Felony Charge for 12-Year-Old Girl Giving Pistol Fingers in Class

A Kansas girl was arrested last month and charged with a felony for giving pistol fingers in class, local media reports.

The girl, a student at Westridge Middle School in Overland Park, was allegedly responding to a classmate’s question on if she could kill five people in the room who would they be?  

With her fingers in the shape of a gun, the 12-year-old girl pointed to several students, a source familiar with the details of the incident told the Kansas City Star

The student was sent to the principal’s office where a student resource officer with the Overland Park Police Department suggested that she be taken into custody.  The girl was then hauled out in handcuffs. 

The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office charged her with felony threatening. 

Court documents filed on Sept. 18, state she “unlawfully and feloniously communicated a threat to commit violence, with the intent to place another, in fear, or with the intent to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities …”  or created just the risk of causing such fear, reports the Kansas City Star.  

A spokesperson for the Shawnee Mission School District was adamant that although the gesture might violate the school’s policy on intimidation and bullying, the decision to place the girl under arrest came from the police department, not from school nor district officials.  

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“I want to be very clear: The arrest of this student was wholly unrelated to any district policy. It was a municipal police department decision, and our policies don’t impact police department decisions,” said spokesperson Dave Smith in an email to KSHB.com.  

Meanwhile, the girl’s grandfather believes the entire incident has been blown out of proportion.  

“I think that this is something that probably could have been handled in the principal’s office and got completely out of hand,” said Jon Cavanaugh, the student’s grandpa. 

Cavanaugh said the girl does not have access to firearms nor does she want to harm anyone.   “She was just mouthing off,” he explained.  

It doesn’t appear that prosecutors are backing down, though.  The student is scheduled to appear at the Juvenile Division of the District Court of Johnson County on Tuesday.  

If convicted of the felony offense, the girl may spend up to a year in a juvenile detention facility, according to Cavanaugh.  Not to mention that being a convicted felon may prevent her from joining the military, voting, going to certain colleges, etc.  

“I’m really worried about my granddaughter’s future,” he said. 

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  • Eric May 29, 2020, 3:49 am

    When my youngest nephew was 8 years old his grandmother and I (my mom) took him to an old train near us that does train robbery reenactments with robbers on horses jumping on train firing blanks from old . 45 long Colt revolvers.
    They gave the young kids like my nephew shell casings from their fired blanks.
    My nephew showed other kids on the bus that Monday and one neighbor9noy went to principal when they got to school.
    My nephew was pulled from class, my bro in law got called and had to go to school. My nephew got suspended for 2 days for having that blank shell casings from a fake train robbery, even after my bro in law told the principal how stupid and how it was giving the poor kid the wrong impression of what is right and wrong.
    My nephew is now 16 and never been in any other trouble.

  • Paul October 16, 2019, 3:25 pm

    Watch out Beto’s coming for our fingers!

  • Hondo October 14, 2019, 8:40 pm

    The left is beyond out of control , this is so absurd you’d think it was a story from the ” Onion ” ,

    The family of this little girl should lawyer up and sue the living crap out of everyone involved in this nonsense .

  • Chuck Saltsman October 13, 2019, 6:10 pm

    Did Joe Biden give a pistol finger in a speech the other day?

  • Robert October 12, 2019, 2:30 pm

    Sixty million plus babies murdered (aborted) since ROEvWADE and not one eyebrow raised on the left.
    Thousands of documented violent threats against conservatives, crackers and MAGA supporters and not one eyebrow on the left.
    Guns don’t rate in the top-ten of deaths if you Google it up.
    And yet, one poptart or stick or finger combined with a childs fantasy and you have a f**king catastrophic hissy.
    Never mind alcohol, cigarettes and opioids…protecting the SNOWFLAKES from rampant imagination is all important.

  • MR.PRO-GUN 100%ONLY!" October 12, 2019, 12:55 pm

    This is one of the most fucking OUTRAGEOUS BULLSHIT!”I have ever heard of in my entire life!”the school should be sued DEFINITELY!”FOR A LOT OF MONEY!”AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!”FOR VIOLATING FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FREEDOM OF,EXPRESSION!”SHE IS NOT EVEN OLD ENOUGH TOO BUY A GUN!”AND SHE SHOULD NOT GO BACK TOO THAT PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT BULLSHIT SO CALLED OF A SCHOOL!”I EXPECT A THIRD CIVIL WAR IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS BECAUSE OF THE EVIL COMMUNISTS TRYING TOO TAKE ALL OF ARE FREEDOM AWAY FROM EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN THIS EVIL SCENARIO HAPPENED TOO GERMAN JEWISH HEBREW PEOPLE DURING 1938 IN NAZI GERMANY ADOLF HITLER DER,FUHRER ORDERED ALL GUNS AND ALL ANMUNITION AND ALL BLUDGENING WEAPONS AND ALL CLUBS WEAPONS AND ALL CLIPS THAT GO IN A SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL AND AND ALL CLIPS THAT GO IN A SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE TOO!”AND THEY TOOK ALSO ALL OF THEIR PUMP REPEATING ACTION SHOTGUNS AND EVERY OTHER TYPE OF SHOTGUNS TOO!”AND THEY TOOK THEIR REPEATING PISTOL REVOLVERS TOO!”AND KNIVES TOO!”AND I BELIEVE MAYBE THEY TOOK ALSO OTHER MELEE WEAPONS THAT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT?!”AND LED TOO MOST OF JEWISH HEBREW PEOPLES DEATHS EVENTUALLY LATER!”THEY WER,MURDERED BY FURNACES BY BEING BURNT TOO ASHES OR ONLY BONES LEFT OF THEM!”AND THE SAME SIMILAR THING IS HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON STATE AND CALIFORNIA STATE AND HAWAII STATE AND I KNOW ABOUT OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT THAT WANTS TOO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR TOO IF THEY GET THE CHANCE TOO DO IT!”AND IT ALSO HAPPPENED IN ILLINOIS STATE AND NEW YORK STATE AND NEW JERSEY STATE AND MASSACHUSETTS STATE AND RHODE ISLAND STATE AND CONNECTICUT STATE AND MARYLAND STATE AND DELAWARE STATE AND THEY ARE TRYING THE SAME THING IN FLORIDA STATE THEY WANT TOO BAN SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUNS AND BAN SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES TOO!”NEBRASKA STATE GOVERNMENT BANNED GUNS IN CARS!”AND NEW MEXICO STATE GOVERNMENT STARTED ALREADY AS FAR AS I KNOW UNIVERSAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS!” AND VERMONT AS FAR AS I KNOW BANNED SO CALLED ASSAULT RIFLES TOO!”AND COLORADO STATE GOVERNMENT WANTS TOO BAN SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES TOO!”AND I KNOW MACHINE GUNS AND SHORT SHOTGUNS AND SHORT RIFLES ARE BANNED IN SOME STATES AND WASHINGTON D.C. TOO!”SINCE 1934,AND THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS BANNED BLACK AR-15 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES TOO!”AND THESE COMMUNISTS WON’T BE SATISFIED COMPLETELY UNTIL THEY TAKE EVERY TYPE OF GUN AND EVERY TYPE OF BULLETS AND EVERY TYPE OF SHOTGUN SHELL PELLETS AND EVERY TYPE OF CLIP AND EVERY TYPE OF BARREL AND EVERY TYPE METAL BOX THAT HOLDS BULLETS AND SHOTGUN SHELL PELLETS,AND I BELIEVE THEY WANT TOO TAKE AWAY ALSO EVERY TYPE OF MELEE WEAPON AWAY TOO AND EVERY TYPE OF CROSSBOW AWAY AND EVERY TYPE OF PISTOL CROSSBOW TOO,AND EVERY TYPE OF LONGBOWS,AND EVERY TYPE OF ARROWS TOO FOR EVERY TYPE OF BOW THERE IS!”SO THEY CAN TOTALLY CONTROL EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN OF EVERYTHING WE DO EVERYWHERE AMERICAN CITIZENS GO TOO AND ALL OF THE STATE’S I TYPED OUT HAVE ALL IN COMMON IS THAT THEY ARE ALL COMMUNIST RUN ANTI-GUN STATES GOVERNMENTS!”AND AFTER THE FIRST CIVIL WAR WAS OVER 1865 THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS KEPT ON BATTLING THAT IS WHY THEY CONSIDERED TOO BE THE SECOND CIVIL WAR!”AND THAT IS WHY I SAID I EXPECT A THIRD CIVIL WAR TOO HAPPEN EVENTUALLY IS BECAUSE THE COMMUNISTS WANT TOTAL CONTROL OVER EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN!”IS BECAUSE THE EVIL COMMUNISTS WANT TOO TAKE AWAY EVERY TYPE OF WEAPON AND EVERY TYPE OF CLIP AND BARREL AND METAL BOXES THAT ATTACH TOO A GUN,SO THE EVIL COMMUNISTS CAN TREAT US LIKE THEY DO IN RUSSIA AND CHINA!”

  • Thomas Rhoads October 12, 2019, 7:36 am

    I lost an uncle in the Korean war, which was a war against communism, I fought a war in Vietnam that was against communism and lost 55,000 brother’s & sister’s of my generation in that conflict and now I see that communism is right here at home, it’s not a way of life, it’s a DESEASE that eats up freedom like a cancer and it makes me sick to see what it’s doing to this country…….So what will it take to cure this??????????

  • lukeum October 11, 2019, 11:53 pm

    i never pointed a finger at anyone unless it was loaded with a booger

  • Matt murphy October 11, 2019, 8:49 pm

    Shame on you! I would’ve expected this to happen here in commiefornia. But Kansas? My god people what’s wrong with you? She’s 12 yrs old

  • Michael J October 11, 2019, 7:26 pm

    See what happens when liberals run the school system and the city government? They don’t know what a real criminal or threat looks like.

    • Doc Loch October 13, 2019, 2:12 am

      And you have hit the nail right on the head here. Either there truly IS a conspiracy to destroy all the normality and good in society, OR those who now are in leadership in local, state and federal government and in all the schools from pre-school to university, are SO stupid, ignorant and gullible (but I really think it is a lazy cowardice) that they do not know a psychopathic child from a normal everyday person who is joking around. Having said that, I really feel that it is a lazy cowardice and fear of reprisal that should they go after the real psychopaths, they would be sued! So living in this abject attornified slavery, they must APPEAR to do something so they go after the easy normal children, just like law enforcement takes on the regular plebs for their revenue instead of taking out the real threats like those breaking the highest laws of the land from the white house to congress! What a farce the broken nation has become. There is no walking it back!

  • Gary L HULL October 11, 2019, 4:43 pm

    Next thing on their agenda will be the middle finger salute. They will say it aggressively suggests that rape is being considered. So called liberals who don’t know the meaning of the word are driving this country toward Armageddon. Gary

    • Chad October 12, 2019, 6:31 pm

      Iowa has actually got a statute about that very stupid thing saying what differentiates free speech and what is considered a taunting gesture that can preclude a physical conflict funny I read this post because this very thing was in the Des Moines register

  • Susquash October 11, 2019, 1:54 pm

    It does not appear they teach common sense in their teacher colleges, police academies, nor law schools.

  • ROBERTW October 11, 2019, 1:16 pm

    The kid who ask the 12 yr. old girl should be questioned a little further. Why would this kid ask such a question to a little girl. Maybe the police should be talking to the kid who ask the question to begin with first.

  • Jimmy Kennedy October 11, 2019, 12:05 pm

    If convicted of the felony offense, the girl may spend up to a year in a juvenile detention facility. So she spends a year in juvenile detention. What then?? She most likely comes out very bitter and somewhat “hardened “. Probably will have learned a bit about committing real crime. In which case more tax payer money used to police her. M. Savage is right, liberalism IS a mental disease. Having said that, I would like some background on the girl.

    • Richard Hege October 11, 2019, 8:03 pm

      A friend of mine was convicted of a felony at the ripe old age of 18 in the year 1967. He was given 10 days in jail, and put on probation for two years. We were both seniors in High School. He had quit school to try and support his new wife, and found getting employment was hard without a diploma. He broke into a house, and stole some property. He crossed state lines to sell said property, which made it a felony. He has had an impeccable record for the past 52 years, but the felony conviction follows him today. He has never been able to find good employment because of this one mistake. He also cannot purchase a firearm. I know the man did wrong, but for this one mistake, he has been sentenced to 52 years of punishment. It will be with him to the day he dies. He is not a bad or evil man, but for one moment, he was desperate and made a terrible mistake which he has paid for his whole adult life.

      • Edward Allen October 13, 2019, 8:18 am

        Similar story. An acquaintance of mine “committed a felony” while serving on active duty. He had a 5 months old daughter who he refused to abandon. Meanwhile, his drug crazed wife was out partying. As a result he missed a movement. (Technical term meaning his unit was going somewhere and he missed the bus, plane or other mode of conveyance.) Instead of doing administrative punishment (Non-Judicial Punishment administered by the commanding officer) and either demoting him 1 rank or taking pay away, the commanding officer chose to have him court martialed.

        In a court martial, you are either guilty or not guilty. Extenuating circumstances do not come into play. He was found guilty and, as a result, is not permitted to own firearms, vote……. I think you get the picture.

        Saying somebody has a felony background and that is the sole reason they can’t vote or own a firearm is wrong. There should be a specific list of felonies that will cause you to lose your rights.

        • T1zymrgst October 13, 2019, 11:32 pm

          This is the problem with having way, way too many laws. Each year, hundreds of new laws go into effect across this nation. Most of them are not even told to the people who must follow them. It is often said that ignorance of the law is no excuse. So we probably have hundreds or thousands of cases each year where someone is suddenly finding themselves in court having to somehow defend themselves of alleged crimes that they never even knew existed.

          The system is morally and ethically corrupt, and lawyers, rather than doing everything to prevent these injustices from even occurring within the legal system, seem just as happy getting these cases because it means being able to charge for services to defendants, and prosecutors love it because they will get their payment too, as well as political cachet that can lead towards elected offices.

          Meanwhile, We the People find our family members and friends being railroaded. This girl simply needed to be strongly admonished by the principal and her parents for pointing out which kids she would like to see killed, and the “prohibition” against using your index finger and thumb to portray a “gun” at her peers. People are so damned easily triggered by the most miniscule of sleights, which someone can claim injured their terribly fragile feelings.

  • BR549 October 11, 2019, 11:41 am

    So, was the student actuating her hammer proxied finger ………. or was she choosing to mimic a hammerless S&W Model 642 Ladysmith? For that matter, was the student doing as Judge Judy did?:
    https://tenor.com/view/finger-shake-judge-judy-you-point-gif-7910060

    These are important questions for Libtards to ask. They have nothing else to do in their lives and they are damned certain to let everyone else know that, too.

  • Bradley Flynn October 11, 2019, 11:40 am

    If a kid picks their nose with the thumb extended like making a finger pistol, would that be considered attempted suicide?

    • Stuart October 11, 2019, 6:04 pm

      If it’s a lib-tard doing the picking, then Yes it’s definately attempted suicide as there is a good chance that they may, in fact, pick what constitutes their brain out of their nose.

  • J Atwood October 11, 2019, 11:08 am

    It’s stupid BS loke this that makes school security out to be a big joke. They’ll railroad this girl but do nothing to someone who might actually br a threat

  • trebor October 11, 2019, 11:00 am

    When I was a kid we all had cap guns and played with them all the time. Are cap guns now considered weapons if they are pointed at someone, in your home? Pointing your finger is a felony. Are we living in a sick society or what?

  • scruziel October 11, 2019, 10:52 am

    Folks, the real villain in this story is the DA’s office. They have prosecutorial discretion to tell the police that they’re not going to prosecute. After defeating the ridiculous change before a jury, a suit should be brought against the DA who made the decision to prosecute and go after that person in their personal capacity so that their net worth is at risk. After that, take out the DA at the next election.

  • Bob October 11, 2019, 10:39 am

    welcome to the Commiecrat party, Hitler and Stalin would really be impressed

  • Leighton Cavendish October 11, 2019, 10:36 am

    OMG…she must be white or this would have been all over the news
    “charged with a felony for giving pistol fingers in class”?????

  • Richard October 11, 2019, 10:20 am

    Maybe Nikita Khruschev was right when he said that they ( communism) would take over America without firing a shot.

    • Ardvark October 11, 2019, 12:08 pm

      Yep, said that they would slowly feed us small bits of Socialism until they finally take us over! With the aide of the indoctrinating worthless education system, progressive judges, and communist ideological leaning politicians they will probably achieve their goal! The only positive side to that is all of the loser supporting snowflakes will then get a huge dose of reality about what life is really like under a communist leaning dictator!

  • KimberproSS October 11, 2019, 9:45 am

    My eldest son was in a fight at school when he was 12, defending himself. When I arrived a the principal’s office, he and his adversary were handcuffed together sitting in his office. My son had never shown any aggressively bullying issues but he dang sure wasn’t going to be bullied and this is what it got him. The resource officer took off the cuffs and let him go with me. And I will be happy to tell everyone that this happened at Georgia Washington Jr. High School in Montgomery Alabama. We couldn’t get out of that town fast enough.

  • Dr Motown October 11, 2019, 9:32 am

    Everyone I knew growing up in the 60s would have been arrested….

  • John Jameson October 11, 2019, 9:28 am

    Well, we now have thought crime. Soon facial expression crime is next. PC on steroids!

    • John October 11, 2019, 3:30 pm

      It appears no one in the comments read the article. It’s not just about the fingers, it was about the threat of death she implied. Wait, there’s consequences to free speech? I don’t agree with the actions taken, but in school suspension would have been just fine.

  • Alan Robinson October 11, 2019, 9:02 am

    “It’s a mad, mad, mad world.”

  • Dan C October 11, 2019, 8:55 am

    Society has lost its mind.

  • Davis October 11, 2019, 8:48 am

    Well then let us return to the middle finger salute or leave the thumb down as a unloaded gun. Also let us revere the OK sign as a butt hole instead.

  • Terry Boone October 11, 2019, 8:42 am

    Don’t point your finger at anything you don’t want to destroy,it might be loaded.

  • Robert Frasconi October 11, 2019, 8:26 am

    Up next from Leftists — meat grinders in the principal’s office for all those assault fingers.

    It’s “for the children,” don’tcha know?

  • SteveInSedona October 11, 2019, 8:22 am

    When fingers are outlawed, only outlaws will have fingers

  • Robert Frasconi October 11, 2019, 8:18 am

    If you have children, pull them from these failed, Communist hellholes known as public schools. They are nothing more than government-controlled indoctrination centers run by hard-core Leftists bent on abusing your children educationally and psychologically.

    • Dr Motown October 11, 2019, 9:24 am

      Unfortunately, because of a lack of true school-of-choice options and convenient laws that prevent millage funds from going to private schools, most parents can\’t afford anything buy the hellholes of public schools. Better to protect the teachers\’ unions and bloated public school administrations than actually giving people true choices

    • Dan Daly October 11, 2019, 2:27 pm

      My wife and I drove “beaters” and rode busses when the “beaters” finally received their well earned reward just to put our four children through twelve years of Parochial education. The tuition cost and the personal sacrifice was worth every penny because no child should ever have to endure the the Pagan public indoctrination system that the NEA and UFT refer to as education. It is a national shame that the Eastern and Western Tri State Peoples Republics poisonous influence is slowing infecting the rest of the country.

      • Dan Daly October 11, 2019, 3:02 pm

        OCD attack “SLOWING” should be “ slowly” Spell check casualty. ,!!!!

  • Charles Jennings October 11, 2019, 8:18 am

    Well we’ve got an education system Highjacked by socialists, and since they can’t take guns away from the populace,they’ll go after their children, for Any reasons They see fit.

  • Jack October 11, 2019, 8:18 am

    Law enforcement officer, SRO and those who were involved with the SRO should be physiatrically analyzed. Quite evident the problem lies with them not the girl.

  • Rip Lupo October 11, 2019, 8:17 am

    Putting a 12 year old in hand cuffs is a bit much for a gesture. WOW

  • Jonathan E. Wilhelm Sr October 11, 2019, 8:12 am

    Wow, how in the world did we ever play “Cops and Robbers”or “Cowboys and Indians” as kids & are still alive today?
    What a way to kill the imagination of childhood, with a finger pistol, no less.

    On the flip side, how will our future actors and actresses figure out how to use their imagination to pretend to be someone or something else?
    And what about the fantastic ” I’m dying ” scene?

  • Je9893 October 11, 2019, 8:01 am

    I played cowboys and Indians as a kid also we had BB gun wars.
    I have never committed a shooting of one or a mass shooting I believe myself to be a very responsible gun owner

    • Dan Daly October 11, 2019, 4:08 pm

      We played the same games but citified poor kids were never going to see a BB gun anywhere but a comic book ad or Sears catalogue. We did however have CARPET GUNS and I would be curious to know if there are any of us who know what they were are still around to tell the story.

  • Billy October 11, 2019, 7:29 am

    Now remember everyone, 99% of the police are good people, you know, the rank and file, everyday officer is just out there trying to do a hard job and get home at night. It’s just those at the top who are on a political crusade to strip our rights away. Isint that what Hannity and Tucker say every single night? I get so sick of hearing that.
    Nope, they’re infected too with whatever the hell has went wrong with society. Just like with every other condition suffered by humans, they’re not immune either, BUT, they have badges.

    • Elapid King October 11, 2019, 9:00 am

      I have no doubt that law enforcement will eagerly, with all the giddiness of a schoolgirl, enjoy breaking down doors in the middle of the night and murdering us and our families at the behest of their political masters.
      Make no mistake about it, while we may see a larger number of the military desert, that a very large multitude, if not the majority, of soldiers would gladly do the same thing, especially the career types.
      Make no mistake about it, most people will always put their careers ahead of their neighbors.

  • Sparky October 11, 2019, 7:26 am

    Insane. Simply insane. The girl should sue for “unwarranted punishment”. Our children will grow up as micro thin skinned pansies. But that’s what the lefties want. Easily controlled zombie people.

    • KimberproSS October 11, 2019, 9:38 am

      I agree. If it was my child, the lawyer would be building the case to sue the school and the police the moment I was contacted. You can’t tell me the administration couldn’t have stepped in and stopped the arrest. However, in the school (Public Sector) if a policy is violated there is no judgement allowed, strictly by the book. No sense of logic or personal judgement allowed that way a numb skull can be an administrator. Ruining a child;s life because of an act as this is over the top, unless the child has a history.

  • Mr. Sparkles October 11, 2019, 6:58 am

    “.. the decision to place the girl under arrest came from the police department, not from school nor district officials.“

    What a bunch of BS! The school overreacted, got caught up in the glory of taking a political stand and brought in the local law enforcement who were equally enamored with the opportunity they had to terrorize a 12 yr old girl and then everyone got cold feet and tried to distance themselves from their own stupidity.

  • deanbob October 11, 2019, 6:43 am

    How many of us did the same – used our hand/fingers to look like a pistol and pretended to shoot someone? I know most of my friends and I did; and, yet none of us ever even pointed a real gun (much less a loaded one) at anyone intentionally, much less actually shot anyone! PC gone awry!

  • deanbob October 11, 2019, 6:40 am

    I am amazed yet again at the ….. (I can’t find the right word) of adults in a position of responsibility over children! All the while the real criminals in Washington DC break real laws and US statutes and they get a complete pass by the media and so far, the justice system!

  • Charles October 11, 2019, 5:58 am

    A classroom is not the place to be “Mouthing Off”!

    • E.S. Manley October 11, 2019, 8:18 am

      W.T.F. Are You Nuckin Futs ?
      This is not only a child , But A Little Child ! OMG !

    • TexDad October 11, 2019, 9:36 am

      Are you freaking serious? You think you can keep kids from talking crap about each other because “classroom”? You think a little undesirable speech from a 12-year-old should be met with a felony charge? What a complete load of garbage!

  • JTR October 11, 2019, 5:32 am

    “A spokesperson for the Shawnee Mission School District was adamant that although the gesture might violate the school’s policy on intimidation and bullying, the decision to place the girl under arrest came from the police department, not from school nor district officials.”

    So they just sat around and watched one of the children they say they care about and are ultimately responsible for when they’re at school be taken away by police? In handcuffs? A 12 year old? Yeah, these are people I want teaching my kids.

  • Abner T Yokum October 11, 2019, 5:15 am

    So, did they also arrest the classmate for suggesting the ‘kills’? Only fair and just, correct?

    • Chris D October 11, 2019, 8:27 am

      You’re right. The second charge should have been for “Breach of Peace” of “Inciting violence”. This is really ridiculous. It wasn’t long ago that a child was suspended for making a gun out of “Lego’s”. How would that have harmed anyone? These people need to grow some spines…

      • Daniel Braatz October 11, 2019, 2:29 pm

        … also thinking of the poor kid that got punished for chewing his pop tart into the ‘shape of a gun.’

  • Paul Christensen October 11, 2019, 4:48 am

    She was responding to a question? Why are they going after her when they should be going after the one who asked the question? This whole thing is a charade. Under today’s climate why would anyone purpose such a question? And the school district is claiming to be innocent on this one, that it was not their fault and shifted blame to someone else.

    • SteveInSedona October 11, 2019, 8:35 am

      If this occurred during classroom teaching, then the worst thing she’s guilty of is disrupting the class. ( I disrupted more than my share of high school classes, mostly with fireworks, dirty magazines, and fake vomit.)

      Class disruption used to be punished by a) detention; b) extra homework; c) getting sent to the principal; or in my case d) all of the above.

      But now this little girl has been charged with a felony.

      Wonderful.

      The inmates are running the asylum.

      Bullshit.

  • Paul Christensen October 11, 2019, 4:46 am

    She was responding to a question? Why are they going after her when they should be going after the one who asked the question? This whole thing is a charade. Under today’s climate why would anyone purpose such a question? And the school district is claiming to be innocent on this one, that it was not their fault and shifted blame to someone else.

  • SteveInSedona October 11, 2019, 4:39 am

    Yup – those high-capacity fingers are a real threat.

    Waiting for the Hildebeest to say: “Fingers of war have no place in our schools.”

    But the big question is – Will Dick’s allow fingers to be sold?

    I have one finger for the Overland Park school & PD. Anybody want to guess which finger I’m using?

    • Rod Smalt October 11, 2019, 8:36 am

      Well said!

  • Christopher Chason October 11, 2019, 3:02 am

    WOW! Based on the way things are going in this country now, ALL OF US would have been arrested back in the 60’s and 70’s! Starting with First Graders! I will refrain from stating what SHOULD be done too the imbeciles who made this all possible! (Since FREE speech no-longer exists in Amerika, I might end-up alongside the girl!)

    • Dan C October 11, 2019, 8:59 am

      That is the ultimate intent. Intimidate and control. Obey or go to jail or a re-education camp. Sound familiar?

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