School confiscates cupcakes for toy soldier decorations

toy soldierA Michigan elementary school confiscated a third-grader’s batch of cupcakes his mom baked for his classmates as a birthday treat.

Was it because of the cupcake’s high-sugar content? No. Was it because his classmates were allergic to gluten? No. Was it because the school was unsure about something homemade? No again.

It was because the cupcakes were decorated with every little boy’s favorite garnish — toy Army soldiers.

The boy’s father, Casey Fountain, said the school principal called the decorations “insensitive” after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a Fox News report

“It disgusted me,” the father told Fox. “It’s vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers.”

The report continued:

Fountain’s wife made a batch of 30 chocolate cupcakes for their son Hunter’s classmates at Schall Elementary School in the town of Caro. The 9-year-old helped decorate the treats with plastic figurines representing World War Two soldiers.

The following morning Fountain said his wife delivered the cupcakes to the front office. The secretary complimented her on the decorations and then took the cakes to Hunter’s class.

“About 15 minutes later, the school called my wife and told her they couldn’t serve the cupcakes because the soldiers had guns,” Fountain told Fox News. “My wife told them to remove the soldiers and serve the cupcakes anyway — and I believe she may have used more colorful language.”

“I was offended,” Fountain said. “I support our soldiers and what they stand for. These [plastic soldiers] are representations of World War II soldiers – our greatest generation. If they aren’t allowed in our schools, who is?”

The school authorities could have used this as a “teachable moment” — that American soldiers were the “good guys” and a gun in the hands of a trained, responsible person was merely a tool and not something to be afraid of. But they missed the opportunity.

I suppose if the confections were decorated with condoms, that would have been hunky-dory.

Read more at Fox News.

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