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‘Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act’ proposed in Maryland

Posted By admin On March 10, 2013 @ 9:37 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Eric Owens
Daily Caller [1]
Match 10, 2013

A Maryland state senator has crafted a bill to curb the zeal of public school officials who are tempted to suspend students as young as kindergarten for having things — or talking about things, or eating things — that represent guns, but aren’t actually anything like real guns.

Sen. J. B. Jennings, a Republican who represents Baltimore Harford Counties, introduced “The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013″ on Thursday, reports [2] The Star Democrat.

“We really need to re-evaluate how kids are punished,” Jennings told The Star Democrat. “These kids can’t comprehend what they are doing or the ramifications of their actions.”

“These suspensions are going on their permanent records and could have lasting effects on their educations,” he added.

A nationwide flurry of suspensions seemed to reach an absurd level recently when Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland, was suspended for two days because his teacher thought he shaped a strawberry, pre-baked toaster pastry into something resembling a gun.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/10/toaster-pastry-gun-freedom-act-proposed-in-maryland/

[2] reports: http://www.stardem.com/news/local_news/article_d0d2f350-8838-11e2-95c9-001a4bcf887a.html

[3] Suspension over gun-shaped toaster pastry is now permanent mark on kid’s record: http://www.prisonplanet.com/suspension-over-gun-shaped-toaster-pastry-is-now-permanent-mark-on-kid%e2%80%99s-record.html

[4] 7-Year-Old Suspended, Teacher Says He Shaped Pastry into Gun: http://www.prisonplanet.com/7-year-old-suspended-teacher-says-he-shaped-pastry-into-gun.html

[5] In Maryland, Higher Taxes Chase Out Rich: Study: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-maryland-higher-taxes-chase-out-rich-study.html

[6] School shootings: Maryland school installs armored white boards in classrooms: http://www.prisonplanet.com/school-shootings-maryland-school-installs-armored-white-boards-in-classrooms.html

[7] Maryland Senate Passes Governor O’Malley’s Gun Control Bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/maryland-senate-passes-governor-o%e2%80%99malley%e2%80%99s-gun-control-bill.html

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