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article imageOp-Ed: Gun phobia

By Alex Allen     Apr 17, 2013 in Politics
A New York elementary school was invaded by a SWAT Team earlier today. The team was working off a tip from the school's administration that one of the students may have had a gun.
John Orwell, the principal of Police State Elementary in New York City, told Corporate Media 5 News that he overheard a six year old student mentioning the word "gun" and saw him laughing and making 'gun-like hand gestures' with a few of his classmates.
"I didn't know what to do," said Orwell. "I was afraid that he might have had a gun and that he could have been planning to use it on people at the school." In a spontaneous and courageous act, Orwell got in touch with the police. He notified them that there was a potential terrorist threat involving a weapon at the school.
Within minutes, the school became an all-out war zone. The facilities were shut down, two military style helicopters were flying overhead, and the SWAT team was there, fully armed, and ready for action. They quickly entered the school with their weapons and searched until they were able to find the young boy who had been participating in this 'terrorist-like' activity. They pulled the young boy from his classroom crying and began to question him.
"We were just doing our job, asking him the right questions," said Bob McBuffman, one of the SWAT Team members. "We asked him if he was associated in any way with Al Qaeda or if his parents were Libertarians or Constitutionalists."
Because the boy was sobbing uncontrollably and unable to answer their questions, the SWAT Team was forced to strip search him and luckily, no weapons were found; but they did find a picture of the boy with his family in which his father was waring a Ron Paul 2012 t-shirt and a hat that read ',' causing the team to report the family as possible violent extremists to their local fusion center.
Clearly what you just read was not the account of a real event. It was a satire piece I wrote for my website, Liberty recently to point out the growing paranoia over guns in America. But while this particular event may be somewhat comedic and made up, several other similar events have been taking place all across the country, especially following the shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.
In January, 2013, a five year old girl was suspended from school for 10 days for a "terrorist threat" after she suggested she and a classmate shoot one another with pink "Hello Kitty" bubble guns, plastic toys that shoot bubbles.
Bubble guns are not the only thing school officials are afraid of, however. Around the same time as the "bubble gun incident," a Long Island high school went on lock-down for six hours in response to a fake toy 'Nerf' gun and talk of 'Nerf' guns caused a lock-down at Bronx Elementary School.
It was also reported recently that a seven year old student at Park Elementary School in Baltimore was not only suspended for shaping a strawberry toaster pastry to look like a gun, but counseling was offered to students who were "traumatized" by the event.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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