He was also suspended from school, and Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman said further action is being considered, including expulsion. ( source)
Thank the heavens above that the appropriate response is being taken by the superintendent!?!?
What I find ironic is that the elementary school that this brandishing occurred is none other than the Douglas MacArthur elementary school.
Douglas MacArthur is the name of the school????
Graduate of West Point in 1903.
Occupied Veracruz with troops in 1914.
Served as Divisional Commander in WWI
Was superintendent at West Point.
Served in WW11 as general of army, then commander of all US forces in the Pacific
In 1950 MacArthur was selected to command the UN forces in Korea. (source of all MacArthur points)
Irony at its finest I suppose. I mean the elementary is named after a man who not only went to a military academy, he also was later its superintendent. Go to the West Point link here, you can't miss the weapons in the slide show...
He served in all the 20th century wars that occurred during his lifetime...even WW11 when he was in his 60's.
He most definitely saw the destruction of life through weapons, yet continued on in his career.
And a sweet, simple house of learning is burdened with the name of a battle proven soldier. How dare they? I think we must start an investigation on the school board, the superintendent, the staff, and the community. What on earth were they thinking?
To the parents of the ten year old, as well to all of those that have children in our public schools...NOW is the time to remove your children from public education. Your removal of the child takes away their bread and butter...
options are vast thanks to the internet.
Signed Mom/teacher/principal/ superintendent/school board of 4 graduates