A 12-year-old Overland Park girl formed a gun with her fingers, pointed at four of her Westridge Middle School classmates one at a time, and then turned the pretend weapon toward herself.
More and more every day I thank God I went to school in the 1980s when the country was still sane.
Police hauled her out of school in handcuffs, arrested her and charged the child with a felony for threatening. Their proudest collar no doubt.
Shawnee Mission school officials said they could not discuss the case, citing privacy laws, but did say it wasn’t the district that arrested the child.
“We don’t do that,” said spokesman David Smith. “That is not our job.” He said the role of the district police is “not to enforce the law but to keep kids and adults safe.”
I feel safer already.
A school resource officer, employed, by the Overland Park Police Department, would have handled the arrest, Smith said. The department said it could not discuss the case.
But according to Johnson County District Court documents, on Sept. 18, the girl “unlawfully and feloniously communicated a threat to commit violence, with the intent to place another, in fear, or with the intent to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities …” or created just the risk of causing such fear.
I shudder to think what we would have been charged with back in the day. Back when they let us bring toy water guns and such for recess. I was really gonna give this idiocy a good going over but I don’t have the heart for it. It’s too nice a day and I got better things to do than to read this communist bullshit. Link to full leftist raving anitgun news story below but I don’t recommend giving them traffic unless you just want to be enraged on a Saturday morning.