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Boy Suspended For Drawing A Cartoon Bomb

Hilander

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Greenville County, SC – A special needs boy was suspended from his school for drawing a bomb. Like, a silly cartoon bomb.

Special Needs Boy Suspended For Bomb … Sorry, Drawing A Bomb
Apparently this kid has been playing a video game with this bomb in it then decided to draw it and take it to school. Really don't see the big deal here, I think schools are getting too carried away when they suspend a special needs kid, or any kid for that matter, for drawing a cartoon bomb. It doesn't mean they are going to blow something up or ever will. If schools would take bullying as seriously as they do drawing a picture we might be able to significantly reduce that in our schools.
 

idisrsly

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That's a really scary looking bomb - NOT! I definitely think they over-reacted in this situation. How can anyone look at that, and look at who it comes from, and come to think there is a dangerous situation on the rise there?

Whilst I do think that schools could do to be more vigilant of what the kids get up to and children behavior, this is really taking it a bit too far!
 

penny4URthoughts

Registered Member
Suspended for drawing a cartoon bomb--ridiculous! Why are schools giving the most severe punishments for tiny little things like that?
 

Hilander

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I wish I knew why they would suspend a kid for drawing a picture then some schools have bullying reported and they do little or nothing at all. Drawing this picture was harmless but bullying involves verbal abuse and often violence.

If the kid had written threatening messages on the picture then they would have a reason to be upset. Since he didn't they are going overboard here and there have been many cases of schools doing this in the last few years. I can see why people would want to home school their kids anymore.
 

Taliesin

Registered Member
Absolutely stupid. It really is.

I used to draw all kinds of questionable things in my school books all the time, and I never got into trouble for that. I think my teachers knew enough about me to know that it was just an overactive imagination and that I wasn't going to go around knifing them or my fellow students. Yeesh.
 

Merc

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For a country that loves killing the shit out of anything with a pulse and worships heavy weaponry like religion, stories like this make me chuckle at the sheer contradictions alone. That and the fact that this is a special needs student who drew a cartoon bomb from a video game.

To me, policies and reactions like this breed school shooters. It's easy to see. The schools in the US are on such high alert so often that it creates an intense atmosphere. Pair this with a failing educational system that favors standardized testing over effective teaching methodology, poor mental health care and lack of individual attention and you get a broken student body that knows when it needs to cry out for attention, violence is the way. Obviously not every kid is reacting that way, but I think it's fair to say it's far more often than we'd like to admit.

Here we have an innocent child who is now a victim of a knee-jerk society that prosecutes more of its citizens than many countries combined and will probably be affected by this for the rest of his public school years. Sad, truly sad.
 

dDave

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Absolutely stupid. It really is.

I used to draw all kinds of questionable things in my school books all the time, and I never got into trouble for that. I think my teachers knew enough about me to know that it was just an overactive imagination and that I wasn't going to go around knifing them or my fellow students. Yeesh.
I think it's ridiculous too. I used to draw epic medieval battles in school with blood and everything, not sure my teachers ever saw it but my peers did and nobody was hurt by that. Where in the world do you draw the line? I wouldn't say that violence is a positive thing for children to learn, at the same time I don't think it's going to hurt them all that much. Suspending over drawing a bomb is absurd though.

Where do we draw the line? I'd argue that drawing porn shouldn't be allowed but what about everything else?
 

Doc

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When I didn't know the answer to an essay question, or when I had extra room on my test in the space where I could pick 2/3 essays or something, I progressively drew a castle being overtaken by invaders. Each of the semester's four tests had a depiction of the castle in declining states of ruin. I carried colored pencils so there were plenty of cannons, arrows, and blood. I think that this suspension went too far.
 
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