A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy was suspended from school for making an imaginary bow out of his pencil, pulling back an imaginary string and shooting an imaginary arrow in October. Now, his parents have legal help and are trying to fight back.
Johnny Jones, a fifth-grade student at South Eastern School District in Fawn Grove, Pa., joins the ranks of other students who seem to have violated zero-tolerance weapons policies in schools around the country with their pretend weapons made from their fingers or even breakfast pastries.
“[Schools] fighting against anything that’s a gun or weapon of any kind,” John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of “A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State,” told TheBlaze Monday.
These zero-tolerance policies are not only “criminalizing childish behavior,” but they’re “criminalizing the imagination,” Whitehead said.
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