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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 --

What is most to blame for the increase in shooting deaths in cities like New Orleans and Chicago?
  Lack of gun control
  Lack of parenting
  Lack of education
  Lack of good judges
 
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