WorldNetDaily: Youth suspended over sketch of gun

gun (2) Oh, for crying out loud!

The world is crazy, I tell you.

When my son was about 10 he started drawing tanks and fighter jets.  Eventually he started rendering them in 3D modeling tools.  Now he’s started a college education geared towards become an Industrial Design Engineer.  I wonder if he would have pursued that had he been persecuted for his earlier sketches?

(and it doesn’t even look like a freaking gun to me!)



A 13-year-old boy has been suspended for three days by an Arizona public school because he sketched a picture that resembled a gun, something school officials said they “absolutely” believed could pose a threat. According to a report by KPHO-TV in Phoenix, it’s not the type of greeting the Mosteller family expected when they moved from Colorado Springs to Chandler, Ariz., a few weeks ago. “My son is a very good boy,” Paul Mosteller told the television station. “He doesn’t get into trouble. There was nothing on the paper that would signify that it was a threat of any form.” The principal at Payne Junior High School kept the actual drawing, and officials with the Chandler Unified School District declined to release any information about the situation.

WorldNetDaily: Youth suspended over sketch of gun


  1. @Kate – I agree with you about teachers being totally controlled by an overwhelming bureaucracy that often (IMHO) has their own best interests above the students (and teachers)!

    But I’m sorry – I need to drink a few rum and cokes and get good and blurry-eyed before I can see anything like a gun here šŸ™‚

    Of course, I assume most people are decent and sane, not evil and crazy.

    I wonder if the fact our schools treat our kids like animals in a zoo doesn’t have something to do with their behavior? I mean, we lock them in, herd them around, treat them like a pack, and not like people, expect little of them and provide too little for them.

    I think you are crazy for entering this profession – but at one point you WERE interested in working with animals, weren’t you? šŸ™‚



  2. I can see the gun and yes I can understand why the principal reacted the way he did, but I also believe that it was a knee jerk reaction.
    This student’s teacher should have talked to the student and then to the parents. It’s just a bad drawing. Back when your son was in school, high school shootings had yet to come to life. Teachers were allowed to teach and if a student like to draw tanks then great. Teachers were allowed to think more and knew if his/her student was just drawing or crying out for help. When a school district pays a pile of money for a program which basically tells the teachers We know how to better meet the needs of your students than you do and your degrees don’t me spit, you get reactions like the one you posted.

    You knew I was going to post something about this Rob.