I don't understand Anne Arundel County Public Schools spokesperson Bob Mosier's comments to the news media regarding the recent suspension of an 8-year-old student ("Lifetime NRA membership for boy sparks criticism," June 2).
"It's outrageous that elected officials in our state who don't have anywhere near all the facts of this situation would choose to exploit an 8-year-old child for political purposes in a stunt like this," Mr. Mosier said Thursday.
The lunkheads in charge at one of his schools suspended an 8-year-old for possessing a pastry nibbled into the shape of a gun. When local politicians rubbed this boneheaded decision in his face by offering the boy a lifetime membership in the NRA (with his parents' approval), Mr. Mosier still has the nerve to tell us we don't have the facts?
What did we not know: the flavor of the pastry or the icing on top of it? Were there additional pastry guns or ammo laden with frosting found on the school campus? Were there other, unnamed 8-year-old co-conspirators packing guns made out of strudel as well?
Mr. Mosier has no way out of this mess. He's a liability and should be fired. The school system should spend its tax dollars on students, not on overpaid front men.
Brad Botwin, RockvilleCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun