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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Principal Gets Retarded Sticker

I am going to just post the article off of Kansas City Local News and the sticker of course, I think the stupidness is obvious. If not keep reading it until you get it.

Feb. 2, 2005
Boy Punished After Turning in Fake Gun

GLADSTONE, Mo. -- A fifth-grader learned a lesson the hard way, and he said he was trying to do a good deed.

Frasier McCart said he was waiting for the bus when he discovered what looked like a handgun. It was bent open.

The 10-year-old put it in his bag, bent open, and rode the bus to school. He then went straight to the principal's office and turned the gun in.

He got a day of detention for bringing it onto school property.

"I'm a citizen trying to do a good deed," Frasier said. "I'm a Scout who knows that it's wrong to leave something there that might, that could be real and go off and hurt somebody."

The gun turned out to be fake.

His mother was upset about the situation.

"To me, it kind of sent the wrong message to children trying to do the right thing," said Tracy Johnson, his mother.

The school principal said he should have said something before getting onto the bus and never touched the gun.

"We want to make sure that he's safe at all times and that the other children on that bus were safe," said Marla Wasserman, the Oakwood Manor Elementary principal.

School officials chose a light punishment because he was a good kid, but he needed a message about what he did wrong, the principal said.

"Where I think that he could have made a better decision was in not saying anything to other children and causing them concern and worry," Wasserman said.

Frasier said he couldn't help it. He just couldn't keep a secret very long, but he didn't try to use it to scare the other children, and he wasn't asking for their advice. He said he knew to give it to an adult.

He said next time he found something like that, he'd give it to his mother and miss the bus.

Ok, fine, I will tell you, wait, nevermind, carry on.

Marla Wasserman, you get a retarded sticker: