Las Vegas Sun – by Ian Whitaker
Citing the “communistic mentality” of county school administrators, Cliven Bundy’s son has withdrawn his children from county schools.
Ryan Bundy said he made the decision following a disagreement this week with administrators at Virgin Valley High School, where his daughter was set to attend. School officials refused to let the girl carry a pocket knife on school grounds, citing safety concerns. Bundy said he feels that’s a violation of his children’s rights, and has decided to pursue education for them elsewhere.
“When we make a rule that affects the whole based on the actions of the few, that’s communism,” he said.
Bundy said he understood the safety concerns and agreed that a pocket knife wasn’t necessary for day to day school activities, but added “there is no crime in having something.”
When he was a student at Virgin Valley, Bundy said, he brought pocket knives and guns to school without an issue. He said he and his friends kept guns in their lockers and helped a teacher restore an antique rifle in shop class. He used his pocket knife when he wanted to clean his fingernails or scrape something away. He doesn’t understand why his daughter can’t do the same, and feels that students are being treated as potential criminals rather than responsible and intelligent people.
Another dispute, this time regarding school officials’ ability to search his daughter’s locker, also contributed to his decision. He said that was a violation of her Constitutional rights.
But administrators said it’s out of their hands.
“If I allow one student to carry a knife, I have to allow 40,” said Cliff Hughes, principal of Virgin Valley. “On the ranch, you bet. Here we have no classes that require a knife.”
According to Clark County School District discipline guidelines, “knives, including but not limited to switch blade, pen knife, pocket knife, hunting knife, and similar objects” are considered weapons.
Bundy, who said he didn’t set out to publicize the issue, was upset when reporters told him that a faculty member had tipped them off to the story.
“I’m not trying to make a larger issue out of it,” he said. “It’s between me, my daughter and the school.”
He said he would consider enrolling his daughter in the school if the principal agreed to waive the rule and allow his daughter to bring her pocket knife.
“[Children] should feel free to make those decisions,” Bundy said.
6 thoughts on “Citing ‘communistic mentality,’ son of Cliven Bundy withdraws children from county school”
I’m surprised he had them in the public indoctrination centers this long. Funny how people can be awake about some things and still asleep about others. Glad to see him waking up.
“He doesn’t understand why his daughter can’t do the same, and feels that students are being treated as potential criminals rather than responsible and intelligent people.”
The problem is that they’re being dumbed down to NOT be “responsible and intelligent people”, but to be good little well-trained slaves.
“According to Clark County School District discipline guidelines, “knives, including but not limited to switch blade, pen knife, pocket knife, hunting knife, and similar objects” are considered weapons.”
Any and ALL weapons must be demonized, and made to be something to be feared, so that their “see something, say something” ‘program’ (there’s that word again) will reach maximum effectiveness.
Pens and pencils must be banned along with forks, scissors, matches and lighters, plastic bags, stairs, curbs, trees, bees, and anything that could possibly be used as a weapon. That way, we’ll all be safe from ourselves and grow up to be productive slaves.
What’s so laughable, Millard, is that pocketknives and the like won’t be much use where WE’RE going (as far as death-dealing weapons go).
This they know well.
And in RUSSIA:
AK-74: Fast Assembly & Disassembly In Russian School
We are creating another generation of “meat puppets” to be good little slaves and victims for their overlords.
get your kids out of public school NOW its 2014 and we have web based schools it allows you to be directly involved and gets you and your child prepared to transition to full on homeschooling. best thing i EVER DID FOR MY KIDS EDUCATION http://odysseyk12.org/ no punk ass thug delinquents in this school .