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    Cops Charge 7-Year-Old for Bringing Toy Gun to Class
    Kid charged with possession of a fake firearm after shooting Nerf-style gun
    By TERESA MASTERSON and DAVID CHANG
    Updated 7:37 PM EST, Wed, Feb 2, 2011

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    A 7-year-old child allegedly shot a Nerf-style toy gun in his Hammonton, N.J., school Jan. 18. No one was hurt, but the pint-size softshooter now faces misdemeanor criminal charges.

    Hammonton Police began an investigation into the “suspicious activity” at the Hammonton Early Childhood Education Center Jan. 18 after school officials alerted them to the incident.

    The "gun" the child brought to school was a $5 toy gun, similar to a Nerf gun, that shoots soft ping pong type balls, according to the school's superintendent.

    Officials also say that there was no evidence of anyone being threatened. The child's mother told school officials that she didn't know her son brought the toy to school.

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    Dr. Dan Blachford, the Hammonton Board of Education superintendent, said the school has a zero tolerance policy.

    "We are just very vigilant and we feel that if we draw a very strict line then we have much less worry about someone bringing in something dangerous," said Blachford.

    Deseire Gherard, a parent of one of the students at the school, agrees with the policy.

    "I'd rather it be dealt with more severely than not," said Gherard. "I would rather them go a little bit too far for the safety of all the children then to say 'okay, it was probably nothing.'"

    Police charged the 7-year-old with possessing an imitation firearm in or on an education institution – a misdemeanor and a minor juvenile offense in New Jersey.

    School officials described the child as "a nice kid" and "a good student." Authorities haven't commented on what specific disciplinary action or punishment the boy faces though it could involve counseling and other resources made available to the family.

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...115125844.html
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    What is the 2nd amendment stance on nerf firearms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger from Ohio
    What is the 2nd amendment stance on nerf firearms?

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    "you'll shoot your eye out kid"


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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicRocker
    "you'll shoot your eye out kid"
    Ah, A Christmas Story. A friend of mine has that lamp.
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    The people in that school district are idiots; they should rise up, like the brave freedom fighters of Cairo Egypt, and burn their school superintendant's House down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Henry
    The people in that school district are idiots; they should rise up, like the brave freedom fighters of Cairo Egypt, and burn their school superintendant's House down.
    A little stronger reaction than I would like to see. But I agree they are idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye2j
    A little stronger reaction than I would like to see. But I agree they are idiots.
    OK so it is maybe they can make T shirts like Larry Flynt that say "FUCK THIS SCHOOL BOARD" and wait for that to work. But actually my original suggestion wasn't strong enough ,they should make sure their super goes down in the BURNING HOUSE which is not too inconsistent with a "no tolerance community standard "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye2j
    Cops Charge 7-Year-Old for Bringing Toy Gun to Class
    Kid charged with possession of a fake firearm after shooting Nerf-style gun
    By TERESA MASTERSON and DAVID CHANG
    Updated 7:37 PM EST, Wed, Feb 2, 2011

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    A 7-year-old child allegedly shot a Nerf-style toy gun in his Hammonton, N.J., school Jan. 18. No one was hurt, but the pint-size softshooter now faces misdemeanor criminal charges.

    Hammonton Police began an investigation into the “suspicious activity” at the Hammonton Early Childhood Education Center Jan. 18 after school officials alerted them to the incident.

    The "gun" the child brought to school was a $5 toy gun, similar to a Nerf gun, that shoots soft ping pong type balls, according to the school's superintendent.

    Officials also say that there was no evidence of anyone being threatened. The child's mother told school officials that she didn't know her son brought the toy to school.

    WATCH

    Dr. Dan Blachford, the Hammonton Board of Education superintendent, said the school has a zero tolerance policy.

    "We are just very vigilant and we feel that if we draw a very strict line then we have much less worry about someone bringing in something dangerous," said Blachford.

    Deseire Gherard, a parent of one of the students at the school, agrees with the policy.

    "I'd rather it be dealt with more severely than not," said Gherard. "I would rather them go a little bit too far for the safety of all the children then to say 'okay, it was probably nothing.'"

    Police charged the 7-year-old with possessing an imitation firearm in or on an education institution – a misdemeanor and a minor juvenile offense in New Jersey.

    School officials described the child as "a nice kid" and "a good student." Authorities haven't commented on what specific disciplinary action or punishment the boy faces though it could involve counseling and other resources made available to the family.

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...115125844.html

    Everyone involved in this should be put on the unemployment line. Evidently common sense has left New Jersey.

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    Police charged the 7-year-old with possessing an imitation firearm in or on an education institution
    completely insane over-reaction.

    sadly "zero tolerance" equates to "zero common sense"


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