"Gun": The Word that Must Not Be Spoken (Will Grigg)
Monday June 10th, 2013
According to the Obama administration and civilian disarmament advocates, Americans need to have a “conversation” about gun violence – but one 11-year-old student in Maryland was suspended for ten days for following that advice.
Bruce Henkelman of Huntington, Maryland told WMAL radio that his son, a sixth grade student, received the suspension after a bus driver overheard the child talking about the Sandy Hook massacre. The student was interrogated by the school’s principal and a sheriff’s deputy – without the father being present.
The principal later reportedly told Mr. Henkelman that “if you say the word `gun’ in my school you are going to get suspended for ten days.”
This outrage occurred in the same county where a five-year-old child and his first-grade sister were interrogated for two hours – without a parent being present – because the boy had brought a toy cap gun pistol to school. The boy, who was so traumatized he wet his pants, was suspended for ten days.
It’s should be noted that the police officers who assisted in these interrogations were carrying firearms. If guns are too dangerous for children to talk about, why should we permit strangers in government costumes to carry them?