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Six Year Old Suspended For Making Gun Gesture With Hand At School

Remember the Columbine incident over 14 years ago?  Right after that school shooting, people were on-edge.  Rules were changed nation-wide, and our schools began the first of many steps to become the little prisons that they’ve become today.  Kids were suspended for almost nothing and all the things that we did as kids were no longer allowed. 
Now, a six-year old has been suspended for making a gun gesture at school.  How silly can you get?  Yes, this is in response to what happened at Sandy Hook, which is highly unfortunate. But maybe we need to all realize one simple fact:  Those kids weren’t killed by a six year old.  Instead, they were murdered by a deranged adult.  There’s a big difference. 

A Maryland family is fighting the one day school suspension of a 6-year-old boy who made a gun gesture with his thumb and forefinger while in class.

The boy was suspended after pointing the finger gun at a classmate and saying “pow,” WTOP reported. The incident came a week after a gunman stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, including 20 children.

The boy’s family said they got a letter from Roscoe Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Md. saying the child was being suspended over the gun gesture and had also been spoken to about a “similar incident,” the Washington Examiner reported.

The family also obtained a lawyer.

“What they’re doing is looking at the worst possible interpretation of a young, naive 6-year-old,” attorney Robin Ficker told the Examiner. “This is a little child who can’t form the intent to do anything like that.”

The Montgomery County Public Schools said its policy is not to discuss matters of student discipline.

via Maryland boy, 6, suspended from school for making gun gesture with hand and saying ‘pow’ – NY Daily News.

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