HAYWARD -- An elementary school will hold a toy gun exchange Saturday, offering students a book and a chance to win a bicycle if they turn in their play weapons.
Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously.
"Playing with toys guns, saying 'I'm going to shoot you,' desensitizes them, so as they get older, it's easier for them to use a real gun," Hill said.
At Saturday's event, called Strobridge Elementary Safety Day, a Hayward police officer will demonstrate bicycle and gun safety, and the Alameda County Fire Department is sending a rig and crew to talk about fire safety.
Fantastic!!! Wonderful!!!! And, of course, HYPOCRITICAL. Think about it. It is against the rules to bring toy guns to school at Strobridge Elementary. It says so right in their school rules.
Knives, guns, explosives and toy weapons are prohibited and warrant suspension and/or expulsion.
So, in order to participate in this over-reaching Liberal nonsense, the child has to break the rules (since the exchange is taking place at the school). And, we wouldn't want to desensitize the little monsters...here...have a condom.
Again, I think we could solve all this jackassery by showing up in principals offices nationwide and calling the police to arrest the principals for having letter openers on their desks which are essentially knives.