This is absurd to a level I can’t even comprehend. I mean, how stupid does a person have to be for suspending a 6-year-old over making a gun gesture with his hand? Newsflash to the school principal: It’s not a real gun and he’s SIX YEARS OLD! You idiot.
These people in Maryland are just insane:
YAHOO NEWS – A suburban Washington, D.C. family has retained legal counsel after their six-year-old son was suspended from school for making a gun gesture with his thumb and forefinger, pointing at another student and saying “pow.”
The boy, a student at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, made the universal kid sign for a gun a week after 20-year-old Adam Lanza massacred 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The boy’s parents received a letter explaining that his punishment would be a one-day suspension, to be served January 2, the first day students return from winter break, reports WRC-TV.
Robin Ficker, an attorney representing the family, maintains that school officials overreacted to the pretend gesture. The boy is too young to comprehend in any meaningful way the significance of his actions, Ficker argued.
“He doesn’t understand,” Ficker told the NBC affiliate. “The law says he is not old enough to form intent.”
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