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School Removes Toy Soldiers from Child's Birthday Cake over Gun Violence Fears

School officials at Schall Elementary in Caro, Michigan, recently removed toy soldiers from the birthday cupcakes of nine-year-old Hunter Fountain. 

According to, Fountain's parents were chastized because the cupcakes had a "military nature."

"We walk a delicate balance in teaching non-violence in our buildings and trying to ensure a safe, peaceful atmosphere,” school principal Susan Wright wrote in a statement. “On one hand, there are those who advocate arming teachers, having armed security guards and creating a fortress of defense in our schools."

"On the other hand, there are those who feel that guns create fear in schools and we need to put solid security measures in place, plus practice routines to be prepared in case an emergency should ever occur. Living in a democratic society entails respect for opposing opinions.

"By not permitting toy soldiers on cupcakes at school, no disrespect for our military or for the brave men and women who defend our right to have differences was intended."

Wright did not explain exactly how toy soldiers on cupcakes interfered with a "safe, peaceful atmosphere," as there were no reports of children being scared.

“It disgusted me," Casey Fountain, Hunter's father, told Fox News. “It’s vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers. We’re just taking political correctness too far.”



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