The zero tolerance Policies of the school systems throughout the country Was initially to be a system to protect kids. However, along the way the good intentions were highjacked, not for protection for kids, but used as a wide blanket and one brush to prevent liability against schools.
From the pastry gun, the bubble gun, the finger gun, all the kids were treated the same as suspended because of the word gun, regardless of the object used. There was another incident on a school bus, one kid hd a gun on the bus and waving it around, Another kid on the bus disarmed him. You would think the child that disarmed the armed student will be hailed as a hero and given just rewards by the school board, but that could be no further from the truth. The hero, Was in fact expelled from the school under the disguise of the zero tolerance policy, because he was involved in an altercation where a gun was present. There was no if ands or butts, because a gun was present in the incident he was expelled, no matter the fact that he probably save lives. This is the biggest issue with zero tolerance, no investigation, just sentencing, no innocence just guilty…
Now, with the zoom issue, I understand that people seeing a gun sitting on a table call the please thinking that it was dangerous situation. Did they overreact? Maybe!
Now, it turned out to be a toy gun, But that’s not the question at hand. We have seen kids pull toy guns and cops and be shot. People would argue that cop should be able to recognize a toy gun instantly, but the toy guns are very realistic and sometimes near impossible to tell the difference from a real gun. . Many of us gun owners would argue that you cannot tell if a gun is real or not but just looking at it.
Now with the zoom issue, I understand that people seeing a gun sitting on a table called the police thinking that it was dangerous situation. Did they overreact? Maybe!
Now the question you ask or posed, it’s just government overreach if you were doing a lot of drugs on video. Unfortunately, when you put something on video that everyone sees it’s almost like plain sight laws. So, if you were to do drugs on zoom, they Would show up.
So, when we do videos, no matter the social platform of zoom, Facebook, etc, we are putting out to the public and unfortunately some in the public will react this way.