Florida 8-year-old suspended for playing ‘Cops & Robbers’

In yet another example of how out-of-control our society has become, an 8-year-old Florida boy, Jordan Bennett, is now facing a one-day suspension after he made a pretend gun with his thumb and index finger during a game of ‘Cops and Robbers’ with his friends.

TheBlaze reports:

The mother of 8-year-old Jordan Bennett said her son was only playing with his friend at Harmony Community School in St. Cloud. She fears his one-day suspension, which was handed down Friday, wrongly labels Jordan as a violent person.

“There was nothing in his hand. He used his thumb and index finger,” Bonnie Bennett told WKMG-TV. “It was a game.  He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone. No words were said.”

The school, on the other hand, said the game crossed the line established by the district’s code of conduct. A school representative told WKMG while they can’t give specifics into the incident, it was reviewed and found in violation of school policy. The school did not specify the specific code violation that was grounds for the suspension.

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“This happen isn’t the first time a student has been suspended this year for making a pretend gun. Three 6‑year‑olds in Maryland were also suspended. In Virginia, a seventh grade student was playing with airsoft guns in his private yard before school hours and received a year‑long suspension,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Where are the communities? If you don’t stand up right now against this stuff, you’re never going to be able to. If you sit there like sheep, you’re never going to be able to get past it. You know it’s wrong. Everybody knows it’s wrong. It’s a ‘Pow, you’re dead’ with a finger! You know it’s wrong! And they are bullying you.”

“I am so sick and tired of these schools trying to teach our kids how not to bully when that’s all this society is about… This administration honestly wants to teach us how not to bully when [The President] calls us teabaggers? When they call us anarchists,” he continued. “Since when has going ‘pow’ with your fingers made you a violent offender? I’m telling you, if this is happening in your school district, you get all the parents together and you very calmly and rationally all go to the school board meetings. If you don’t start coming en masse and start demanding that they arrest all of you because you apparently are carrying a dangerous weapon; in fact, you’re carrying two because you have two index fingers and two thumbs. And you don’t do it en masse and you don’t do it peacefully, you’ll never escape the tyranny that is coming your way.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This political indoctrination of the children has to be ended across the board.

    • Bonnie Somer

      beyond belief it does Holder said bk in 2009 we will brainwash ur kids to hate guns and that is what they r doing not just guns but GOD, America the constitution and this is where common core comes in and the liberal teachers purely indoctrination IT IS OUR JOB TO STOP IT OUR KIDS ARE THE FUTURE AND I DO NOT WANT MINI OBAMAS RUNNING THIS NATION DEAR GOD NO 

  • Draxx

    Yesterday I had a metal delivery made to my shop, and the young guy that delivers to my shop was telling me that he is having to defend himself and his family against the Dept of Human Services.  The problem is last Monday his son’s teacher asked the kids to stand up and talk about what they did during the weekend, “He stood up and said he went Shooting with his dad…”.  His teacher sent him (a Kindergartener) to the Office for Discpline, the office called DHS and sent them to his house with a Deputy Sherriff (Polk County Oregon) to question the father and mother (and find any dirt on them possible).  When the DHS Worker asked if they could go into the house, He Said No But We Can Talk Outside!  The Deputy Forcefully Told Him That If They Ask If They Can Enter His Premises, Thqat He Must Agree Or He Must Be Guilty Of Something!  The young guy responded with, “What Am I Being Accused Of…? And, Where is Your Search Warrant?”, the Deputy Stated That He Did Not Have A Warrant.  So they had their conversation outside, the DHS Worker asked him if he knew what the visit was for, he stated yes since his kid has been home from school for half a week now.  The DHS Worker tried to make him believed that a Child Is Forbidden To Talk About Guns In School LIke It Was A Crime (you know how bad 5-6 yr old Verbal Criminals Can Be…).

    He then called his son out to discuss the situation, while his son was talking to them in front of the mom.  He went inside and grabbed his son’s .22 cal. Long Rifle and came out with it.  He handed it to his son who immediately checked to see if the safety was on and if it was loaded.  He asked his son to describe the rifle and what he was doing.  The boy responded, this is a ..22 caliber long rifle, the Safety Is On, it is Not Loaded (he asked his son how do you know it is not loaded, and his son replied I Checked It Right Away As Always), You Never Point It At People, You don’t kill animals for fun, You kill them for Food Only!  You Never Leave Bullets In The Gun, and You Keep Your Fingers Off The Trigger…  Anything else dad?  His dad asked the Deputy if he was satisfied that the child knew how to handle a weapon safely, the Deputy responded with a Yes.  When he took the rifle back into the house, he called the County Sherriff and told him what was happening outside.

    The Sherriff shows up and inquires about the situation from both the DHS Worker and His Deputy, after a few minutes the Deputy came over to the young dad and Apologized For The Intrusion Without Warrant or Probable Cause!  The DHS Worker told the Sherriff that “She Was Horribly Frightened By The Child Holding A Weapon In Front Of Her!!!”.  The Sherriff asked if the boy had pointed the rifle at anybody, “No”; did the boy handle the rifle in a Dangerous Manner, “No”; did the boy take a weapon to school, “No”.  Then the Sherriff asked her why was she even there… she stuttered there was a Complaint By The School.  The Sherriff told her that he has attended Church With The Young Dad Since The Dad Was Eight Years Old And He Knows Him Very Well, And That She Should Drop This Investigation Or Be Under The Sherriff’s Radar.  He finished with you are fortunate the dad didn’t bring out one of his BIG Guns!  The Sherriff Apologized on Behalf Of the Department…

    The child is still suspended pending a School Board Inquiry Into The Situation Of “Possible Wreckless Endangerment Of A Minor”… I will let you know the results when I find out how this ends!

    • Draxx

      For you Nay-Sayers… Call the Sherriff’s Department in Polk County Oregon and ask if this is True!!!  If you don’t call then Shutup Ahead Of Time!

      • Anonymous

         Wow…this is outrageous.  When we were kids back in the day not only did high school students get the day off for the opening day of deer season if they were hunters, but many of the teachers did as well.  Kids regularly left their rifles in their cars/trucks to go hunting after school.  I don’t recall any mass shootings or violence, quite the contrary.  Kids were trained to handle firearms safely at a young age.   Liberalism is a mental disorder – Michael Savage was correct. 

        • Draxx

          I remember having my rifle (locked in the rack) in my truck and going to school and no one cared….

      • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

        Keep us informed Draxx, and for the nay-sayers, call as he suggests if you have the guts to do so. Then get ready for your jaw to hit the floor.

        Yes, I called and confirmed.

        • Draxx

          Thanks for the follow up snowleopard…

          Too many people are willing to say, “I Don’t Believe You!!!” but are Unwilling to Follow Up and Find Out The Facts For Themselves!

          Unfortunately we are at the waters receding point just before the Tsunami hits, and too many people are standing on the shore saying I don’t believe a tsunami is coming we just have more beach than usual…

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

      And liberals call us the fascist. 

  • Anonymous

    Why do liberals hate children and why do they want to hijack their childhood?  This is child abuse plain and simple, committed by the mentally unbalanced liberals who have no business being near children.  Children have been playing cops and robbers for eons.  There is something fundamentally flawed about people who punish children for playing harmless games, all in the name of “zero tolerance.”  They need to be stamped out wherever they are found and not permitted to be around children.  Parents – remove your precious children from the clutches of the government run schools/indoctrination centers before it’s too late and find alternative education choices.  Your children only have one childhood and one chance to be taught correctly and in a safe caring environment.   They are not safe in the public schools from the child abusers.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    A lesson for liberals a real gun.
    And a finger gun below which looks more dangerous liberals?

  • Watch it

    Get the kids young, and start the mind control, then when they are adults, you can control them..

  • Anonymous

    Where are the other parents. Get rid of the fools running the schools, and the politicians who hire and support them. You had better stand up now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martha-White/100000444457929 Martha White

         It’s time for some common sense people!  I mean, really?  Kids have played “Cops and Robbers” or “Cowboys and Indians” for generations!  
         In our National Anthemn, we sing “…THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE…”  Where are the brave people out there?  Those of us who choose to stand up and declare the rights we’re given in our Constitution are now being called, “anarchists, rebels, tea-baggers.”  Do Harry Reid and our President even know the meaning of the word ‘anarchist?’  Do you?  According the the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an anarchist is “a person who believes that government and laws are not necessary.” As they are using these words, I’m laughing!  They are using words to describe themselves on their “enemies!”  
         It is time for “We The People” to stand up to the socialist bullies that have filtered their way into our law enforcement, local, state, and national branches of government, and in our military!  If we sit on our stool of do-nothing, saying to ourselves and others, “nothing I do will matter”, then they win and our country continues down the path to the next “Soviet Union”; “Socialist Republic of China”, “Nazi-led” Germany or “Socialist Italy”.  For the people who are still around today who have leaved through that society, they are already trying to warn people about what is happening.  Sadly, it is falling upon more and more deaf ears.
         I for one am not ready to give up!  I plan on going down fighting to the bitter end! It is our job now to stop this before it goes too far!

  • Anonymous

    And the more that these schools read and hear about parents and the public who are sick of these indoctrination antics, the more they pull this stunt. There is only one cure for these people…VOTE THEM OUT!! Vote out the school boards who are so at odds with the American public. Stop allowing them to bully parents with abandon. 

    They cannot even cite the rules they are using to “justify” these suspensions. That’s because it’s completely random. We need to expose these jackasses to public humiliation, public indignation, recall elections and lawsuits. 

    There is simply no rationale to the acts of these morons. They are determined to trump both public opinion and law in their unrelenting drive gain their way no matter what they have to do. The rule of law has nothing to do with the actions of these people. Reasoning has nothing to do with their actions. 

    This is simple, people…leftist and progressives of all persuasions are committed to doing anything they can get away with in the realization of the cause. ANYTHING. It is the embodiment of “the end justifies the means”. It is pure evil. 

  • Jim

    The following Monday should be “invisible gun day” and ALL students walk around pointing their fingers at everyone and every thing! Make them suspend everyone! Shut down the school!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s the wording:

    “Cops” represent the evil, fascist, hating right
    “Robbers” represent the disenfranchised, occupying, suffering, loving left.

    The liberals don’t want the cops to win.  They champion the robbers but would never word it that way.

    If the kids were playing “Evil Bankers and Robin Hood” they’d probably have no issue as long as “Robin Hood” always gets away and the “Evil Bankers” are burned at the stake.

  • Anonymous

    We need to start a new greeting fad where when we each greet each other, we always point our index finger at the one we are greeting, with thumb up as we voice our greeting, so they will know we are addressing … them.

    Once everyone is doing it,  and it is an establish custom/fad, and every kid in school is doing it too, its all over for the child abusers and their zero tolerance scam.

  • Anonymous

    Were they really just playing cops and robbers?  Or was the boy holding a ‘weapon’ which could

    fire death rays and/or disintegrate another?  Must make very certain that it wasn’t such a horrid

    weapon as that!    God help anyone playing (gasp) cowboys and Indians!  You want to talk

    about bullying, how about talking about being racists?   Will these kids ever learn?

    Now, what else can the ‘trouble makers’ do?  Seems using one’s imagination in playing games

    of make believe is not to be tolerated anymore.   Well, the kids can always say they saw this

    as part of a news show when a cop was chasing a bad guy.  No?  The parents would probably

    have to come to school and explain why little Jimmy is watching ‘adult TV!’

    My head is starting to hurt.  Have to go to bed now.

  • Anonymous

    God bless our WW11 vets
    Show us again how it’s done Gentlemen !!

  • Anonymous

    Good thing “they” can’t see me when I’m watching the news.  My pretend finger gun is busy several times a day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002952005903 James DeMelo

    Hello, my name is James I am 13 I live about 2 miles from this school I am now in 8th grade I went to  Harmony Community School for my 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade years St. Cloud is not bad there are only  couple of bad apples who ruin this city. I think this is the stupidest thing ever. Mr.Beck I watch your show with my grandma, It is my favorite .please reply my email is         jamdemelo@gmail.com    

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002952005903 James DeMelo

    Hello, my name is James I am 13 I live
    about 2 miles from this school I am now in 8th grade I went to 
    Harmony Community School for my 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade years St.
    Cloud is not bad there are only  couple of bad apples who ruin
    this city. I think this is the stupidest thing ever. Mr.Beck I watch
    your show with my grandma, It is my favorite .please reply my email

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137324412 Bonnie Lucas Bennett

    Thank you for discussing my  child’s case and it is absurd what has occurred with my child and he is not a bully or violent…………he was playing a game and the support I received after you discussed my son’s story has been amazing – Mercury One came all the way to the Osceola County School Board meeting 10/1/13 to support my son and me and it was amazing to know that other’s felt this was as absurd as I did……………………….I will be speaking next Tuesday and addressing the board once again in regards to this issue and again I appreciate your speaking about this and the support it has garnered………………….

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