The left’s tendency to panic over anything gun related is on full display in this story. A 4 year old boy brought an empty shell casing to school in Illinois and everyone freaked out.
4-Year-Old Brings Shell Casing to Preschool. Principal Suspends Him for 7 Days, Calls Child Services.
An Illinois preschool is teaching a 4-year-old boy quite the lesson. Officials suspended him for a full week—and also called the Department of Children and Family Services on his parents.
That lesson: it’s wrong to be a typical boy.
His mother, Kristy Jackson, wrote about the incident in a Facebook post that subsequently went viral. The boy, Hunter, was learning about guns and gun safety from his grandfather, a police officer, according to Jackson. He must have picked the shell casing off the ground and smuggled it into school, unbeknownst to his parents.
When Jackson came to the school—A Place for Growth—to pick up Hunter, she was told he had brought a bullet to school. Mom was hastily escorted to the principal’s office, where she soon discovered that the school’s administrators know less about guns than a 4-year-old: what Hunter had in his pocket was a shell casing, not a bullet.
Here’s an excerpt from the mother’s Facebook post:
I never thought this could happen to us. You see stuff on the news like this, but….
Today, I picked up my happy little 4 yr old from preschool, at A Place to Grow, in Troy. My arrival was met with a stone faced teacher, who told me that Hunter brought a “shotgun bullet” to school. 😨 I was horrified. My kid? Who just spent the weekend learning gun safety?
Well….when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not a “shotgun bullet”. He found it on the ground, expelled from a 22 Rifle over the weekend, while Hunter was target practicing with his Police Officer Grandpa. He was so excited, and snuck it to school to show his friends. We had no idea about it.
I was handed a piece of paper. No words, just eyebrows raised in disgust at my son, explaining that his behavior warranted a 7 school day suspension. Which I still was expected to pay tuition for, of course. And a threat that if his enthusiasm for guns continued, he’d be permanently expelled.
This is so ridiculous.
All this panic over an empty shell casing.
(Image is a screen cap from the Facebook post.)