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Opening Arguments

No guns, no God, no glory

Another school year, another round of zero-tolerance craziness. First up, Summerville, S.C.

A 16-year-old student was arrested and suspended for writing a story in which he used a gun to kill a dinosaur. The student, Alex Stone, was assigned by a teacher to write a story about himself. Stone chose to embellish his story with obviously fictional details, like dinosaurs. But the teacher saw the word "gun" and the rest is history, according to NBC-12:

No hint of religion, either, and a high school in Tennessee gets that prize:

Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church.

“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” Turner told WMC.

When she defended her actions, the teacher told Turner to see an administrator. The student said that she had to finish the class period in in-school suspension.

Gonna be a looong year.


Lois Marquart
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:34am

Yes it is.  "God bless us, everyone".  Oh, whoops!  Sorry again.