Brickbat: Better Safe Than Sorry

Officials locked down a Bronx, New York, school for an hour and had police search it after a campus aide reported hearing a 12-year-old student say something to another about a gun. After questioning the boy, they found he was talking about a Nerf gun, which was at his home.

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  • ||

    they found he was talking about a Nerf gun, which was at his home.

    So they went to his home and shot his dog?

  • XTSee||

    Yes, of course. How did you know that?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    When in lockdown, is there teaching going on? Because if not, the one valuable thing the kids could learn from that school is to talk about Nerf guns when the teacher has a quiz at the ready.

  • waaminn||

    Sounds like a prettty cool story to me bro.
    www.ImAnon.tk

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Were you listening to The Dude's story, waaminn?

  • ||

    Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish. These fucking amateurs...

  • Reverendcaptain||

    I'm waiting for the first kid who wears a picture of Obama with a shotgun. In fact, I wish an entire class would take it upon themselves to wear said t-shirts en mass. But do it a day after one of them wears one with another person holding a gun and is sent home. And call the local TV stations. Then watch the school do nothing and ask why.

  • 21044||

    For the first time in 39 years, you made me wish I were in high school again.

  • some guy||

    If only I knew then what I know now...

  • Brandybuck||

    Funny. Years and years ago I substitute taught in a high school English class for a day. This was the day after a student was sent home for wearing Black Sabbath teeshirt. The reason he was sent home was because the pentacle was a religious symbol. The day I was there half the class was wearing black Christian teeshirts with crosses on them. I told the class that they had renewed my hope in the future generation.

  • mr lizard||

    With nerf guns like that we will never defeat the scourge of Tactikool.

  • Almanian.||

    I bet he's got GrrrAnimals Digital Camo matching underwear, too.

  • JW||

    Officials locked down a Bronx, New York, school for an hour and had police search it after a *campus aide* reported hearing a 12-year-old student say something to another about a gun.

    In my day, we called them janitors.

  • ||

    Please poppa, tell me more about the olden days. Did you really play free in parks until sundown?

  • Almanian.||

    It was a wild time. A WILD time. Free range kids roaming the parks like the old west - gangs of soulless gingers taking juice boxes from scred little girls, roving loners stealing marbles from the weak, all kind of kids rubbing dirt on open wounds to "make it better"....

    But we've been saved by Our Overlords (PBUH), who have banned everything. PRAISE GODVERNMENT!

  • Way Of The Crane||

    PRAISE GODVERNMENT!

    I see what you did there.

  • Almanian.||

    It was a wild time. A WILD time. Free range kids roaming the parks like the old west - gangs of soulless gingers taking juice boxes from scred little girls, roving loners stealing marbles from the weak, all kind of kids rubbing dirt on open wounds to "make it better"....

    But we've been saved by Our Overlords (PBUH), who have banned everything. PRAISE GODVERNMENT!

  • Way Of The Crane||

    PRAISE GODVERNMENT!

    And there.

  • Brandybuck||

    You can say that again!

  • sarcasmic||

    Back when I was a boy, children would ride bicycles without helmets and the cops didn't give them tickets! Can you imagine?

    We could walk around with a BB gun and the cops wouldn't hassle us! Can you imagine?

    We could play outside and the cops wouldn't hassle us! Can you imagine?

    Children were actually allowed to be children! Can you imagine?

  • Way Of The Crane||

    We could walk around with a BB gun and the cops wouldn't hassle shoot us! Can you imagine?

    FTFY

  • some guy||

    We could play around on construction sites and empty lots... and cops wouldn't hassle us!

    We could make rubber band "guns" at school and cops wouldn't hassle us!

    We could super heat the tip of a ballpoint pen and stick it on some other kid's neck... and the cops wouldn't hassle us! (I haven't heard of a kid getting in trouble for this one. Do kids still do this?)

  • sarcasmic||

    We used to make water weenies. That was fun. These days I imagine a kid would get arrested for that.

  • Way Of The Crane||

    If you have pictures, I'm pretty sure that counts as child pornography.

  • sarcasmic||

    I still have a couple grey marks in my knee where the principal's son stabbed me with a pencil. I imagine he still has a grey mark in his sternum where I stabbed him back. These days I would have been charged with attempted murder.

  • Brandybuck||

    When I was a kid we used to ride our bikes as fast as we could. One day I was riding my bike as fast as I could, on the road next to the curb, when I hit the rain gutter. The front wheel went down in the gutter and the bike flipped. I flew through the air *over* a car and face planted into the asphalt.

    I then picked myself up, picked up my bike, and rode home. Whereupon my mother yelled at me for ripping my shirt.

  • Almanian.||

    That is fucking AWESOME!

    You rock, Brandybuck!

  • some guy||

    We played "until the street lights came on". Then we had 5 minutes to get home. Otherwise we got a paddlin'.

    Nowadays we would have been either kidnapped or sent to a foster home by the age of 8.

  • Mensan||

    Hell, we stayed out well past when the streetlight (singular) came on.

  • Bee Tagger||

    after a campus aide reported hearing a 12-year-old student say something

    If all it takes for lockdown is hearing someone else say something about a gun, I have to imagine this event will propel them into a neverending loop of lockdowns as staff hear other people talk about the reason for the lockdown.

  • Almanian.||

    I had to explain this to our local union eejits again the other day when we had a little "behavioral incident".

    Why didn't we call the cops!? Why didn't we dump the building?!?! We have to go tell all the employees that...nothing has happened, but we responded!!!

    "It's like bomb threats. You know what you NEVER do when you get a bomb threat? You never dump the building unless your sure it's a credible threat. Y'know why? Cause 99.999999etc.% of bomb threats are phony, and if we respond to them as you suggest, we'll get a bomb-threat call every day. From our employees...."

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Who calls in a bomb threat? I mean, if someone was serious about blowing up your factory, why would they alert the factory? Alerting the factory to the presence of a bomb is going to result in bomb detection, and probable disposal. Wouldn't the bomber want to go about business as quietly as possible? Bomb threats are straight up retarded, yo!

  • Geoff Nathan||

    One year while I was teaching a class that had a window facing the front of the building there were bomb threats called in every Friday at 1 PM. I suspect some other class in the building had a quiz each Friday. In any case, we could see the cops coming up to the building and then they escorted us out.
    After the third time we reconvened in the cafeteria the Student Center around a large table. It was annoying not to have a blackboard, but at least we completed the class.

  • Almanian.||

    NERFS ARE GATEWAY GUNZ!!!!

  • ||

    That's why dads like them so much! Early training for kids too young to plink. My boys' favorite is the battery powered .50 cal.

  • Rich||

    they closed down campus, as heavily armed police swarmed PS 4 to search for that student. ... A school official made an announcement to parents outside saying : "... School will resume as normal".

    "Now, children, this is what adults call a 'teachable moment'. So, without using the word 'gun', please write a two-page essay on what you just learned from this."

  • R C Dean||

    heavily armed police swarmed PS 4

    No risk of anything going wrong there.

  • sarcasmic||

    A kid talks about a toy gun and the government sends in troops with fully automatic rifles, ready and willing to perforate a child.

    We're doomed.

  • Drake||

    I couldn't make that shit up. A teacher couldn't ask for some clarification before sending in the storm troopers?

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