7 Year Old Boy Arrested for Shooting Nerf-style Toy Gun to Hammonton, NJ, School


So now 7 year olds who bring toy guns to school are public enemy #1?

A 7 year old boy arrested and charged with a crime for bringing toy nerf gun to school. ARE YOU SERIOUS!!! A 7 year old brings a $5 toy to school and you mess up his future by charging him with a crime? UNREAL. The boy was charged with possessing an imitation fire arm on school grounds which is considered a minor juvenile offense. 7 YEARS OLD!!! Yet just another example of nanny state insanity run amok.


A 7-year-old child allegedly shot a Nerf-style toy gun in his Hammonton, N.J., school Jan. 18. No one was hurt, but the pint-size softshooter now faces misdemeanor criminal charges.

Hammonton Police began an investigation into the “suspicious activity” at the Hammonton Early Childhood Education Center Jan. 18 after school officials alerted them to the incident.

The “gun” the child brought to school was a $5 toy gun, similar to a Nerf gun, that shoots soft ping pong type balls, according to the school’s superintendent.

What has this world come to and where is the common sense? With all the crime, drugs, hazing, bullying and sex and more sex and its a nerf gun that authorities make an issue over and attempt to ruin a good child’s future. As states at Weasel Zippers, TRAJEDY AVERTED!!!

Police charged the 7-year-old with possessing an imitation firearm in or on an education institution – a misdemeanor and a minor juvenile offense in New Jersey.

School officials described the child as “a nice kid” and “a good student.” Authorities haven’t commented on what specific disciplinary action or punishment the boy faces though it could involve counseling and other resources made available to the family.

Can I just say that thank God I do not go to school in today’s liberal nanny state environment. With the rules and regs that exist today, I would have been thrown in jail for life. How have times changed you ask?  When I was in third grade my elementary school allowed us to bring real guns to school for our marksman classes and gun safety. The heck with nerf guns, we had .22 rifles. My how times have changed.

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  • Comments

    17 Responses to “7 Year Old Boy Arrested for Shooting Nerf-style Toy Gun to Hammonton, NJ, School”

    1. katablog.com on February 4th, 2011 9:33 am

      That’s not even the beginning of the “zero tolerance” policy victims. About 7 years ago, my son, who had gone to the same schools all his life and NEVER been in any trouble, was expelled in his senior year for having a toy pellet gun under the seat of his car.

      He never banished it, threatened anyone or even revealed it was there. But his car was searched one day (without our or his permission), it was found and he was expelled. He had to finish high school over the internet and didn’t get to walk graduation with his class.

      At that time, I heard many of these stories from other parents. Kids being expelled for mom tucking a plastic knife in their lunch pail for the apple, forgotten toys in vehicles (like my son), etc.

      America has lost its way.

    2. Michelle Smith on February 4th, 2011 11:47 am

      @#1 That is ridiculous and that is what has become of our Country. I can’t tell you how many times I have been to the school complaining about their ridiculous rules. My daughter says it’s like attending boot camp. Next year I will be homeschooling her; I’ve had enough of this b.s.

      Sorry about your son :(

    3. St Stephen on February 4th, 2011 1:53 pm

      I may be wrong, but I doubt it.

      …I can only surmise that those “teachers” that demand a seven year old arrested are either communists or have tendencies that lean toward that most evil and hideous direction.

      What they label as “zero tolerance” to my way of thinking is in reality a quasi-totalitarian philosophy that they are attempting to indoctrinate and poison our youth with.

      The simple fact that it is a blanket punishment with no opportunity for an amicable resolution for the “offending” student or taking a case by case investigation of the situation only reaffirms my suspicion that the so-called “teachers” are more interested in ruining young AMERICAN lives than educating them.

      Much as I support the police for performing sometimes dangerous and life-threatening duties day after day that make our country safe from criminals, I would be saddened if they didn’t find this duty against a seven year old that they had to perform disgusting and an outrage.

      Seriously, folks, I am willing to wager that the politics of those “teachers” that enjoy this “zero tolerance” style of communism would match their adherence to the principles of Marx and atheism.

      These types of school “teacher” fanatics should be investigated fully and we should put a ZERO TOLERANCE on their style of left-wing indoctrination.

      Communists “teaching” our very young…that is despicable yet that is exactly what it looks like!

    4. Edward Jones on February 4th, 2011 2:37 pm

      A child does when he grows up as he practiced as a child. To give a toy gun to a child is to teach the child that it is ok to have, or use a gun. It shows the ignorance of a parent or school system if it is allowed. They more that likley will be in church on sunday.
      SM: Um, it is legal to own a gun dude. How many kids played cowboys and Indians or soldier as a child … what does that mean? NOTHING! Some of you folks really need a reality check. Honestly, you have lost your minds.

      So when a child eats dirt, does that mean they are going to grow up and be a “dirt” person?


    5. Pat in Alabama on February 4th, 2011 9:16 pm

      We are putting our attention to rediculus things like this while the real killers/ molesters/ rapists get a slap on the wrist and get put out on the street to offend again. Seems we have something backwards

    6. St Stephen on February 4th, 2011 11:19 pm

      @5 Pat in Alabama

      …maybe ridiculous to you, Pat, but this is a situation that takes control of the children out of the parent’s hands and into state institutions, kinda like totalitarianism(commie/nazi) or at the very least Authoritarianism.

      Back in the day, the teacher confiscated toys(toy guns, yo-yos, comic books, etc) and either gave them back at the end of the class or school year or told the student to have one of their parents pick the toy up. They knew that the responsibility of the child’s following the rules was in the parents’ domain, NOT THE STATE!

      That is why the so-called “zero tolerance” policy appears in reality to be an indoctrinating effort to manipulate the young minds to accept communist/socialist dogma.

      That is serious stuff, Pat, and Americans are beginning to see right through that pile of smoke and mirrors.

      Don’t be alarmed, though. There are still a multitude of schools where real teachers educate the youth, many of those pupils have parents in the military.

      You have undoubtedly seen on the news where a soldier comes back to greet the child by surprise right in the school with the whole class cheering!
      It happens often and instills pride in America.

      The teacher that actually desired to ruin the life of a seven year old by traumatizing him with arrest and jail should be investigated and dismissed.

      This is where it seems that Joe McCarthy is right!

    7. St Stephen on February 4th, 2011 11:20 pm

      Hey RED!

      I just typed a post and it vanished. It was a little long but I didn’t save it. Can you find it for me?

      Thanks, Scared Monkeys!
      SM: I found it (klaasend)

    8. A Texas Grandfather on February 4th, 2011 11:37 pm

      The problem is that school administrators don’t have the best interest of the children in their care.

      Teachers are given rules to follow regarding behavior and have no choice in the realm of being reasonable.

      It is time for the American people to take steps to close these houses of misguided education and teach the children at home.

    9. St Stephen on February 5th, 2011 12:01 am


      …A Texas Grandfather, with all due respect, the teachers DO have a choice. There is no way on God’s green earth I would allow a seven year old in my classroom to be humiliated and traumatized in class by being HANDCUFFED AND ARRESTED!

      We don’t have to teach the children at home. We have to make sure that there are competent teachers and administrators.

      Hey, nobody said it would be easy, but that is the future of our country that is at stake.

    10. Pat in Alabama on February 5th, 2011 12:48 pm

      #6 St. Stephen,

      Perhaps you took my comment to indicate I thought the discussion of this topic is a rediculus waste of time – not so! You have done a good job of elaborating on exactly what I meant by “rediculus”. Thanks! Schools need to teach reading, writing and ‘rithmatic and parents need to teach morals and manners. It seems that the government would like to teach their morality and the schoolwork is often sent home to be taught. Nobody seems to be teaching manners. You are right; ultimately there is a lot of indoctrination going on.

    11. rightknight on February 6th, 2011 1:11 am

      Flooding the Free Peoples with endless, mindless, regulations
      is common operating procedure for Totalitarians. Choking
      incentive, movement, and activity is part of the domestication
      of the New American Cattle (as seen by the real oppressors).

    12. Debra Denman on February 14th, 2011 1:26 pm

      It is because the govt no longer thinks of the People as, ‘one of them’. They consider us all to be their enemies — UNLESS we obey their every command. We are also required to AGREE with every bs idea they come up with. (Like, decorating cig paks with graphic porno pics of corpese…).

    13. Brian Johnson on April 24th, 2011 3:02 am

      I happen to customize these nerf guns and I can see where the orange tip is an important factor. I only sell them without that when their purpose is a film or to be place on display and not used outdoors. :)

      have a look, I think you’ll be amused if nothing else!



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    15. Joseph Hotto on April 5th, 2013 11:29 pm

      You shouldn’t bring toy guns to school in the first place. The police had every right to arrest him. I have zero sympathy for the 7-year old. His parents raised him under a rock.

    16. Pat Henry on April 25th, 2013 7:49 pm

      What in hell are you people doing putting your children into these public schools? Why not just drown them in the toilet and spare them the torment of being turned into mindless zombies. I used to be a teacher in NYC and can tell you first hand that public schools have precious little to do with education. And now adding injury upon injury your children have to suffer these sorts of outrageous acts by the people they are supposed to be able to trust?

      Get them the hell out of there. There are no good public schools. It would take more time than I am willing to devote to explain why, but suffice to say that the agenda is to make your children as incapable of thinking outside of the very narrowly defined boxes that have been designed for their minds.

      That every parent is not standing outside of their respective board of “education” with torches, pitchforks, and the mind to use them is a shame on them all.

    17. ArchangelCameron on January 3rd, 2014 8:45 am

      This is the country im fighting for?…

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