The Insanity of Liberalism: School Suspends 6YO for Playing with Imaginary Bow and Arrow [VIDEO]
A six-year-old Catholic school student was suspended for three days after pretending to shoot another student with an imaginary bow and arrow.
According to the first-graders parents, Matthew and Martha Miele, the incident began last Thursday while the boy was playing Power Rangers with a group of friends.
“I don’t see anything wrong with the way he was playing,” Matthew told WCPO.
Martha, who was alerted to her son’s actions while at work, says she was left speechless after receiving a call from Our Lady of Lourdes Principal Joe Crachiolo.
“I didn’t really understand. I had him on the phone for a good amount of time so he could really explain to me what he was trying to tell me,” Martha told WLWT5. “My question to him was ‘Is this really necessary? Does this really need to be a three-day suspension under the circumstances that he was playing and he’s 6 years old?'”
Despite sending an email to and meeting with Crachiolo the following day, the Miele family says the school refused to reverse their position.
“He told me that he was going to stand firm and that he was not going to change it,” Martha said.
In a letter later sent to the family, Crachiolo reaffirmed the school’s zero tolerance policy for “real” or “pretend” violence.
“I have no tolerance for any real, pretend, or imitated violence,” the principal wrote. “The punishment is an out of school suspension.”
Matthew says the punishment is so far detached from the alleged infraction that he wonders how it will effect his son.
“The punishment is so severe in this, it’s hard as a parent to try to make this a teachable moment for our kid so we can move forward in a healthy manner,” Matthew said.
Regardless of the school’s stance, the Mieles say they will continue to encourage their son to use his imagination.