Hope all the dads out there have a great Father's Day weekend: http://t.co/JFD34sfklp #QualityTime pic.twitter.com/2UvcSk1VYk
— The White House (@whitehouse) June 15, 2013
The sort of plastic gun you see above gets you suspended or expelled from lots of American schools these days, no matter how young or innocent you are, or even whether what's in your hand is actually a Pop Tart.
Rules-are-rules, and optics are optics.
But at The White House, it's all fun and games with plastic guns with our do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do president!
Prof. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit blog is spot-on: YES. NEXT QUESTION?
Are zero-tolerance policies at school targeting harmless kids and actually backfiring?
Are zero-tolerance policies at school targeting harmless kids?
Compiled by Eric Schulzke, Deseret News
June 11 2013 12:05 a.m. MDT
School officials around the country have been reacting to the specter of the Sandy Hook shooting by targeting harmless behavior among some very young students, University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds argued in a USA Today op-ed.
The most recent case Reynolds cites was a Maryland kindergartner suspended for 10 days after being interrogated and wetting his pants because he brought an orange-tipped cap gun on the bus to show a friend.http://www.deseretnews.com/
8TH GRADER SUSPENDED, ARRESTED OVER NRA T-SHIRT NOW FACES $500 FINE AND A YEAR IN JAIL
By Madeleine Morgenstern
June. 15, 2013 3:55 p.m.
Fox News Channel
Gun play: 'Zero tolerance' toward schoolkids could backfire, says expert
By Perry Chiaramonte
Published June 11, 2013,
Zero Tolerance Watch: Teen Faces Felony Charges for Science Experiment
By Jesse Walker
May. 1, 2013 9:45 am
Kiera Wilmot will not be expelled from school, attorney says Polk County teen was suspended for mixing chemicals on campus, causing firecracker-like 'pop'
May 29, 2013
Glenn Reynolds is at http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/