Breaking news

Havoc accidentally took a toy gun to school Monday among all the other toy crap in his backpack. The backpack is a bottomless pit (or was until about 5pm Monday evening). I don’t know how he or anyone else finds a damn thing in there, but apparently some other kid was digging through his backpack on the bus ride home (why?) & found it & then the bus driver saw and that sort of thing can’t be ignored.

He went to school Tuesday & the principal called me to tell me about how there has to be a disciplinary committee meeting & I’ll be getting a letter. At the very least he is suspended half a day today. We go to the meeting at 11am today to find out the full punishment. They understand he is a first grader & it was unintentional but policy must be followed. Probably he won’t be expelled but he could be suspended for a week.

I’m waiting to see how it goes before I have any reaction.

Because my gut reaction is humor and it’s no joking matter.

This is serious.

But I can’t help it, inappropriate jokes are all that are coming to mind right now.

It’s my defense mechanism.

 

More later as this story develops.

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4 comments to Breaking news

  • SciFi Dad

    Wow. Disciplinary measures? For an accidental offense that occurred innocently (it's not like the kid was pointing it at someone, was he?)

    Definitely keep us posted.

  • Maria Ontiveros

    Oh shoot!
    Rinda

  • slowpanic

    it does sound a bit extreme. especially if they give him a week suspension. that is just punishment for you…. good luck.

  • humel

    Good luck with this one! I think I'd be turning to humour too, but I do understand why they have to take it seriously. Is he OK though? It must be a difficult situation for him to deal with xx