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Public Schools for the Blind — Parents

Posted on August 27, 2014

By John Whitehead

Young Alex Stone didn’t even make it past the first week of school before he became a victim of the police state. Directed by his teacher to do a creative writing assignment involving a series of fictional Facebook statuses, Stone wrote, “I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur. I bought the gun to take care of the business.” Despite the fact that dinosaurs are extinct, the status fabricated, and the South Carolina student was merely following orders, his teacher reported him to school administrators, who in turn called the police.

What followed is par for the course in schools today: students were locked down in their classrooms while armed police searched the 16-year-old’s locker and bookbag, handcuffed him, charged him with disorderly conduct disturbing the school, arrested him, detained him, and then he was suspended from school. Stone’s mother was never alerted to the school’s concerns about her son’s creative writing assignment or his subsequent interrogation and arrest.

Keshana Wilson, a 14-year-old student at a Pennsylvania high school, was tasered in the groin by a police officer working as a school resource officer, allegedly because she resisted arrest for cursing, inciting a crowd of students, and walking on the highway. One might be hard pressed to find a teenager not guilty of one or the other at any given time. Nevertheless, the tasering came after the officer grabbed the teenager from behind and pushed her up against a car, without identifying himself as a police officer. “The teenager had to be taken to hospital to have the taser probes removed before she was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on the officer, simple assault, riot, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse and walking on the highway,” noted one reporter.

Rounding out the lesson in compliance, police officers who patrol schools in Compton, Calif., are now authorized to buy semi-automatic AR-15 rifles and carry them in their patrol car trunks while on duty—a practice that is becoming increasingly common, according to Joe Grubbs, president of the California Association of School Resource Officers. A few states away, in Missouri, a new state law actually requires that all school districts participate in live-action school shooting drills, including realistic gunfire, students covered in fake blood, and bodies strewn throughout the hallways.

Now these incidents may seem light years away from the all-too-grim reality of the events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, but they are, in fact, mere stops along the way to the American police state, and parents with kids returning to school would do well to consider these incidents fair warning, because today’s public schools have become microcosms of the world beyond the schoolhouse gates, and increasingly, it’s a world hostile to freedom.

(For the rest of the article, in which this constitutional lawyer shows that your local public schools are not safe havens, contrary to what local voters would like to believe, click the link.)

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8 thoughts on “Public Schools for the Blind — Parents

  1. dick grace says:

    The public school system is too expensive, produces poor quality education and needs to be abolished.

  2. I cannot fathom what is going through some peoples minds lately. Teachers and cops have now become the "thought police". Look at some cops the wrong way and they pull the trigger on you. Tasing and cuffing kids who are non-violent. I understand this is not everyplace, but it is becoming more frequent. I have to wonder if there might not be chemicals involved in some cases. But when a kid gets arrested for taking a bite out of a Pop Tart so it kinda look gun shaped, the world has gone mad. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

  3. FedUp vet says:

    I warmed my daughter about becoming a public school teacher, but she did anyway. First, she couldn’t get a job because tenured teachers weren’t retiring. Now she had to relocate with her children to another city. I warned her about government controls and how teacher unions will disrespect her own Christian values. I warned her about venting frustration on FB postings. Then I warned her about “CommonCore” and how it breeds mediocrity. She already had two other well-trained options for careers but she got more into debt and became a teacher anyway. Kids, you can guide them but they go their own way.

  4. TimeToThink says:

    Teachers haven't become the 'thought police'.. the ACLU, the court system and the ever-offended are the thought police, who then put the screws to a scared and publicly funded entity, the schools. The ever-offended are the culprits here, not the police and teachers.. Please look deeper, at those that breed and foment anger, entitlement-mentality, victimhood, separative society. Those are the perpetrators of the divisiveness..

    Just look at the 'Redskins' brouhaha. Native Americans haven't generally been offended by the name, and have infact been supportive.. but, given enough prodding to take up the banner and 'be offended', are beginning to do just that. They are now acting the victim, at the behest of the perennial agitators, and are jumping on the bandwagon of offender status. Why? Possibly because it gives them something to do to spark life into their normal daily lives. Perhaps because vicitmhood 'feels' important since victimhood is all the rage these days. Perhaps because it harkens to the past victims and the financial windfalls that have fallen at their feet, and the potential payday the NA's may enjoy. Who knows why. But, there is a cottage industry in creating hard feelings and victims. Victims and those that are their mouthpieces get the attention, and along with that, the power of platform.

  5. TimeToThink says:

    Article from Indian Country Today poll: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/06

  6. If you do not support John Whitehead and the Rutherford Institute … you must re-evaluate your spending priorities. There are very few people or organization who do more to defend our freedoms and Constitution than John.
    Read the entire article and do a web search.

  7. johngarand says:

    From the Article: She was charged with 'failure to disperse! Just please explain how a single individual can DISPERSE themselves!!

  8. Joseph Mertens says:

    The Cop punches you in the face! how dare you harm a police officer! Assault charge! The cop kicks you in the groin You horribly violent citizen abusing a Law en-Farce-ment officer that way! Shame on YOU!
    Wake up people the Government is not your servants never has been and never will be.