With all the articles on TTAG about zero tolerance school policies recently and their asinine results, I thought I’d chime in from a free state – Utah. Our elementary school this year adopted the theme of “Mission Possible” to encourage kids to set goals and achieve them. Of course, that was accompanied by a number of ‘Mission Impossible’-themed handouts, posters, etc., featuring teachers in black suits with sunglasses, and such. With the school year ending soon, the school had a dance festival for all the kids to perform for the parents. It started with all the teachers entering on motorcycles (the PE teacher on the moped was the best), or sports cars, with various spy movie soundtracks playing. After all the teachers entered, an authoritative voice gave them their mission (if they chose to accept it, of course). Next, the car trunk was opened and waterguns of various types and sizes were retrieved by the faculty . . .
They then proceeded to engage each other, the students, and parents. I wasn’t able to tell the make and model of all the H2O weaponry that was used, but I would definitely classify some as assault waterguns, capable of sustained bursts. I didn’t see anything that was full-auto, but the guns the teachers used definitely held more than 7 oz of water.