It seems like something deep in the human psyche almost requires young boys to play with weapons. So many of us did so, even if we didn’t have toy guns for some given reason. Hell, all I needed was a conveniently shaped stick and I was ready to go to war with the forces of evil.
So the idea of a kid building a gun out of LEGO bricks isn’t surprising.
Unfortunately, neither is the fact that the school completely freaked out.
A Connecticut school called the cops on a student who built a gun out of Legos and pointed it at other classmates.
Police were called to Jepsen Magnet School in New Haven this week because an unidentified child was pointing the gun made out of colorful toy blocks at other students.
Very few details have been released by the school which serves students from pre-K to eighth grade.
Will Cook, a spokesperson for New Haven Public Schools told Fox61: ‘School leaders and local police partners were able to investigate and resolve the issue internally with use of restorative practices.’
‘Appropriate steps were taken at the school level to insure the safety of all students and to impress upon the students the seriousness of engaging in positive peer interactions while avoiding conduct that may pose risk or concern to others.
Seriously? People felt threatened by a kid with a Lego gun?
And they wonder why all their doom and gloom rhetoric about guns has little to no effect on the rest of us. I mean, even if I were so inclined, the fact that teachers in an anti-gun state like Connecticut were terrified of a young kid pointing a gun that was clearly made out of plastic bricks makes it impossible to take their fears seriously.
After all, if your terrified of a LEGO gun, then perhaps the problem isn’t my guns but your amygdala, the part of the brain that controls fear.
It’s funny. People will always paint we pro-gun folks as being fearful, but we’re not the one calling the police on a kid with a LEGO gun. We’re not horrified that a child built a model that was supposed to be a firearm. We’re not.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’d rather he not point it at people. I figure elementary school is a good age to learn gun safety rules, after all. This was a great learning opportunity.
But no. Teachers in an anti-gun state completely lost their crap because a kid did what kids have been doing since the dawn of time. The kid created a toy proxy of a weapon.
In fact, it wasn’t enough to punish the kid as many schools have done –and been ridiculed for, I might add– but the school needed to call the police. What, were they afraid the child’s LEGO gun would go off if they tried to disarm him?
Honestly, I don’t know how any parent can look those particular teachers in the eye after this without bursting into laughter.
Absolutely pathetic fail on the part of supposed adults.
On the plus side, I fully expect London’s mayor to ban LEGO knives any day now.