slaves who rejoiced upon hearing news of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Only the atheist is truly free.”

Their agenda is clear, it is not and never has been hidden but they don’t work from the bottom up, they work top-down by getting their own key players and decision makers in key positions. That’s why the whole of Western and European society having drowning in ever increasing decadence ever since the SH fanatics have taken control of our education syste, our court system and …..
The consequences are devastating to say the least.
commented 2015-05-20 13:53:16 -0400
If Shackleton was not charged with a frivolous complaint and waste of taxpayer paid policing time, WHY NOT?? Her belief that calling the cops on a 9 year old is “a gentle conversation with children” just goes to show how out of touch with reality this politically correct idiot is! Or that she believes she used “judgement” or acted “appropriately” is further proof of her PC mentality and her warped sense of academic elitism (co-parenting and entitlement to social engineer for the PC state) . Normally I would suggest Shackleton needs an attitude adjustment and reality check but the sad truth is that the Liberal and PC mentality is the same as “stupid” and everyone knows = “You can’t fix stupid!”
commented 2015-05-20 10:59:30 -0400
What a crock of pooooo….
enough with teachers pulling this garbage already
commented 2015-05-20 09:13:19 -0400
Boys can’t be boys anymore but Girls can be anything they want
commented 2015-05-20 08:19:58 -0400
Subservience conditioning is all part of the Prog master agenda to pacify society to the point you will not even defend yourself – submissive eloi are conditioned – Progs know it.
commented 2015-05-20 04:47:51 -0400
I sense there is more to this story than is written here. Maybe there was some suggestion of adult knowledge of Internet that rang an alarm bell to bring in police for an interview. No cop I have ever met is willing to spend tax dollars to attend a school to intimidate a boy on behalf of a teacher two days after an incident in which no one was harmed has been resolved. There must be more to it.
commented 2015-05-20 00:27:44 -0400
“Sometimes having a gentle conversation with children, with parents or guardians present, can help young people fully understand possible consequences of actions they have taken. I am expected to use my judgement and act appropriately to ensure children and staff in my school are safe,” she said.

I say Bullshit! Shackleton does not know her place, and neither do the Police in my opinion, by their response. Teachers think they co parent and have it in their minds that they have won power of children over a parents. They haven’t, they need to stop acting as if they have parental rights. Any “teacher” and I use that term loosely to describe Geraldine Shackleton, who calls the cops on a 9 year old kid going above a parents head, does NOT have the child’s best interest at heart. She is a political whore, a misfit of a caretaker of children. She should be fired. She has no place near children, and the Police need to be reminded of parental rights also. The parents didn’t call them the teacher did, and Shackleton knew, she had to have known it was an over reaction. I would sue her for scaring the crap out of my 9 year old, and possibly scarring him for life. Call a lawyer, its push back time.
commented 2015-05-19 23:22:53 -0400
Over reaction, not it the least. Hurry and take that father away from the young child and start teaching him the 6 genders, before he gets traumatized.
commented 2015-05-19 23:21:57 -0400
I’m simply amazed that child services wasn’t involved. The SWAT team should have raided the boy’s home, turned it inside out, confiscated all the cutlery, and hmmmm…I’m forgetting something… oh yah.. arrested the father. All about keeping the school safe after all.
commented 2015-05-19 23:07:12 -0400
Trouble always starts with a ruler playing knights and dragons in grade 9, next thing you know…WHAM! The kid has a semi-automatic. I’ve seen that happen a million times… Nip it in the bud I say, and there will never be a problem. It’s all about keeping the school safe after all. Over reaction, not it the least. Hurry and take that ruler away from the young child and start teaching him the 6 genders, before he gets traumatized.
commented 2015-05-19 21:12:40 -0400
I had this same problem with the school my son attended some 20 yrs ago. Funny how things haven’t changed. I was furious that my son was suspended for the week because he refused to stop playing with a stick pretending it was a gun! He was playing cowboys and Indians. He was the Indian! !!!! I gave that principle and teacher a piece of my mind! Then took my son out of that communist education system! Stand up people against those that want to brain wash you kids to be grown up way before their time. Let them play and have fun! I just wish more parents would take their children out of this communist education system and put them in private school or home school them. The more people that do this the less this government has control over the people and our future!
commented 2015-05-19 21:04:50 -0400
I think Geraldine Shackleton should be fired and banned from ever having authority over minor children for life! She is too stupid to be responsible for the care of children!
commented 2015-05-19 19:40:32 -0400
Well, based on the fact it happened in the UK, a society that lived by the sword, where chivalrous Knights saved damsel’s in distress and slayed dragons, protected Kings and Queens, and those times still evoke images of strength, loyalty, and courage in many imaginations so this certainly isn’t out of character for your average 9 year old boy in my opinion. I guess we’ll leave it up to the school to explain why the UK is so great, and exclude bringing up swords, knights, the block, the tower, burnings, and all the other non palatable stuff when they start teaching English history to this lad and his friends. Keep killing off the imagination of our young and what you’ll have left won’t be worth a damn – last time a ruler was a deadly weapon was Charles II I think – mid 1600’s for the last “off with his head” order without trial. Next we’ll be censoring nursery rhymes.
commented 2015-05-19 19:23:05 -0400
How did my 2 boys grow into 2 wonderful men? My boys didn’t only play D&D with sticks, wands, etc. They would cast spells that reduced your health and even killed you sometimes.
commented 2015-05-19 19:12:29 -0400
What do I think?

Well, to use a British term, I think Shackleton is a bloody idiot!
commented 2015-05-19 19:10:04 -0400
What do I think? I think this teacher is a nincompoop!
commented 2015-05-19 18:40:28 -0400
Reinforces the point that one should show up to school, remain detached, do your time, pass your tests, write what the teacher wants to hear, develop no values, participate in nothing and go home.

Kinda like “new age” prison.
commented 2015-05-19 18:39:08 -0400
Yeah OK, now the kid is traumatized by some over reacting idiotyardstick principle and will be scared to play another game again. Wth has Canada come to. Consequences to his actions? He’s a kid playing kid games!!! Call the police on a nine for what??? To charge him with something or just plain old scare the sht out of him. I would have this principle in court so bloody fast.
commented 2015-05-19 18:28:23 -0400
The thing to do is to tell the kid, “Heh lets not wave a ruler, or stick or anything around other kids – you could poke out an eye”. That would be totally appropriate. But I mean do the police really have that much spare time? Seriously insane.
commented 2015-05-19 18:16:00 -0400
The kids are being educated by a bunch of embeciles. From the top down, idiots,just plain idiots.
Father Lawrence, was amused by your comment about the "public brainwashing system ".
I guess there’s no brainwashing involved in the separate school system?
Anyway, our systems whether public or separate are going down the drain.
commented 2015-05-19 18:01:39 -0400
maybe he was practicing cutting heads off with his sword, sorry ruler, wierd stuff…
commented 2015-05-19 17:58:54 -0400
Rules are Rules, I guess.
commented 2015-05-19 17:57:10 -0400
Are people going crazy? Calling the police on a young Kid. Perhaps he did not~ measure~ up to the school standards.
commented 2015-05-19 17:55:14 -0400
Night and Dragons??? They should be playing British Bulldog now that’s a game Perfect for boys and girls
When will they let boys be boys and girls be girls. I guess that snow ball fights are the only game they can play in winter. NOT
commented 2015-05-19 17:23:53 -0400
Glad I’m not a kid,in todays world. I feel very sorry for regular children growing up in this unfair bubble like BS.
commented 2015-05-19 17:06:32 -0400
I had to double check to see if this was under the ‘Satire’ heading…
What kind of a mamby-pamby thumb sucking society are we about to become?