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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 . The post Six Year Old Suspended For Making Gun Gesture With Hand At School appeared first on Black Like Moi .

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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7 comments

  1. I guess we should remove the letter L and the Letter R cause that’s a rifle and a Tommy gun to a child

  2. ughh smdh when I was teaching and we saw one of our students doing a finger gun gesture or using a stick or block as a fake gun we stopped them and calmly told them we don't point our finger like guns or use a stick like a gun, or block like a gun. that guns are dangerous and it can hurt people. that we don't play that way at school, he is only 6 give him a break the teachers least should have pulled him aside and talked to him about it, explained we don't do that at school help him understand it not right to do if you talk to kids explain your self and give reasons why what the did is not ok they will more likely understand you if you if you just give them an explanation.

  3. Spence MissiontomakeMillions Clark

    I do not agree with the child getting suspended, nor do I agree to having this child disciplined. he is what a third grader? there was a time when we used to play cowboys and indians when we were that age. we know nothing about this child or family, so the right thing to do is to talk to the child and explain that we cannot do that. what if this child was using his imagination and playing cops and robbers, or cowboys and indians with a friend. so what are we doing now disciplining children for using/having an imagination, really? the advances we are calling ourselves making for these children in the schools just aren't working. we need to get our children off the computers, and iPads and get back into the playgrounds and sandboxes with our children. technology is not for our youth, it is making adults mindless robots so what do you think it is doing for our children? how are our children to know how to behave when we try to shield them from the negative things that are going on around us. this little boy probably doesn't know anything about the shooting at that school. so what are we going to discipline him for again?

  4. Instead of getting a lawer, the parents should have discplined the child, taken him back to shcool and had him apologize for his actions to student and teachers. 6 years old today is wiser than yesteryear because of what they see and hear. We must train them early to prevent the kind of Newtown tragidy from happening again. That young man was once six years old. When are we gong to take responsiblilty for raising our children.

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