Toy soldier cupcakes were confiscated at a Michigan elementary school. The third-graders nearly missed the enjoyment of biting into a sweet homemade treat simply because of the classic toys used a decorations.
Dad and husband of the cupcake baker, Casey Fountain, stated during an interview with Fox News that the principal told her the toy soldier cupcakes were insensitive because of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. A disturbed young man tragically took the lives of the innocent children and teachers – not a patriotic soldier.
Fountain also noted his disgusted over the Michigan elementary school principal lumping the men and woman who put their lives on the line to protect American families in with a child killer. Hunter’s mother made 30 toy soldier cupcakes for her son to share with his classmates. The 9-year-old boy helped her decorate the treats with plastic World War II replica soldiers.
About 15 minutes after the Schall Elementary School secretary thanked the mother for the cupcakes, the school called to tell the baker the treats could not be served. Since the toy soldiers had tiny little plastic guns attached, they were deemed inappropriate for the classroom.
A statement released by the school about the toy soldiers cupcakes controversy said that such toys were once commonplace, but some parents no prohibit all toys guns. Schall Elementary School administrators also stated that since they teach non-violence at school, the little toy heroes had to go.
The toy soldiers clearly illustrate that political correctness is running amok in American schools. Common sense appears to have vanished entirely from the public school landscape. The toy soldier cupcakes drama is just one of many examples of the distorted priorities in our taxpayer supported schools.
The United States continues to lag behind a multitude of major industrialized nations academically and yet schools are focused on the appropriateness of cupcake toppers. Does the Michigan school not invite local military members into the building for Veteran’s Day services?
The overly sensitive principal could have quickly and easily turned the toy soldier cupcakes treat into a teachable moment about patriotism, bravery, and the freedoms we all enjoy because of the American soldier.
At many public schools, children can no longer tote a tin foil covered cardboard sword during Halloween parties or school plays. Make sure you remove the plastic holster and pistol from your kindergarten daughter’s cowgirl costume, it would likely get her suspended. The highly-anticipated squirt gun fight on the last day of school between students and teachers are now too considered too violent and inappropriate as well.
Children used to play Army and cowboy and Indians at recess, yet no one had nightmares and the phrase “school shooting” was something no one had ever heard. When a child had a problem with a child, they were told to merely work it out, there were no such things as bullying lawsuits a couple of decades ago. Parents and teachers alike often quoted the “sticks and stones” saying and did not rush a child off to sensitivity training.
Since so many schools can’t make the grade academically and too much focus is placed on insignificant politically correct programs, it is no wonder that charter, online, and homelschooling numbers are rapidly increasing in the United States.
What do you think about the toy soldier cupcakes confiscation?
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