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Boy Takes Bullet CASING To Preschool. Officials Suspend Him …. And Call Child Services

Boy Takes Bullet CASING To Preschool. Officials Suspend Him …. And Call Child Services

Source: Kristy Jackson / Facebook


TROY, Ill. — Anti-gun hysteria hit a disturbing new low this week in one Illinois town, when 4-year-old Hunter Jackson was suspended from preschool for bringing a harmless object — an empty shell casing — to school.

The boy had put it in his pocket without his mother knowing.

“He’s cried about it and he doesn’t understand why his school hates him,” Hunter’s mom, Kristy Jackson, told Fox 2. “It’s paranoia, and it’s something that’s become quite an epidemic where guns are automatically assumed that they’re bad.”

Hunter was suspended from A Place to Grow Preschool for seven days because he brought a spent .22 caliber bullet casing to school. The preschool had previously given Jackson a letter saying her son would be disciplined for pretending he was shooting things on the playground. The preschool also called the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

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“I’m not sure how a seven-day suspension teaches my son anything about tolerance, anything about why he was wrong,” Jackson said. “It just means his school doesn’t want him there because of things he enjoys.”

Hunter apparently found the bullet in a field while visiting his grandfather, a police officer. The grandfather was teaching the boy about gun safety and hunting.

“I was handed a piece of paper,” Jackson wrote on Facebook. “No words, just eyebrows raised in disgust at my son, explaining that his behavior warranted a seven school day suspension. Which I still was expected to pay tuition for, of course. And a threat that if his enthusiasm for guns continued, he’d be permanently expelled.”

Officials at the school were unable to tell a bullet from a shotgun shell.

“I was met with a stone-faced teacher who said that my son had a shotgun bullet,” Jackson said. “I was horrified thinking, ‘Where could he have gotten this?’”

Hunter has been attending the daycare for about a year.

“This could literally happen to ANY CHILD who happened to find one on the ground and thought it was cool,” she wrote.

What is your reaction? Should the boy have been suspended? Share your thoughts in the section below:

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  1. What a bunch of imbeciles.
    A shotgun bullet?
    Talk about the inmates running the asylum.
    I hope she sues them for mental anguish. At least she should get her money back that she wasted.

  2. This Is Ridiculous!

    This is a bunch of foolishness! This boy is only 4 years old at that which makes it even worse. He is still a toddler picking things up off the ground because of course he is still very adventurous and curious. Expelling a toddler from school for finding something on the ground that he was just very curious about is ruining the boys childhood. It’s not like the boy had the bullet loaded in the gun and was aiming towards people to shoot. The school clearly said he was pretending to aim at other objects and pretending to shoot them. But they did not say he aimed it at other students. Yes violence is wrong but he was not being or demonstrating inhumane violent behaviors at all. He done nothing wrong and neither did his parents. The mother stated that his grandfather who is on the police force, was teaching him proper weapon etiquette and how to be safe around them. This reminds me of the case where the twelve year old “Tamir Rice” was accused at aiming a gun in a city park in Cleveland, Ohio and police officers killed him just to find that it was actually a water gun. What is this world coming to? Kids can’t be kids anymore? Now we can’t even have a nice game with a Nerf water gun because of the authorities ignorance. And this 4 year old baby boy probably doesn’t even know how to be violent because all he wants to do is play and have fun. He feels bad because he feels like the school hates him, which can lead to depression, which can lead to school shootings/suicide later on. People seriously cause some of these problems on therm selves.

  3. An American Homestead

    Moms, please stay at home and raise your children. THEY NEED YOU! It would be better for you to be poor than your children to be left to be brainwashed by liberal nutbags.

    The Solution is simple. HOMESCHOOL!

    • And you can pay her bills?! Don’t be narrow minded just because the school is run by ignorant idiots.

      • some kids have different career paths than their parents. fo one my path is an engineer but my parent dont know any engineering ablilites

  4. This is friggen ignorant. Clearly the staff has no idea of what they are talking about. The citizens should be outraged, cause massive media coverage, and demand resignations of staff, with apologies. If the citizens don’t react with action, including all state citizens, then they are friggen idiots too. These are your children’s educators? God help you. Pity..

  5. Those “school officials” are blatant idiots.
    A piece of spent brass -might- be dangerous if it was thrown… and hit someone in the eye. However, a child could pick up a pebble on the playground that would weigh more than a piece of .22 Long-Rifle (22-LR) brass, and therefore be more dangerous.

    I strongly encourage the Author of this article to do some study and seek out someone (or several people) who does(do) reloading. Words used in this article show the author’s ignorance.
    — Please understand, I don’t consider “ignorance” too be a bad word; it simply means that one hasn’t been exposed/taught the correct terminology. Myself, I am truly ignorant about a LOT of things. —

    This is a good article. Thank you for exposing the stupidity of bureaucrats.

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