A school in Colorado sent police to the home of a 12-year-old African American child for moving a toy gun during an online class. The Grand Mountain School in Colorado Springs also suspended the eleven grader from the school for five days following the incident.
Ms. Dani Elliott, the child's mother, said Isaiah, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), picked up a neon toy gun and moved it from one side of the computer to the other during an online class. She says that the school was aware of the child's condition and his problems concentrating in class.
"How do I protect my son, what do I have him do [if] playing with a toy in the privacy of your own home is a threat?" Isaiah Elliott's mother said.
The mother said that after receiving the information of her child's "extreme distraction" during the class, the vice-principal sent the officers to her home. The officers from El Paso County Sheriff's Office visited to conduct a "health and wellness check" on the child.
"I had already explained to the teacher that it was a toy," Elliott said. "I told [the vice principal] that it was a toy. She admitted that she knew it was a toy, but Isaiah's safety was of the utmost importance."
Additionally, the school was recording the events in the child's room without informing the parents. They, however, refused to share the footage with the parent, nut the responding officers did. The mother said she would not have consented. The school said it currently had no policy for recording classes, but they were still getting used to the system.
The school tried to make it appear that the management was concerned with the health of the student. However, they still suspended Isaiah following the incident. Apparently, the minority student is being indoctrinated right from a very young age to hate anything that resembles a firearm.
The student must have felt extremely guilty and afraid following the incident – exacerbating an already existing condition. The potential impact on the life of the child was dreadful, considering the suspension notice was written as if the child had brought a gun to school.
"This could potentially impact his future... look at everything that's going on in the world today," Eliott lamented. "God forbid something happens to my son down the road, people could look at this and decide he doesn't deserve justice. I know that sounds extreme... it's a very real reality for us."
Perhaps the school (and gun control activists) should provide evidence proving how young children who play with toy guns end up becoming shooters. Evidently, this is a case of gun control running out of hand and being drilled in the minds of children at a very young age.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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