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3-6 7:15am Tommy, zero tolerance policies

Mar 6, 2014|

Tommy talks to Dr. Bobby Laird, a UNO Professor of Psychology, about what the effect is of punishing kids for playing with pretend guns

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Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)

-- Ohio kid gets fifth grader gets suspended because he. Formed his hands into the shape of a gun and pointed his finger execution style at a classmate he gets sent home. For three days for a level to look -- gun. That he had. Then in Maryland school driver punished as student for actual district rather -- is student for chewing a pop -- in the shape of -- gun. Virginia school district suspends a kid for a plane with a toy gun near a bus stop which happened to be in his own front yard. Pennsylvania five year old suspended for making quote terroristic threats. With a bubble gun. Now is this is I justified policy. Our kids do and is now just to get a rise out of people and they -- on what they've always done. Are we school districts attempting to condition kids and old guns or -- And thereby change I guess the way the adult population looks and 1520 years doctor Bobby -- joins us right now professor of psychology. And my alma mater you know good morning doctor you Dylan mark. Thanks tournament. Thanks to take the time -- -- what is your take on some of the things that I. Related just now some of the events that have happened with zero tolerance policy for guns and schools. Well I think -- other interesting examples of just -- pervasive. These attractions to account for -- a lot of problem or triple. What -- -- -- In preschool teacher and plenty of example most of them to learn to. So dean dean is he getting worsening seems to me and I mean I'm not a young guy at all but I early on his -- cops and robbers and and now pretending to have a gun and shoot -- birds and those kind of things and as a kid -- and -- -- that. There was a tremendous focus on guns and I was obsessed with them. Laura tickets they have built her trust that the topic skipper turned -- -- different. Couldn't -- for awhile. So. You think that these houses makes cents -- so I guess I don't understand. Well well I think the schools are struggling with where aggression and violence. But just not been written in very effective border would be a better way to deal. Are there any time that pitcher. -- -- you can't do that. You can't do. Would become the problem rather than teaching killed and better -- start from one another better -- to go along. Professional storm. But I guess what I can't get passage you know back in the day we played that way and handle through. I guess history Google boys and guess and went after the invention of the got a blade like and one is that. Indicative of us becoming a more violent society and you said it was the adults but I mean does anything we should anything really be done about that one -- is standup. Points another kitty you know index finger extended comeuppance is bang you're dead. They do we do we do anything about bettors are just normal behavior for child. I would -- the normal behavior I think that what -- say about that change in the sensitivity. His -- as to what the child is to make it the other children. Was -- -- the world so implying. Applying double standards about this year. Couldn't -- them on the full time. Developed through interpreter. And a more. Here. I doubt you'll appreciate your time -- -- -- you know hello please --

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