A 7th grader in New Jersey was suspended for something he did with his pencil in math class. Did he poke a fellow student with the lead-filled weapon? Did he throw it across the room in a rage after a particularly tough problem? Did he use it in a sexual manner that was so disgusting he’s got to take a psychological evaluation in an effort to thwart any potential issues in the future. Nope, no, and not even close. He twirled the the pencil in his hand in “gun motions.”
Ethan Chaplin, was recently suspended after, he says, he was simply twirling a pencil in math class. News 12 New Jersey reported that the Vernon Township, New Jersey teenager was twirling a pencil with a pen cap on top when another student yelled, “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie.”
Chaplain claims the had been bullying him earlier in the day and was still looking for ways to “get him in trouble.” Chaplain explained his side of the story but administrators didn’t believe he was getting bullied. They did, however, feel Chaplain’s pencil antics were threatening other students. So the school is protecting one student but choosing to ignore the other side. Sounds very much like what a school would do. But don’t worry, Chaplain was never suspended and he’s back in school. Everything is back to normal. Except for that whole psych evaluation thing.
Infowars spoke to Mr. Chaplin (father), who explained the five-hour long physical and psychological evaluation that his son endured, possibly for naught. Chaplin told the outlet, “The child was stripped, had to give blood samples (which caused him to pass out) and urine samples for of all things drug testing…Then four hours later a social worker spoke to him for five minutes and cleared him. Then an actual doctor came in and said the state was 100 percent incorrect in their procedure and this would not get him back in school.”
I’m sure he’ll be just fine. Just hide all of the pencils. Actually, just hide everything. 7th grader’s pencil twirling leads to suspension and psychological evaluation when called ‘gun motions’ [Yahoo! News]