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Posted at 7:23 PM ET, 02/ 7/2011

Going ballistic over a pea-shooter

By Richard Kennedy, Lorton

The Feb. 2 Metro article “Va. student expelled for shooting pellets” stirred some old memories. When I was a student in New York in the 1950s, almost every boy had a similar “weapon” — they were called pea-shooters. A student caught using this nefarious device would have it confiscated and would possibly be sent to detention after school, but nothing more than that for such a trivial offense.

By Richard Kennedy, Lorton  | February 7, 2011; 7:23 PM ET
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Well I was in school during the 1970s and you probably would have gotten an afternoon of detention for such a crime.

The truly scary part is back then I thought grown-ups didn't have a clue. Now I know it to be true with today's educators. Are these people my peers??

Posted by: LMarie1 | February 8, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

When I was in school during the '90s, spitballs (spit + paper wad) were more than enough.

My gawd, the pea-shootin' weaponry & ammo just keep getting more and more sophistamacated!

Damn dangerous kids!! *shaking fist*

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | February 8, 2011 5:26 PM | Report abuse

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