Fox – A Colorado second-grader may be suspended from his elementary school after he disobeyed a key rule of no weapons, real or imaginary, when he tossed an imaginary grenade Friday during recess and went, ‘pshhh,’ to indicate that the imaginary device detonated, KDVR.com reported. Alex Watkins,7, who attends Mary Blair Elementary in Loveland, said he was playing the game “Rescue the World.” He plays the role of a heroic soldier out to rid the world of an evil threat. His duties led him to throw the imaginary grenade into a box he pretended contained evil forces. He said he didn’t make any threats and was playing by himself, KDVR.com reported. The school has a list of ‘absolutes’ that states no weapons, even if they’re imaginary. A phone call Tuesday morning from FoxNews.com to the school was not immediately returned. “Honestly, I don’t think the rule is very realistic for kids this age,” Mandie Watkins, Alex’s mom, told KDVR.com. “I think that when a child is trying to save the world, I don’t think he should be punished for it.”
I have a question. Does GI Joe still exist? Is that like still a cartoon on TV? Because I was a GI Joe freak as a kid. Just battling it out with Destro every fucking afternoon. Doing naughty things to Lady J on the side. I assume that’s all illegal now? Kids can’t play with action figures or army figures or pretend to be a hero anymore because a couple nutcases have shot up schools. I mean that’s what’s happening here right? This kid is doing what every kid in the history of civilization has done. Pretending to save the world and now he’s getting suspended for it. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised though because we seemingly have a new story like this every fucking day. It’s school officials 101. Enforcing zero tolerance policies that ignore logic and reason and go against everything teaching should be about. Primary using your brain.
PS – Awesome move by the mother letting her son get interviewed in camo by the way. Smooth. Maybe next time stick a turban on him for the interview.