**Update: "A Rhode Island boy whose school banned a hat he made because the toy soldiers on it carried tiny guns was awarded a medal on Friday for his patriotic efforts." Story here.
"Christan Morales says her son just wanted to honor American troops when he made a hat decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures. But the hat ran afoul of the district's no-weapons policy because the toy soldiers were carrying tiny weapons."
No, this is not a line from a Saturday Night Live comedy skit. Story here. Unbelievable. Have we lost all of our ability to apply common sense?
This story will dovetail nicely with my upcoming post on the current educational "social justice" debate going on in the blogosphere.