Thursday, October 10, 2019

Always Be Wary of Stories This Crazy Until You Found the Original Reputable Source

Because this one is too stupid to believe.  Instapundit linked to PJMedia who linked to 10/9/19 Kansas City Star:
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.
Police hauled her out of school in handcuffs, arrested her and charged the child with a felony for threatening....
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.
Farther down we learn:
A person familiar with a more detailed incident report spoke to The Star on condition of anonymity. The person said that during a class discussion, another student asked the girl, if she could kill five people in the class, who would they be? In response, the girl allegedly pointed her finger pistol — like the ones many children use playing cops and robbers.
What clas was this?  Why did the teacher not stop it right after that question?  And why was this turned into anything more than an admonition to not be mean?

You have your kids in public schools?  Why?
Last month in the Shawnee Mission district, two 13-year-old students at Hocker Grove Middle School showed up with guns — the real thing — found stashed in their backpacks. Both were charged as juveniles in possession of a firearm, a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $2,500 or both.
But possession of a loaded finger is a felony?  Where are the adults?


  1. I'm not certain every story has an original source. Some seem to self-generate out of a primordial miasma of memetic potential, like Pizzagate.

  2. Parents who send their kids to public schools are propaganda victims. They've been convinced that:

    o Socialization is much more important than education.

    o What you know doesn't matter nearly as much as who you know.

    o Smart kids will learn no matter what; dumb kids will fail to learn no matter what.

    o Kids who don't go to public schools - especially homeschooled kids - will grow up to become lonely miserable FREAKS.

    o Finally, they're not 'your' kids - they're society's kids, kids who belong to the government. It "Takes a village" and all that.

  3. I think public education is the easy solution. Private schools cost, and home schooling requires work.