Taylor Trostle, 13, Accused of Being a Terrorist for Playing Cops & Robbers with Finger Gun at School
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 4:10 pm
Every kid has played this before. You pretend your finger is a pistol barrel, you run around chasing each other, and you say things like "bam" and "pow." It's been a staple of playtime for American children ever since there was an actual America.
But a math teacher at the school claims Taylor pointed her very menacing finger gun in the teacher's direction. And that caused the teacher to fear for his/her life. So he/she ratted little Taylor out of making "terroristic threats."
Alas, the principal of Bleyl suffers from terminal sphincterism too. He decided to suspend Taylor for three days for her nefarious acts of finger terrorism.
Under the school rules, a terroristic threat is akin to assault, lewdness or selling dope on campus. Now the 13-year-old honor student is stuck with a blemish on her record, which makes her mom furious -- while she's not busy being incredulous that administrators could be this damn dumb.
"I mean, terroristic threat, to me that's a serious statement," Kristin Trostle told ABC-13. "That's one of the most serious things you could say to somebody."
In related news, engineers admit they've been unable to loosen the tight asses of either educator, despite the use of hydraulic tools and heavy explosives.
See our last story about sphincterism: Wal-Mart Worker Claims Kids Bathing Photos Were Child Porn.