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7th Grader Suspended for twirling a pencil by pinnoko 7th Grader Suspended for twirling a pencil by pinnoko

A New Jersey 7th grader was subjected to a five-hour physical and psychological examination for twirling a pencil in class. Here’s how it went down: Ethan Chaplin was twirling a pencil with a pen cap on it when a fellow student yelled, “He’s making gun motions – send him to juvie!” The student who made the accusation had bullied Ethan earlier in the day and was trying to get him in trouble, Ethan says. He said the school administrators wouldn’t hear his side of the story. Ethan was suspended and told he could not return to school until a complete physical and psychological examination was conducted. News 12 New Jersey contacted Vernon Schools Superintendent Charles Maranzano, and here’s what he had to say about the incident: Maranzano says school policy and the law requires him to investigate when anyone in a school feels uncomfortable or threatened by another student. “We never know what’s percolating in the minds of children,” says Maranzano. “And when they demonstrate behaviors that raise red flags, we must do our duty.” Red flags? Yes, because pencils are so darn terrifying. Surely, twirling a pencil in class is a sign that a student is about to commit some atrocity against humanity. Michael Chaplin, Ethan’s father, spoke to News 12 about the incident: “I’m absolutely livid. I think it’s gross misconduct at its finest. They took something so minimal and took it so far over the edge.” -

Chaplin told Infowars about the ordeal his son was put through during the examination:

“The child was stripped, had to give blood samples (which caused him to pass out) and urine samples for of all things drug testing. Then four hours later a social worker spoke to him for five minutes and cleared him. Then an actual doctor came in and said the state was 100 percent incorrect in their procedure and this would not get him back in school.”

Ethan joins the ranks of other school-aged children who have been suspended over what most with common sense would deem “normal” childhood behavior. Last year, a second grader in Virginia was suspended for holding a pencil like a gun. Two elementary school students, ages five and ten (in different states) were recently suspended over “finger guns”. And, last year a five-year-old in Massachusetts was suspended for making an oh-so-scary gun out of LEGOS at school.

 Zero tolerance = zero common sense

 

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:iconmasterofthardus:
masterofThardus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
This is almost as bad as the guy who got convicted of breaking a law that literally didn't exist.
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:iconpinnoko:
pinnoko Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true
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:iconmissmuffintop:
MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Writer
Can I get an assault pencil that automatically writes in cursive?
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Teachers at my school actually were less concerned about this kind of thing, even after Sandy Hook.
They were, on the other hand, annoyed by students doing this: 1.bp.blogspot.com/--pJqKjKOYeg…
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:iconcookiemilkshake:
CookieMilkShake Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
What in the...I don't even...Just when I thought schools couldn't get any stupider...
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:icongoodbrony:
goodbrony Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Artist
AMEN BROTHA!! (seriously, people these days can be so retarded)
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:iconobamaluvr420:
obamaluvr420 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I was expelled for participating in a rap song, but I'm white so i guess that makes me racist, because i got charged with hate crimes.  Public school is the best.
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:icononyx-allblack:
Onyx-Allblack Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Why do people automatically believe every story pumped out by these sensationalist little 'news' groups? They exaggerate or just flat out make crap up constantly for the sake of attracting traffic.

Literally every time a school shooting happens stories like this start crawling out of the wood work! Did any one do any background checking to see if this is true? I seriously can't find a damn thing about this outside of shabby conspiracy sites and a few new jersey news sites.
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:iconpinnoko:
pinnoko Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is all true
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:iconluke-the-spook:
Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
What is wrong with these people!?
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:iconfushigi-okami:
Fushigi-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats it! Im done! NOPE! Fuck it! Im done with this retarded nation! They take shit too seriously and has no sense of common sense! Syarnara IDIOTS! *flies off to New Zealand flipping two little birdies at the window*
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:iconzeonista:
Zeonista Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) Clap Clap 
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:iconrhodrit:
RhodriT Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
So much bull, this is what happens when you trade your rights as person for increased "security".
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:iconpinnoko:
pinnoko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true
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:iconzombie-fuckulator:
zombie-fuckulator Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Oh No!!!! Our kids are secretly gun loving, liberty loving, freedom loving terrorists!!!! WE GOTTA STOP THEM!!!!

(Sarcasm)
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:iconstephdumas:
stephdumas Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
The way then public schools goes, these cartoons clips from Mad-tv who parody "School House Rock" reflect the reality.....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHYtYE…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oTK2K…
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
That's insanely ridiculous, it's a pencil for God's sake! This is taking gun control way, way too far...
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:iconpinnoko:
pinnoko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true
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:iconcrimsonfalke:
CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got to FUCKING KIDDING me!
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:iconpinnoko:
pinnoko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no. sorry I wasn't trying to make anybody mad
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:iconcrimsonfalke:
CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not the school is what I'm mad about
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:iconpinnoko:
pinnoko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh
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:iconcrimsonfalke:
CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How dangerous is twirling a pencil exact?
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:iconpinnoko:
pinnoko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not dangerous at all
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:iconcrimsonfalke:
CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No wonder we suck at education
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:iconpinnoko:
pinnoko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well we have common core
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:icondarkriderdlmc:
DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
When I was about 8, I went after a couple of councilors with a sharp pencil because they tried to take a white mouse from me.  The change between them being arrogant adults when I was unarmed and terrified adults when the pencil came into play was both obvious and life-changing.

One of my nephews used a couple pencils on a child molester who'd messed with his sister when he was 9.

What happened to this kid sucks, but in lieu of anything better, a sharp pencil makes a reasonable weapon.
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