For the second time in less than four weeks, six-year old children have been suspended from a Maryland elementary school for fashioning their hands in the shape of gun.
The first suspension took place in Montgomery County just before Christmas, and now, two more children have been suspended in Talbot County for “playing cops and robbers during recess and using their fingers to make an imaginary gun.”
The parents of these kids are understandably outraged, and they are not alone. Maryland school leaders say they know suspensions have been on the rise, and they are trying to reverse that trend.
The suspension against Rodney Lynch, the six-year old who was suspended before Christmas, was dropped once his parents appealed the action.
Anyone participating the suspension of these children need to have their sanity checked. Further, while I typically am against any more laws being created, I think we need one in this case.
For those participating, encouraging, or enacting the suspensions of these children, they need to see some jail time. It is a horrible transgression against society to steal a child’s childhood. This has happened far too frequently. Send these idiots to jail and then evaluate them to determine if they’re capable of being around children and understanding what is healthy and normal for children and what isn’t.
Getting a teaching degree (average graduates in the bottom 1/3 of the class) is not license to screw up our children. SEND THEM TO JAIL!