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Insufferable Common Sense

Timothy Locke, Cherry Hill High School East in New Jersey, gun, gun control, 2nd Amendment, hysteria

Sometimes common sense and open discourse can’t be suffered — or won’t be, anyway.

So discovered Timothy Locke, a popular teacher at Cherry Hill High School East in New Jersey, after discussing the possibility of arming teachers to help protect adults and kids from would-be mass-murderers. Locke also suggested that he’d be among those bearing arms if allowed.

Most of Locke’s students were okay with his opining. But one student was bothered enough by the viewpoint to complain to administrators.

Without further ado, the school — the “Home of the Cougars,” which proudly proclaims its promotion of “a welcoming environment, community, diversity . . . participation . . . growth mindset, grit. . . ,” so forth — searched Locke’s belongings, subjected him to mental and physical evaluations, and suspended him.

Mental evaluation? Wasn’t that a ploy in the old Soviet Union: dissenters must be crazy, hence ought to be carted off to the loony bin? Let’s go nowhere near such sanctions against independent thinking here.

“The bottom line,” Locke summaraized, “is that I was very concerned about security at my school.”

Through an online petition and otherwise, hundreds of students have protested the shabby way that a teacher who inspires them has been treated.

Students less enthusiastic about Locke lament the teacher’s tendency to digress — still legal in all 50 states.

So what now? After a futile school board meeting deflecting questions on Locke’s fate, a second, special meeting is scheduled for tonight, March 6, at 7 pm in the Cherry Hill High School West Auditorium.

Let’s hope sanity prevails.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

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  1. Warren says:

    Americans have a tremendous blind spot when it comes to communism. We still think we live in a free society. Nothing could be further from the truth. Political correctness leads to mental institutions, neighborhood spying, disarmament, and finally the gulag for still daring to speak and think in terms not acceptable to the ruling elites. Americans were once made of sterner stuff, now we cower when we should fight. We use the excuse of cowards, too busy, my business, my education, my family, my job. We put our heads down when we should be in the streets fighting against the hateful and crazy devotees to Satan.

  2. Jack Leishear says:

    Happy Birthday from a loyal reader, whose B.D. is 9 days later.

  3. Npt So Free says:

    If they don’t rule in his favor and have all notices stricken from his record, he should sue for wrongful termination and demand punitive damages.

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