That right there is some "Zero tolerance" policy, Scooter:
The terrorizing charge against a Freeport Middle School teacher who spoke in class about shooting a rifle will be dismissed if he avoids criminal conduct for the next 60 days.Well, talking about shooting from the roof of a school is pretty clearly a violation of the "zero tolerance" no guns in school policy, right? Good thing he won't be around the schools. Oh, wait:
David Mason appears at his plea hearing Monday at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland. David Mason, 59, pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court on Monday. He was issued a court summons Feb. 14 for what he said during a seventh-grade social studies class the previous week.
Parents have told the Portland Press Herald that Mason spoke about shooting students on the school's roof with an M-16. John Richardson, Mason's attorney, disputed that but would not say exactly what Mason said.
Compare and contrast with this hardened criminal:
Mason will spend the next academic year working on curriculum in the superintendent's office and may retire after that, Richardson said after Monday's brief court proceeding. Mason declined to comment.
A New Jersey second-grader's drawing of a stick figure shooting a gun has earned him a one-day school suspension.The kid's biggest mistake was that he didn't join the teacher's union. Then he could have told all his playground chums that he was going to shoot them from the school roof, and nothing would have happened to him.
Seven-year-old Kyle Walker's mom told an The Press newspaper of Atlantic City that her son was suspended for violating the district's zero-tolerance policy on guns. She said her son told her he'd drawn a water pistol.