RIP Society: This Elementary School Took Away A Blind Boy’s Cane And Gave Him A Pool Noodle Instead

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like taking away a blind child’s cane and replacing it with a pool noodle. At least, that’s what one elementary school in Kansas City thought.

After an eight-year-old blind boy, Dakota Nafzinger, was reprimanded by his bus driver for hitting another student with his cane, the driver took away Dakota’s cane and refused to give it back to the child when it was time for him to get off the bus. To make the situation ten times worse, the school decided to KEEP THE CANE for two weeks as punishment. The assholes at Gracemor Elementary then replaced the boy’s cane with a POOL NOODLE, which does nothing to help him, except for maybe letting others know he’s a fun aquatic companion.

“It’s a lot harder with this,” Dakota told a local news team. OF COURSE IT IS. IT’S A FUCKING POOL NOODLE. Give the kid his cane back!

While the cane in question did actually belong to the school, and was provided for the boy to help make sure he didn’t continuously bump into things and fall down, it’s a low blow to take that away simply because he gave someone a little whack. What happened to, like, a good firm talking to? Or detention? Or perhaps ANYTHING that didn’t essentially steal a young boy’s balance. It’s like when Ursula took away Ariel’s voice, but way, WAY worse. What is wrong with people? [FOX2]