7 Year Old in Baltimore Suspended Over a Pop Tart- Most Ridiculous Thing I’ve Heard in Some Time

7 Year old Josh Welch
Precious 7 Year old Josh Welch

Wow we are becoming an insane and tyrant style nation-and fast. I can’t believe the stupidity of what I am about to write regarding the cute little boy above who has done NOTHING wrong.

First I want you to stop and think: how many of you guys played with toy guns as kids? A great deal of us, especially little boys, play with toy guns. At least in America. Next quick point: teachers, especially of children in 2nd grade, are supposed to be trained to teach, to handle children in need, to be a friend and helper; not an over-reacting, utterly useless leader and a horrible example of adulthood.  What happened?
Josh Welch, a 7 year old student at Park Elementary School in Maryland, was biting and nibbling on his pop-tart breakfast and playing about; the next thing he knows he is being suspended and removed from class for making a pop-tart gun…if you can even call it that (photo below ).

pop-tart-gun1

I can see a couple of things in this dangerous pop tart, but the first thing I thought of when I saw the photo was a child’s half eaten pop tart… but it is supposed to be something, so looking closer the next thing that came to mind was…mountains. I can see a very awkward and block shaped thing, which I suppose is supposed to be what the teacher and school call a gun.

The teacher must have truly been terrified of pop-tarts because right away she apparently got visibly angry and Josh was suspended from school for two days. Meanwhile, his parents received a letter stating Josh had been removed from the classroom for making, quote,

“inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class.”

Though Josh’s parents have been meeting with school officials to try and expunge the ridiculous from his record, it seems currently the suspension is something that will stay on his school record, always.

It is worth noting, the teacher also made claims that Josh had the pop-tart and was making “bang-bang” sounds with it. Even if he was, he is a little boy who probably has toy guns at home; he is not a killer. But I don’t believe she is telling the truth. I believe she is now embarrassed due to the media attention and needs to find more reasoning for her poor judgment.

The sweet child admits he was trying to make “something” out of the pop tart but says he didn’t make any “bang-bang” sound. I personally trust the child. This suspension is one that while on his record cancels out a number of possibilities in education and all in all, is just plain stupid. The school officials who suspended the child and sent him home over a pop-tart, along with the oh so intelligent teacher should be fired, if you ask me. This is a demeaning and disgraceful act put upon a very young child; one which could impact his future if not taken off.

Josh’s family is still fighting onward trying to get it removed. Robin Ficker, the attorney for 7 year old Josh Welch and his family plans on appealing to the county school board this week.

“I’ve spoken to Mr. Welch, and we’re definitely going to appeal to the board of education,” said Ficker, referring to Josh’s father, J.B. Welch. “If this school can’t educate a 7-year-old without putting him out of school, how are they going to deal with 17-year-olds?” 

Oh but the insanity doesn’t stop here. Following the pop-tart tragedy the school actually mailed letters out to the parents of the other children stating if their child has been traumatized there is counseling available immediately. What a bunch of morons! And to think, these are the educators?! That is simply scary! Below is the ridiculous over-reacting letter to all parents who think trauma may have been caused. I am pretty sure each and every one of them laughed at how idiotic this entire thing is. Letter to parents follows:

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I am writing to let you know about an incident that occurred this morning in one of our classrooms and encourage you to discuss this matter with your child in a manner you deem most appropriate.

During breakfast this morning, one of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class. While no physical threats were made and no one [was] harmed, the student had to be removed from the classroom.

* * *
As you are aware, the … Code of Student Conduct and appropriate consequences related to violations of the code are clearly spelled out in the Student Handbook, which was sent home during the first week of school and can be found on our website, http://www.aacps.org….

If your children express that they are troubled by today’s incident, please talk with them and help them share their feelings. Our school counselor is available to meet with any students who have the need to do so next week. In general, please remind them of the importance of making good choices.

They are 7 and 8 years old; not even pre-teens! Children are not allowed to be children, turn them into robots, is what I see.

The sort of education children are getting in our school system seems to be, to say the least, a bit flawed and sensitive. People may argue the teacher recalled the CT shootings and panicked. First, he had no real gun and he really didn’t even have much of a pop-tart gun if that was indeed what he was making. Second, pop-tart guns can’t kill, they are no sign of future murder and little kids, especially boys, like guns but that doesn’t mean they plan on going and shooting up anything.

We are truly becoming a society which is based on 1984 like morale, and as Snowden warned, it’s only going to get worse unless we act together as a people to protest the mistreatment by officials of our children. I hope little Josh gets his record clean, and I hope the teacher loses her job for incredibly bad judgment, to say the least.

But that’d be justice. We’ll see what happens soon enough, I suppose.

Update:

Insanity Continues! Law trying to be introduced due to the pop-tart and young Josh… Check it out HERE.

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