Updated: Sep 11
9/11/20- Update to this article here.
If you haven‘t seen this yet, take a look:
Dani Elliott was at work last month in Colorado Springs when her 12-year-old son’s vice principal called with alarming news: A police officer was on the way to her house — all because her son had played with a toy gun during his virtual art class.
Elliott says she was terrified, especially considering her son is Black.
“I never thought: ‘You can’t play with a Nerf gun in your own home because somebody may perceive it as a threat and call the police on you,’” Elliott said. Elliott’s son, Isaiah, was later suspended for five days and now has a record with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and a mark on his school disciplinary paperwork saying he brought a “facsimile of a firearm to school” — even though he was in his own home doing a virtual class. The “gun” was obviously a toy, painted black and green with “Zombie Hunter” on the side.
What in the hell was this teacher thinking?!?!?!? Well, we aim to get the facts behind what was said in district emails regarding this incident and have filed a CORA request with district officials. Being a public school district that is taxpayer funded, they are subject to CORA.
These teachers who are afraid of obvious toy guns need to get a grip and stop the hysteria. Danielle (the art teacher who reported the incident) obviously didn‘t abide by one of her Twitter “likes”:
Further, we know there are emails (to which the teacher even said it was a toy), it’s noted in the police report:
Since she admitted thinking/assuming it was a toy to begin with, wouldn’t that be considered filing a false report?