Comments:saturn_656: In order to be charged with possession of a firearm, don't the authorities have to have evidence that you, in fact, possess a firearm?
Evidence being something more concrete than a cartoon drawn by a 4 year old who drew a picture of her daddy fighting "bad guys" and "monsters".
If this were me, I'd be livid.
Brenda: I must have thousands of rainbows!!
OnTheIce: I smell lawsuit....and I hope he wins.
Kids write strange things all the time...my son filled out an assignment in grade one that said my favourite drink was "beer" (I don't drink) and that I work at Wal-Mart.
Lemmy: This is offensive on so many levels. First, what the hell was the teacher thinking? School board employees in Ontario were JUST THIS WEEK given a training session about abuse and harrassment and their duties to report. This moron obviously wasn't paying attention to that training (or maybe paid too much attention). Seems like incredible coincidence that this would come right on the heels of those training sessions.
My experience tells me that far too great a percentage of teachers have gone from Mommy & Daddy's house to university to teachers' college and into the classroom with zero real-world experience. Therefore, zero common sense. My research also tells me that far too many principals are idiots who couldn't cut it in the classroom, so book-learned their way into administration, again with zero ability or common sense for the job.
Then there's the cops. Seriously? Arresting the guy and throwing him in jail BEFORE searching the house? Why wouldn't they drive the guy home and do the search right then and there? He consented to letting them search. A simple misunderstanding that could have been easily cleared up with a little goddamn common sense.
The dad seems like a cool guy, wanting to cooperate and not getting too angry about this. But I'm with Saturn_656...I'd be fucking pissed and the first phone call I'd be making after my release would have been to a lawyer. I'd be looking for a payday for false arrest.
So would I.
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