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School Confiscates Cupcakes Decorated with Toy Soldiers

Alternet09 Wrote: Mar 09, 2013 9:19 AM
Just want to get this clear. They were plastic. They were in a pose and not really shooting. The guns were not only fake, but no where near life size. If they were truly WWII figurines, there were no women drafted into this fake plastic miniature army.

A Michigan elementary school is defending its decision to confiscate a third-graders batch of homemade cupcakes because the birthday treats were decorated with plastic green Army soldiers.

Casey Fountain tells me that the principal of his son's elementary school called the cupcakes "insensitive" -- in light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

"It disgusted me," he said. "It's vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers."

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...