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Autistic Student Plays With “Imaginary Rifle” at School, Their Response has Parents Furious

Where do schools draw the line?

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An autistic fifth grade student at Conroe Independent School District in Texas was arrested and hauled away after pointing an “imaginary rifle” at his art teacher.

Apparently, the teacher felt this was a legitimate threat and immediately reported the incident to the authorities.

The student, David Sims, said, “She (CISD Police Officer) just put handcuffs on me and told me I need to go with her.”

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“They just said, ‘We don’t tolerate that. We take it as a threat.’ A threat? He didn’t threaten anyone. He didn’t do anything but play,” said Amy Sims, David’s mother.

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Amy Sims says she wasn’t notified of the classroom incident until after her son was in custody. Like many students challenged with autism, Amy says her son simply didn’t understand “make believe” gunplay on campus has become inappropriate behavior.

“Being put in handcuffs, not knowing what he did wrong, I could have had a talk with him and told him look, I know you like to play guns, but you can’t do it in school,” said Amy Sims.

David spent two hours and eleven minutes at the Juvenile Detention Center. Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright says given his age and disability it’s likely criminal charges can be avoided.

Lambright went on to say that Sims’ rifle incident was preceded by an actual threat of physical violence and that this wasn’t the first time an incident like this has happened.

Amy Sims believes the school is discriminating against her son because of his mental disability, assuming that since he has issues, that makes him more susceptible to extreme acts of violence, like a mass shooting.

Conroe ISD has informed the Sims family they must send their son to an alternative disciplinary school for the rest of the Spring semester.

So where exactly do schools these days draw the line? Are kids still allowed to play “cops and robbers” on the playground? An imaginary gun is not equivalent to the real deal. It’s unbelievable that such a statement needs to be made, but welcome to the 21st century.

Source: Fox 26 Houston

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Matthew McConaughey Tells Americans To ‘Embrace’ Results Of 2020 Election ‘Whichever Way It Goes’

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Actor Matthew McConaughey has a message for Americans ahead of the 2020 presidential election and to be honest, it’s one you probably wouldn’t have guessed would come from someone with his amount of Hollywood clout. We’re all so used to raging liberals just hating on the president for no logical reason that when someone from the entertainment industry actually offers some sort of reasonable response to the political madness of our time it takes you off guard. According to McConaughey, regardless of which way the election works out, Americans should “embrace” it. via Fox News: McConaughey, 50, promoted his new book “Greenlights” on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday and spoke about his motto: “When faced with the inevitable, get relative.” Applying that motto to the race between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, he said, “It’s not inevitable who’s going to win.” “After that happens, whether it’s an incumbent or whether it’s Biden, after it happens is when it’s time to get constructive and not be in denial,” McConaughey stated. “It’s time to get constructive and not deny the fact of whatever’s happened and embrace the situation,” he said speaking about the future president. “Whoever is going to be commander in chief and president of the United States of America, that’s not something, hopefully, that we’re going to deny or be able to argue,” the actor told the “Fox & Friends” crew. “I hope it’s a clean election,” McConaughey went on. “Whichever way it goes I hope it’s clean and that there’s no debate.” Now, embracing it doesn’t mean just going with the flow completely and not holding whoever wins up to the standards of morality and the Constitution. But it does mean not being a crybaby and throwing a fit, burning neighborhoods to the ground and looting…

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Three Out Of Four Voters Believe Big Tech Has Too Much Influence On Political News

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According to a new poll published by the Washington Examiner/YouGov has found that three out of four registered voters think that social media companies have way too much pull and influence over the kind of news that users see and read, with a large swath of the population believing these companies are politically biased. The poll found that nearly 76 percent of individuals surveyed thought that social media companies have far too much influence, compared to a measly six percent who thought they had too little. A scrawny 11 percent said they have just the right amount of influence. via Washington Examiner: These results come after social media giants Facebook and Twitter suppressed sharing a story about emails purportedly obtained from a computer belonging to Hunter Biden that could create political problems for his father, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, shortly before the election. Republicans have charged Twitter and Facebook with making an “in-kind contribution” to Biden’s campaign by preventing users from sharing the news on their platforms. Conservatives have been pressing Senate Republicans to hold hearings on the social media companies’ handling of this story soon. In the same poll, the public is split on the question of whether the former vice president has been honest about his son’s business activities in other countries. A plurality of registered voters, 39%, believe social media bans have been biased against the Republican Party. This includes a huge majority of Republicans at 82% and a plurality of independents at 37%, though only 6% of Democrats agree. “Another 20% of registered voters believe that social media is biased against both parties. This includes 28% of Democrats and 26% of independents, though only 6% of Republicans agree,” W. James Antle III wrote in his report. “Just 9% think social media content bans are biased…

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