Skip to comments.Boy, 6, suspended over finger gun [school says "serious incident... threatened to shoot a student"]
Posted on 01/02/2013 8:04:34 PM PST by grundle
SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Maryland 6-year-old was suspended from school for forming the shape of a gun with his hands and saying "pow," a lawyer for his family said.
Robin Ficker said a boy, a student at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, was given a one-day suspension from school with a conference planned for when students returned from winter break for the pretend shooting a week after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., The (Springfield, Va.) Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.
"What they're doing is looking at the worst possible interpretation of a young, naive 6-year-old," Ficker said. "This is a little child who can't form the intent to do anything like that."
Assistant Principal Renee Garraway sent a letter to the boy's parents saying the child had been warned.
"Your son ... was involved in a serious incident," Garraway wrote. "(He) threatened to shoot a student. He was spoken to earlier today about a similar incident."
Ficker said the school has not told the parents what the "similar incident" entailed.
"It just shows the overreaction," the lawyer said.
He said the school should have discussed the issue with the parents before handing down the suspension.
"They could have called the mother in. They didn't do that. They just said, 'You're suspended,'" he said. "Five years from now, when someone in to Montgomery County looks at his permanent record, they're going to see that he threatened to shoot another student."
Good thing the kid didn’t have an automatic finger! They would have called out a SWAT unit.
Is the school going to give the parents a tax refund for those days that the child can’t use the school?
We have absolute and total MORONS running schools in some places.
It amazes me that the idiots don’t realize just how stupid they look.
Americans have become so weak and so mind numbingly stupid that when the enemy comes for them, and it matters not which enemy, they are not going to survive.
GunPhobic Liberals cannot run our schools. What a bunch of morons, suspending a kid for using a “finger gun”.
All of us would have been suspended (girls too) in my grade school...we played cops/robbers and cowboys/indians...when we were not Kung Fu Fighting
Click on the keyword “zerotolerance.” You’ll retrieve hundreds of stories of similar cases of moronic idiocy in schools all across America.
two hands.. 10 fingers.. Those are high capacity magazines!!!
Some years ago my son had a small about four inches high action figure of Master Chief from the video game Halo,it had a miniscule battle rifle, he showed it to another student on the bus, the driver refused to transport him and had to call a supervisor.
I tell you all this, these are the people that when the times get really bad will be your worst nightmare, they may be your neighbors or work associates, they know you are armed, stocked and prepped, they will have nothing.
And they will be crazed to attack you for your goods, your arms, your food and shelter. These are the ones that will be denied access to the proverbial Noah’s ark.
Diane Fascistein, Peoples Republic of California Rat, is writing a bill to ban all fingers as we speak.
Silly Spring, Mary Mary Quite Contraryland?
I would love to have this image silk screened on a pallet load of T-shirts and pass them out to as many students in that school.
Principal Dark Helmet called for ludicrous speed.
I hope he only has 10 fingers.
Otherwise banning the rest could be painful.
They should have investigated by having the kid come into the school with parents following
day and just used a sick day.
A kindergartner did shoot a classmate few years back.
Dont worry children of Maryland, I already contacted Diane Feinstein and she will create a bill banning fingers because they are considered automatic fingers and can create harm..we must have a national discussion about the dangers of fingers..they should be used for picking our noses, not for shooting
This takes me back to the third grade when we had to dress up on Fridays. The boys would take their neck ties and tie them around their heads like they were Rambo.
Boys did that stuff and the teachers didn’t give a rat’s patootie. This was all the way back in 1986 mind you.
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