Via Uncle: Parents outraged that one of their daughter’s spelling words is “gun”:
Many parents are concerned about gun violence, so Lawrence Gillman almost hit the ceiling when his 5-year-old pulled out a surprising homework sheet.
“I looked at it and I seen the word ‘gun’ on it. The first thing I thought was ‘oh no no no,’ I don’t want you reading it, I don’t want you spelling it. I don’t even want you looking at the picture,” said Gillman.
Once you stop laughing at this idiot and think about it for a second, you’ll see the stupidity in his insistence that his daughter never even learn what a gun is.
How can she never touch one? She has no idea what that thing is.
How can she do whatever a criminal with a gun tells her to? He’s just holding some odd-looking thing; maybe it’s an iPhone6.
Isn’t she going to wonder what all those loud noises are in movies and television shows? “Daddy, why did those bad guys just lie down?” “Because they’re tired, honey.”
The mom’s got the best bit, though:
“You’re teaching them that guns are okay because you’re putting it in their homework, you’re teaching them that robbing is okay because you’re putting it in their homework,” said Takiema Reynolds, the girl’s mother.
Takiema needs to realize that just because you learn how to spell a word does not imply approval.
The teacher had to apologize for using that worksheet and the school is now going to monitor things so nothing similar happens in the future.
Parents: Get your kids out of public school if you can at all manage it.