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GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

Posted By admin On July 13, 2013 @ 6:21 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Pete Kasperowicz
The Hill [1]
July 13, 2013

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) introduced legislation this week to block federal funding for schools that enforce rules that punish students for playing with imaginary weapons.

The Student Protection Act, H.R. 2625, is a reaction to what Stockman says is the zero tolerance policy at some schools that has led to several suspensions of very young children who engage in these activities, including cases where students pretended their thumb and index finger is a gun.

The bill finds that these school policies are being used to outlaw “harmless expressions of childhood play,” and are only teaching students to “be afraid of inanimate objects that are shaped like guns.”

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