So you are saying that the private schools are not as bad when it comes to this type of issue? I may have to consider that as an option.
Originally Posted by kcebcj
Most of my grandkids are in private schools which have been picked by their parents and are being taught the things that the family group approves of.
dogdinger, I like your response about to the school. You would just need to sit down with the child and really let them understand that they did nothing wrong even though they are the ones getting punished for the situation. Thing to do would be to turn the assignment in again unchanged but go in with the child to school and work the teacher over.
The issue that I heard about in California recently went something like this. I probably do not have the story 100% correct but you will get the jist of what happened.
It was Easter break and this guy took his son out to the dessert for the week. While they were out there they did a lot of shoot and the son was getting pretty proficient with his 22LR. When they got back to school the following week the assignment was something like show and tell of what you did the week before. The son brought in a zip lock bag of spent 22LR cases and a target that had good groups on it. The school suspended the kid for bringing gun paraphernalia to school and called the parents.
So the father went into the school and tried to explain that there was nothing that was of any danger. The school of course had a zero policy on guns. The father took his son out to ice cream and explained to him he did nothing wrong. The father then started having the NRA pamphlets delivered to the school about being safe with guns and all that info. Not promoting the NRA just guns safety. I guess a couple months later he got a call from the principle that he need to stop having the information sent to the school or they were going to get some sort of legal council. So I guess he backed off.
Jump forward a year or two and a kid in the same school did bring a pistol to school and it was found by one of the teachers. The teacher dropped the magazine and handed the pistol to another kid to hold while she dealt with the situation with the first child. Well, she did not know about gun safety and did not check the pipe. The second kid shot another kid because the teachers were too ignorant to learn about gun safety. I would think that with all the school shooting going on out there the teachers would at least want to know how to make a firearm safe. So incase you have an issue you understand what you need to do.
Anyway, it is pretty depressing.