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Submission + - Police called over 11-year-old's science project-> 2

garg0yle writes: Police in San Diego were called to investigate an 11-year-old's science project, consisting of "a motion detector made out of an empty Gatorade bottle and some electronics", after the vice-principal came to the conclusion that it was a bomb. Charges aren't being laid against the youth, but it's being recommended that he and his family "get counseling". Apparently, the student violated school policies — I'm assuming these are policies against having any kind of independent thought?
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Police called over 11-year-old's science project

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  • And we wonder why it seems the USA is losing it's competitive edge. We're teaching our children to be afraid of thinking. Counseling? You have to be kidding me. Our schools have become little more than glorified prisons to keep children out of their parent's hair. This kind of reaction is not the reaction of a teaching institution but rather the reaction I would expect from a dictatorship.

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