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School Says No To Birthday Cupcakes Adorned With Green Plastic Army Guys

You remember those little green army guys we all played with as kids?  The ones we all looked up to and wanted to be someday.  Has our ‘political correctness’ really come this far?  You won’t believe this story…

In the latest episode of ‘gun panic’ a Michigan third grader had his 30 cupcakes confiscated by the school principal because they had ‘green plastic figurines’ representing World War Two soldiers. The principal said the “military themed” cupcakes were “insensitive” in light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting because the Army figurines were holding guns. The boys father had this to say when interviewed,

It disgusted me. It’s vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers. We’re just taking political correctness too far – Casey Fountain

The Mother, not with her normal tone, told the school to remove the Army figurines and please serve the cupcakes. (The office staff by the way thought they were beautiful.)  So here we have a school that won’t even allow a plastic Army guy into the school while many school districts are now arming their own staff to police their districts.  Which one is more scary?

What do you think. Is this going to far?  And this isn’t the first case of what many think is over-reacting.  There are cases of kids being suspended for biting a toaster pastry into the shape of a gun, a student threatened to be removed from class because he wore a USMC shirt and another for having a picture of an antique gun as his screen saver.

What is going on people?  If you have it figured out and maybe a solution or two, I would love to hear from you.  And if you think we haven’t gone far enough yet, I’d like to hear from you as well.  When did playing “cops and robbers” become taboo?

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