Elementary School Kids Exchange Toy Guns for Books

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By Jason Boog Comments

In Hayward, California, an elementary school had kids exchange their toy guns for a book during “Strobridge Elementary Safety Day.”

Mercury News had the scoop:

Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously … All youngsters attending will be given a ticket to exchange for a book, Hill said.

The event has drawn criticism from the conservative corners, but nobody seems to be talking about the book part of the day.

No matter what you think about the political statement behind the event, remember that reading books over the summer can help kids of all backgrounds beat the summer slide.

(Link via Gawker; image via mikefats)