Third grader’s birthday cupcakes with plastic army men deemed ‘insensitive’

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At least he wasn’t suspended or charged with a hate crime.

Last week, a third grade boy at Michigan’s Schall Elementary School brought 30 cupcakes to school in celebration of his ninth birthday. The cupcakes were topped “with plastic army guys like the ones countless boys and girls have played with for decades,” reports WNEM.com.

But Principal Susan Wright stopped the boy from passing the treats out to classmates until the plastic army soldiers had been removed. Wright said the figures were “insensitive” in light of the recent Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut.  Wright called the boy’s father, Casey Fountain, personally to explain her reasoning.

But Fountain didn’t accept the explanation. He said the plastic figures represent WWII soldiers and have no relation to Sandy Hook, reports KCTV5.com.  We’d go even further: Not only were American soldiers not responsible for the Newtown massacre, but they risk their lives every day to protect innocent civilians from evil.

Any complaints about the toy soldiers from parents or students would have allowed school leaders to explain the contributions our fighting men and women make to preserving the American way of life.

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