School call police on 6-year-old with Down syndrome for pointing finger gun at teacher

As a society in general, I feel like we’ve gotten better over the years at accepting others and promoting inclusion regardless of differences.

That’s especially in evidence when people make efforts to ensure those with disabilities are given the same opportunities and chances as those without them.

That said, examples routinely crop up proving that some of us have a whole lot of learning to do before we’re at a level when reason and logic prevail in certain circumstances.

My case in point occurred on a recent day in a seemingly normal public school in Pennsylvania. A six-year-old girl, Margot Gaines, who has Down syndrome, reportedly pointed her index finger at her teacher and said: “I shoot you.”