The hoplophobia of schools and the people that run them has amply been demonstrated by the plethora of incidents where the police were called because a student had an object that had a vaguely gun-like shape to it.
As if this were taken as a challenge in a game of one-up-manship, a school in Texas had an autistic student handcuffed and taken away by the police for the dastardly crime of brandishing an imaginary rifle.
To be fair, it was alleged that there was a “verbal threat” of some sort, and that this had happened before (with no serious wounds due to the invisible bullets, which were probably invisible armor-piercing cop-killer bullets). However, this student is known to be disabled, and students with autism can often lash out verbally, especially if they feel threatened, without understanding the magnitude of how their words could be taken. Perhaps, considering that this type of thing has happened before, the school should have talked with the boy’s mother?
Perhaps, considering that this type of thing has happened before, the school should have talked with the boy’s mother?
Nah, that would’ve made too much sense…