Yahoo- A judge has upheld the suspension of a Maryland elementary school student who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and pretended to shoot classmates.
Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Ronald Silkworth ruled this week that the school system could reasonably consider the 7-year-old boy's actions disruptive and a two-day suspension was appropriate.
The Washington Post reports that in March 2013 the Brooklyn Park second-grader nibbled his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and exclaimed: "Look, I made a gun!"
The incident occurred less than three months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The boy's father says he still want to clear the record of his son, who is now finishing fifth grade, and is considering his next step.
I'm sorry guys, this one is on me. I would like to apologize to the parents of this young, rebellious kid for costing their son a day or two of his all-too-important education. I ignored the most common cliche in the English language and I wasn't careful what I wished for. I asked for stricter gun regulations, and I'll be damned if I didn't get them. Safe to say I should have been a little more specific. I was hoping we could start with FBI investigated owners of semi-automatic weaponry and not 7 year olds pretending to shoot their classmates with Louisiana-shaped Pop Tart pistols.
Oh well, you have to start somewhere right? Baby steps. Start teaching kids - that undoubtedly own 95 Nerf guns - that firearms are bad by confiscating their breakfast and there's no way they could possibly grow up and become a danger to society. All those people over the age of 18 that have purchased, or are looking to purchase, protection are already a lost cause. That's why we have to target (no pun intended) the next generation. Fake shooting your friends - much like playing with your food - is bad. Hopefully a couple of days sitting at home pulling the trigger on his orange capped toy revolver will reinforce that lesson.
P.S. Just noticed that the event actually took place in 2013 and just got resolved now. Good to know the courts aren't wasting their time with non-sense. Justice has FINALLY been served.