People Don’t Kill People, Candy Canes Do!

No this is not a joke, at least to one public school in the state of Virginia:

Skylar Torbett, also a junior, said administrators told him, “They said the candy canes are weapons because you can sharpen them with your mouth and stab people with them.” He said neither he nor any of their friend did that.

I came across this while perusing Instapundit ( http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/ ), which led to the main article where you learn that a group of 10 students known as the “Christmas Sweater Club” was handing out 2 inch candy canes to their fellow students before school started . From there the Commissar Principal of the school makes the usual noises about punishing these vile hoodlums that handout dangerous weapons to the impressionable young. However it looks more like the usual of discriminating against those that try to enjoy the Christmas season:

Mother Kathleen Flannery said an administrator called her and explained “not everyone wants Christmas cheer. That suicide rates are up over Christmas, and that they should keep their cheer to themselves, perhaps.”

You can read the full article here:

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=126671&catid=188

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