What has happened to the innocence of childhood? During a class discussion, a thirteen-year-old girl attending Westridge Middle School in Overland Park, Kansas was arrested for pointing her finger like a gun at four of her fellow classmates and then at herself after another student asked her about killing other students in the class.
The child was sent to Principal Jeremy McDonnell’s office because of the gesture and the four other students involved were questioned. The school resource officer recommended that the police be called and that she should be arrested. The police then detained the girl and she was later released to her mother.
The disturbing gesture has gotten the girl charged with a felony.
No actual weapon was found upon searching the girl. Democrats running for president now demand that all fingers undergo a universal federal background check but could this have prevented such a senseless crime?
The unidentified student was arrested on Sept. 18 after police say “she made a threat at Westridge Middle School with her finger,” WDAF-TV reported. According to the Kansas City Star, the girl “formed a gun with her fingers, pointed at four of her … classmates one at a time, and then turned the pretend weapon toward herself.”
“No actual weapon [was] found…it was a finger pointed like a gun,” Shawnee Mission School District spokesperson David Smith told WDAF.
More from the Kansas City Star:
A person familiar with a more detailed incident report spoke to The Star on condition of anonymity. The person said that during a class discussion, another student asked the girl if she could kill five people in the class, who would they be? In response, the girl allegedly pointed her finger pistol — like the ones many children use playing cops and robbers.
Because of that gesture, The Star was told, the girl was sent to Principal Jeremy McDonnell’s office, and the other students involved were also talked to. The school resource officer recommended that she be arrested, the source said. She was detained by police and later released to her mother.