OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)-- Oklahoma schoolchildren could not be punished
for chewing their breakfast pastries into the shape of a gun under a
bill introduced by a Republican legislator.
Rep. Sally Kern said
Wednesday her measure dubbed the Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act was in
response to school districts having policies that are too strict or
inflexible. She cited a recent Maryland case where a boy was suspended
from school for chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun.
Kern's bill, students couldn't be punished for possessing small toy
weapons or using writing utensils, fingers or their hands to simulate a
weapon. Students also couldn't be punished for drawing pictures of
weapons or wearing clothes that "support or advance Second Amendment
rights or organizations."