Student Facing Expulsion For Making This Comparison
Article from Reason by Scott Shackford.
A Louisiana high school student was banned from school and had his home searched by deputies entirely because he made a joke out loud in a math class that the square root symbol looks like a gun.
That’s it, folks. A kid at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, Louisiana, observed that if you kind of squinted, the square root symbol looks like a weapon. Then the social media rumor mill went to work and eventually this whole silly thing morphed into allegations that he was going to shoot up the school. Allen Parish Sheriff Doug Hebert has acknowledged in an interview with KATC that the student “did not commit a crime. He did not commit anything remotely criminal, nothing to remotely suggest any intent to do actual harm.”
That should have been where the entire embarrassing incident ended, with a sheepish observation that the current climate of fear caused an overreaction that was understandable but still nevertheless an overreaction. And of course, the teen deserves an apology for being subjected to such an overwhelming response that assumes the worst of him with absolutely no evidence at all.
But that’s not what is happening. Instead, KATC reports that the kid faces an expulsion hearing. Furthermore, not a single authority figure in their reporting, nor KATC’s reporter, wants to even acknowledge that this was an overreaction. In fact, the school district is putting into place policies that are going to guarantee future overreactions.
Read the entire article at Reason.
And these are the creeps who demand common sense. sheesh
The age of insanity is truely upon us
just wait till they find out that square root symbols are also radicals
Well, where was this outrage in Fl when so many indicators pointed to a troubled mentally ill POS?
If you have been following any type religious teaching for the last 50 or so years, you will find many of these things that are happening in our world (Not just our country) are all brought to light in the book of Revelations. That last book in the Bible tells us what to expect in the “Last Days”. I am very much concerned and very disappointed in all of the deranged young people out there that think they are going to make a “NAME” for themselves”. Let me ask you a question, would invite people like ‘Bonny and Clyde’, Al Capone’, and ect. (it’s late and I can’t think of many of them) to a social function at your home? Hey made a name for themselves, didn’t they? I know I would not. But the Bible is very clear these things are going to happen, let’s all be prepared for what the future holds for us.
Let me clear one thing up, I an not a Bible Thumper and I have been known to have a few drinks now and then and also to invent a few unmentionables when I stub my toe in the dark or miss that nail and flatten my thumb with a hammer.
Humankind can change the predicted events in the Bible also.
The one’s that need to be kick out of the schools are the idiots teachers, school board members and all others who overstepped the boundaries of adult common sense.