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Police, lawyer release statements
on student´s alleged dinosaur killing

WCSC [South Carolina], by Ray Rivera and Sujata Jain

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Posted By:earlybird, 8/21/2014 3:56:10 PM

SUMMERVILLE, SC -A Summerville High School student who says he was arrested and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun in a class assignment has hired a lawyer. (Snip)The Summerville Police Department who arrested Stone on Tuesday on a charge of disorderly conduct is disputing Stone´s account of his arrest. "The information that is being reported is grossly incorrect in reference to what led to the juvenile being charged," said Capt. Jon Rogers in a Summeville police statement released on Thursday."The charges do not stem from anything involving a dinosaur or writing assignment, but the student´s conduct."

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He went on to be "disruptive". His language and behavior indicate someone who is developmentally and educationally delayed. A 16 year old starting his freshman year in HS.

It was his mentioning a "gun" and "taking care of business" that raised an alarm.

We don´t know this kid and his history. But we do know that kids younger than he have gotten hold of guns and "taken care of business". The deed begins in their minds, their fantasies. And there seem to be a lot of defective kids among us.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sardonic, 8/21/2014 4:01:38 PM     (No. 9975538)

Apparently a lack of common sense is a prerequisite for working in civil service jobs

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Reply 2 - Posted by: plex, 8/21/2014 4:33:49 PM     (No. 9975576)

In the dark ages, Junior High was grades 7,8,9 and High School started at grade 10. Kindergarten started at age 5 which makes 15 the age for first year high school. A 1 year delay doesn´t mean developmentally delayed (he could have been sick).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/21/2014 4:34:08 PM     (No. 9975577)

Thanks for posting this, OP. I had read it earlier and hoped someone would spot it. If the boy does have a history of disruptive behavior, and behavior/developmental/cognitive disorders, then the teacher´s concerns may well have been justified.

My reaction to the story as reported in the National Review was that the teacher had overreacted. Perhaps she didn´t.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/21/2014 4:45:35 PM     (No. 9975592)

before we rush to our anti-authority reactions, we must consider

--we almost never have the full story

--teachers have become the nation´s parents

--defective kids are mainstreamed

--the silly dinosaur was not the story here, but it became the story

--the times - who ever dreamed that so many kids from ostensibly "nice" homes would plan and carry out mass murders-and in our schools?

Worth pondering before our knees jerk.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/21/2014 4:48:08 PM     (No. 9975597)

Personal note. Sometimes posting from iPad due to temporary disability.

Not very good at it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice, 8/21/2014 5:08:15 PM     (No. 9975623)

The leftist claim is always the same...little Johnny (or Suzie) was suspended/arrested/etc. not because he/she brought a Bible/said "bless you"/prayed/drew a picture of a gun/said the word "gun"/chewed a pop-tart into a gun shape/etc., but because he/she was "disruptive"/"aggressive"/"loud"/"obnoxious"...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair, 8/21/2014 5:13:29 PM     (No. 9975629)

If he actually got the dinosaur there´s about ten of us here in Texas that´ll pay big money for some boots.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/21/2014 5:43:59 PM     (No. 9975653)

I´ve become very suspicious of these writing assignments.

It was common in our kids´ schools, elementary especially, for the teacher to have them keep a journal. The teacher emphasized that it was their private journal, to write down their most private thoughts. Then the teacher would read them and comment on them. More than one parent has gotten a call about the content of their child´s journal.

I think this is a fishing expedition, and our children are being entrapped.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: marthaville, 8/21/2014 6:18:23 PM     (No. 9975672)

Besides the assignment being stupid, where did it say he was in his first year of high school an that he was in a particular grade.

What makes no sense is calling in the police without the teacher discussing what was written. The teacher must have been very inexperienced to have the school call the police over what was written. Perhaps the teacher needs to find another line of work.

It never hurts to discuss the situation with a parent before jumping to conclusions. The teacher obviously had no idea why the student got upset. This kid is now damaged before his peers and likely will have a difficult time getting over it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/21/2014 6:33:12 PM     (No. 9975690)

My child is legally blind and was mainstreamed for certain classes, I never considered him defective and neither should anyone else.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: shimmer128, 8/22/2014 8:56:06 AM     (No. 9976215)

I am suspicious too....of the cops. They say it wasn´t the story, then go about describing what he did wrong when he wrote the story. The kid never stood a chance. I´d have been upset too, and so would my sons. Oh but wait, I didn´t expose them to the Kiddie Prison, I homeschooled. It´s become dangerous to send your precious treasures to government schools. !!!
If you had precious jewels, would you leave them out on the sidewalk to be kicked around, even stolen? No, then don´t do that with your children either. TELL them why you´re a conservative, why you believe as you do.

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