Political correctness is determined to find new lows in the United States of Idiocracy, well here’s a doozy.
This week’s shameful story of authoritarian knee-jerk over-reactionaries comes from Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Pennsylvania, where a 5-year-old girl was suspended for making a “terrorist threat” with a toy bubble machine:
A 5-year-old girl was suspended from school earlier this week after she made what the school called a “terrorist threat.”
Her weapon of choice? A small, Hello Kitty automatic bubble blower.
The kindergartner, who attends Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Pennsylvania, caught administrators’ attention after suggesting she and a classmate should shoot each other with bubbles.
“I think people know how harmless a bubble is. It doesn’t hurt,” said Robin Ficker, an attorney for the girl’s family. According to Ficker, the girl, whose identity has not been released, didn’t even have the bubble gun toy with her at school.
The kindergartner was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation during her 10-day suspension, which was later reduced to two days. The evaluation deemed the girl normal and not a threat to others, Ficker said.
Jesus fucking Christ, what the hell is wrong with America these days? Can’t we just let kids the play without cringing at “cops and robbers” or “cowboys and indians” and blowing everything out of proportion?
Is it any surprise, that with shit like this going on, smart people continue to have fewer and fewer children?