GOP Bill Blocks Funding To Schools That Ban Imaginary Guns

A Republican lawmaker has introduced legislation that would block funding to  schools that prohibit children from playing with imaginary guns.

Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, says the Student Protection Act aims to stop  the enforcement of policies that “punish innocent children” by cutting funds to  schools that abuse “zero tolerance” weapons policies.

“Something must be done to restore sanity to the schoolroom,” Stockman said  Tuesday in a statement. “The Student Protection Act would end the practice of  using federal taxpayer dollars to subsidize schools that enforce these policies  that abuse and harm young children.”

In March, second-grader Josh Welch was suspended from a Maryland elementary  school after unknowingly biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.