It's events such as this that really damage my hope for humanity as a whole.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- School officials suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching what looked like a gun, saying the action posed a threat to his classmates.
The drawing did not show blood, bullets, injuries or target any human, the parents said. And the East Valley Tribune reported that the boy said he didn't intend for the picture to be a threat.Chandler district spokesman Terry Locke said the crude sketch was "absolutely considered a threat," and that threatening words or pictures are punishable.
So the mere incantation of a sketch of a gun is now threatening? Where are we headed with this reactionary mentality?