Ok, typing this out for the second time because my internet is a dick. This article just popped up on my facebook newsfeed about this 7 year old boy who got suspended for 2 days. Why? Because he chewed his pop-tart into the shape of a gun and said "bang." And when his father asked the school to at least remove the gun references from the boy's record (since it didn't actually have anything to do with a real gun and this could potentially cause the kid problems down the road), the school said they couldn't/wouldn't do that.
SO RIDICULOUS. I fully understand the need for heightened security and awareness given all the recent shootings, but would it be so hard to just use common sense when it comes to this sort of thing? Just recognize that there's a huge difference between little kids being little kids and someone bringing an actual gun to school? Our school system sucks enough as it is, but yes, let's take kids out of school for playing like any other normal kid. Great idea. And good luck trying to stop 7 year old boys from playing guns, I'm sure that will be productive.
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