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    Some say it (*) looked like a gun

    Some say it (*) looked like a gun

    * a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.

    This is from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file (h/t @SteveEgg via @SykesCharlie):

    For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the “silent table” for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun.

    Nicholas Taylor attends David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville.

    School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful.

    Nicholas’ mother LeAnn calls her son’s punishment “absolutely ridiculous” saying he was just playing around and never said anything derogatory or anything about shooting anyone.

    “The kid across the table from him said it looked like a gun so he picked it up and started shooting it in the air,” she told Nashville’s News 2 Investigates.


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    And Consistency TOO!

    Henry Hawkins | December 21, 2011 at 11:29 am

    “You’ll put your eye out, kid!”

    Things to consider:

    An apple or orange looks a lot like a hand grenade.

    A lunchbox is easily mistaken for a satchel charge.

    A blackboard eraser is roughly the same size as a block of plastic explosive.

    Though bright yellow, in the dark a school bus could look like armored personnel carrier.

    Backpack? Wow. Look like any number of military issue.

    I’m sure I’ve missed lots of things…………..

    Why I home schooled my kids.

    Henry Hawkins | December 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Softball bat on a kid’s shoulder in gym class? BAZOOKA.

    […] Legal Insurrection hips us to some goings-on in my native Middle Tennessee, specifically the city of Smyrna, where if memory serves, my family would go on weekends to watch flat-track motorcycle races. In any case, it seems one Nicholas Taylor, age 10, was recently sentenced to Coventry for the remainder of his semester — or at least to the “silent lunch” table. His offense? He is accused of threatening his fellow students with a simulated gun… which had begun the lunch period as a slice of pizza. Further, he may have been less than truthful when questioned about the purported pepperoni massacre. […]

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