A 5th grader brings a deadly assault weapon to school in Philadelphia!

@Taskr36 (13963)
United States
January 26, 2013 1:27pm CST
What is this country coming to!? This vicious little girl brought a paper assault weapon to school. Thankfully, as she tried to stash this deadly weapon in the trash can, an observant student spotted the firearm and alerted the teacher, who contacted the proper authorities. The deadly child was quarantined, searched, and disciplined. The pro-gun lobby on the right is actually foolish enough to defend this girl, insisting the piece of paper she was putting in the trash can does not qualify as an assault weapon simply because it was unloaded, did not have a detachable clip, and was made of paper. Regardless, the weapon may still be defined as having a pistol grip, which qualifies it as an assault weapon. Fortunately, the school stands by its decision. Thank you left wing anti-gun crowd. You're all making our country safer by banning pieces of freaking paper. http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/20711606/phila-school-district-responds-to-paper-gun
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@irishidid (8687)
• United States
28 Jan 13
Right now I'm more concerned about the reading comprehension level of some of those responding to your post. You'll have to excuse me now I'm working on a playdoh atomic bomb, then I have to take the grenade shaped cream puffs out of the oven!
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@sid556 (30960)
• United States
30 Jan 13
Ya..no kidding...me too. read two above your comment. Good grief
@bobmnu (8157)
• United States
28 Jan 13
It is a shame in today's society that common sense has gone out the window. When I was a Principal someone told me that they saw a student put a long object under his long coat. I watched the student come into the building and talked to him he had a guitar protecting it from the rail. When in 1st grade my son received a pocket knife from his grandparents and took it to school to show his friends. He showed it to a teacher and the teacher suggested that he keep it for the day. At the end of the day the teacher gave him back the knife and told my son to keep in in his pocket and it would be best if the knife stayed at home. He called me to let me know about it. In both cases now the students would be in serious trouble. Rational people with some common sense kept things under control.
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@dfollin (24306)
• United States
26 Jan 13
Hmmmm,it was a piece of paper,how dangerous could it be? I could see taking the child aside and talking to her about how having that type of piece of paper is wrong.....but quaranting her! This really makes me think.....there are actual people out there that are mentally difficult and dangerous and they are let out to walk the streets and be in society who actually hurt,kill,rape and sexually assult people.But,this litle girl has a piece of paper......SMH!
@Archie0 (5640)
26 Jan 13
What's with kids now days? i mean what are they doing. And their mothers are they really not aware of what their children are doing behind their backs? What was his mother doing till the child actually got the deadly weapon. And the teachers don't they check their kids bags daily? I think the mother should pay extra attention on what her child is doing. When she probably thinks her child is watching some cartoon shows, he might be watching something he should not. when they think they are sleeping they probably are doing something else inside their rooms. I think parents should look after their children's every activity rather than getting disappointed later.
@deebomb (15304)
• United States
30 Jan 13
Archie0 you really should go and read the link that Tasker provided. Your response is way off the mark. The girl took a piece of paper to school.
@sender621 (14894)
• United States
27 Jan 13
No child should have immediate access to an assault weapon of any kind. It is so tragic to hear of things happening at the hands of a child. My question is how and where did a fifth grader come into possesion of such a weapon and have it go unnoticed from home to school. We cannot feel that our children are even safe at school or at home when they are able to obtain assault weapons.
@AidaLily (1450)
• United States
26 Jan 13
While the school overreacted, the fact that people truly support kids doing such stupid things in order to "make a point" is truly sad. Now her and her mom get fifteen minutes of fame for not making sure her child didn't have it on her. The school did overreact there is no question there, but her mother is an idiot and needs to pay more attention to her kid. My son is in preschool, he is not allowed to go to school with his toys. I make sure that he doesn't try to sneak the toys in his book bag which include any toys that may or may not look like weapons. She should have been a better parent and made sure that her child did not have anything like that in her book bag. All your post/link does is give another example of bad or uninvolved parenting. This wouldn't even be an issue if the mother had looked. I hope that mother hires a teacher to home school her daughter otherwise I feel really sad for that little girl.
@Taskr36 (13963)
• United States
26 Jan 13
You are so right. What kind of horrible mother lets her daughter bring a piece of paper to school?
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@Taskr36 (13963)
• United States
27 Jan 13
And I'm agreeing with you. No decent mother would let their child carry an L shaped piece of paper around. Do you know how many fatalities have happened because of such papers?
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@AidaLily (1450)
• United States
26 Jan 13
Sarcasm, huh? Couldn't come up with something better for bad parenting? I already said the school overreacted and they did. I just said this whole incident could have been avoided if she was a better parent. Nothing more and nothing less.
@mariaperalta (19073)
• Mexico
26 Jan 13
Bad news... hope the spoke to parents real fast there.... Have a great weekend there. And a safe one...