Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Boys Punished for Finger Guns

The zero tolerance attitude we're seeing at schools is producing laughable results.

Controversy at a Talbot County school after two six-year-old boys were suspended while playing cops and robbers during recess and using their fingers to make an imaginary gun.

This may come as a shock but kids imitate what they see. Do you think those boys have watched The Avengers, Ben 10 or Transformers? I'm the last person to suggest that watching violent movies or playing video games makes one a killer or even especially violent but kids will imitate the shows they watch. Frankly, most of the shows aimed at boys have some violence and many of that violence involves guns. If people are offended at these boys imitating what they see on TV, perhaps they should see about what is being shown.