February 6, 2013
LOWER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Alexandria cops bust 10-year-old for bringing toy gun to school.
The boy, a fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School whose name is not being released, was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said. . . .
When the boy arrived, authorities found the toy in his backpack. He was taken into custody, transported to a juvenile detention center for booking and then released to his parents, Hildebrandt said.
“The safety of our students is always our first concern,” Sherman said. “We appreciate the quick response and action by our police.”
Your students were always safe, because it was a toy gun. Except they’re not safe from overweening officialdom, who can’t tell the difference between a dangerous weapon and a toy gun. Or, more accurately, who choose to ignore the difference.
Sending your kids to public school is looking more and more like parental malpractice.