7 year old suspended for Pop-Tart

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WTF

Jonesborough, TN

#1 Mar 5, 2013
A seven-year-old boy was suspended for two days by his elementary school because he fashioned his Pop-Tart pastry into the shape of a gun, sort of.

At Park Elementary school, Josh was enjoying his breakfast pastry when he decided to try and shape it into a mountain. Josh said, "It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn't."

Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park, Md., sent a letter home to parents stating, "A student used food to make an inappropriate gesture."

http://foxbaltimore.com/news/features/feature...

Well, it's official now. The world is run by fkn retards!!
Bobby Rowe

United States

#2 Mar 5, 2013
I know when you read something like this, it's easy to sling the "r" word. In doing so, you are doing a disservice to the people among us who are considered learning disabled. I said this word without thinking myself, until recently. Please be aware that you are disparaging a significant group of people who have feelings and have enough trouble already without having to carry the burden of that word.
Just think about it.
Thanks.
doofus

Jonesborough, TN

#3 Mar 5, 2013
This is not funny...I was almost killed by a pop tart when I was cleaning it and it accidentally went off!
WTF

Jonesborough, TN

#4 Mar 5, 2013
Bobby Rowe wrote:
I know when you read something like this, it's easy to sling the "r" word. In doing so, you are doing a disservice to the people among us who are considered learning disabled. I said this word without thinking myself, until recently. Please be aware that you are disparaging a significant group of people who have feelings and have enough trouble already without having to carry the burden of that word.
Just think about it.
Thanks.
Bobby,
My use of the word retard had nothing to do with a person having a learning disability. It had to do with some idiot who went through school and presumably college, got certified, and landed a job teaching young children but doesn't know the difference between a kid eating a Pop-Tart and someone like Eric Harris. Sorry but if there was ever a text book example of a retard that's it for sure. Someone with a learning disability or even Down's Syndrome would seem a near genius in comparison to the Pop-tart putz.
Bobby Rowe

United States

#5 Mar 5, 2013
Your repeated use of the word is demeaning and insulting. You have not considered the gyst of my post above. It is a foul, hateful word in any context. Now would be a good time to stop using it.
Hmmm

Bristol, CT

#6 Mar 5, 2013
Yeah, it really needs to disappear from everybody's vocabulary, except when used as a verb, with the emphasis on the second syllable.

You may not think it hurts, but it does.
Hmmm

Bristol, CT

#7 Mar 5, 2013
BTW, I agree that there's something wrong with suspending a 7 year-old for playing with his food. Schools go ballistic (pun intended) over a Pop Tart "gun", but they don't seem to know what to do about outright bullying.
Bobby Rowe

United States

#8 Mar 5, 2013
You don't get it either.
It is Never acceptable to use this word.
It doesn't make a damn where you place the "emphasis."
Ask a person of color if it matters where you put the emphasis when you let slip the "n" word. If they are more kind than I am, they will politely tell you that it's wrong any time.
Just like in this case.
duhhh

Jonesborough, TN

#9 Mar 5, 2013
You all shut up and quit acting like retards...

P.S.- It's a word, get over yourself
WTF

Jonesborough, TN

#10 Mar 5, 2013
You're entitled to your opinion.
I got no problem using the word if I feel it's appropriate.
Your zero tolerance for the word is the same type of retarded zero tolerance thinking that had a 7 year old suspended for eating a Pop-Tart into a shape that may have somewhat resembled a gun. Get over it.
WTF

Jonesborough, TN

#11 Mar 5, 2013
Bobby Rowe wrote:
You don't get it either.
Ask a person of color if it matters where you put the emphasis when you let slip the "n" word. If they are more kind than I am, they will politely tell you that it's wrong any time.
You want to compare the word retarded to the word n***er... WOW.
First of all black folks call each other that all the time and it's not taken as derogatory.
It's only when a non black person says it that exception is taken and racism yelled. Oddly enough though, you don't see whites calling each other cracker or honky as terms of endearment.
Hmmm

Bristol, CT

#12 Mar 5, 2013
To retard something means to slow it, as in retarding the growth of a tumor. It certainly does have a legitimate use as a verb. However, calling someone a "REtard" is never acceptable. First of all, it isn't a noun, but someone's childish idea of an insult. As someone who spent years working with people with disabilities, I regard it as a pretty nasty epithet, right up there with "short bus" and "window licker". Yes, it's as offensive as a racial slur. You need to ditch it if you don't want to be looked down on yourself by most of the population of this country. Knock it off.

As for the kid, a 7 year old doesn't understand schools' zero tolerance policies. Telling him that "bang, bang, you're dead" isn't allowed in school is sufficient. Suspension is ridiculous.
Hmmm

Bristol, CT

#13 Mar 5, 2013
Yes, I certainly DO "get it". I also "get" that as a verb, it has very legitimate uses.
Charmy

Bristol, VA

#14 Mar 6, 2013
This whole thread is retarded.
Cheese Puff Daddy

Park Hills, MO

#15 Mar 6, 2013
WTF wrote:
<quoted text>You want to compare the word retarded to the word n***er... WOW.
First of all black folks call each other that all the time and it's not taken as derogatory.
It's only when a non black person says it that exception is taken and racism yelled. Oddly enough though, you don't see whites calling each other cracker or honky as terms of endearment.
Maybe since he's retarded, it's ok only if he and other retards use the word retard, kinda like the N word. After reading this topic, I vow to gratuitously use the word retarded even more. People who choose to be offended deserve to be offended. This whole thread has become as retarded as the original topic about the retarded people that suspended that kid over a retarded looking pop tart.
WTF

Jonesborough, TN

#17 Mar 6, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
You need to ditch it if you don't want to be looked down on yourself by most of the population of this country. Knock it off.
Most of the population in this country is welcome to look down on me all day long if they feel so inclined, I'm a big boy I can handle it. I'll continue to use the word as I see fit.
watitis

Mars Hill, NC

#18 Mar 7, 2013
I thought this was a discussion about a kid n a poptart
Keal

Kershaw, SC

#19 Mar 12, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
To retard something means to slow it, as in retarding the growth of a tumor. It certainly does have a legitimate use as a verb. However, calling someone a "REtard" is never acceptable. First of all, it isn't a noun, but someone's childish idea of an insult. As someone who spent years working with people with disabilities, I regard it as a pretty nasty epithet, right up there with "short bus" and "window licker". Yes, it's as offensive as a racial slur. You need to ditch it if you don't want to be looked down on yourself by most of the population of this country. Knock it off.
As for the kid, a 7 year old doesn't understand schools' zero tolerance policies. Telling him that "bang, bang, you're dead" isn't allowed in school is sufficient. Suspension is ridiculous.
Thank you for this! I was beginning to think I was the only person on here that knew retard had more than one meaning. Ignorance at its best.
Hmmm

Holden, MA

#20 Mar 12, 2013
Yeah, the language keeps evolving, but there's no reason to dumb it down. It's one of the richest languages on earth. You're welcome.
Cheese Puff Daddy

Farmington, MO

#21 Mar 12, 2013
The Urbun Dictionary is a God sent

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