Recently, America has had to hear the horrific news of multiple, cold-hearted attacks involving guns. So, it isn’t surprising that a student would be suspended from school for acting as though they had a gun.
According to NBC News, that’s exactly what happened when a Maryland first-grader pointed his fingers at friends and said “pow.” He was immediately suspended.
The young boy is a student at Roscoe Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring. He was only suspended for one day.
The student did this only a week after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
According to NBC Washington, the family’s attorney said that the 6-year-old student was only playing with his friends and that he did not mean it as a threat.
Robin Ficker, an attorney for the young student’s family, said:
“Evidently, he was pointing his finger at someone and saying, ‘Pow.’ “
The boy’s parents were scheduled to meet with school officials Wednesday.
The school system has not made a comment on individual disciplinary matters. However, they did issue a statement detailing their typical procedure with younger students.
Dana Tofig, a Montgomery Public Schools spokeperson, said this in a statement:
“Generally, in an incident involving the behavior of our younger students, we will make sure that the student and his family are well-informed of any behavior that needs to change and understand the consequences if the behavior does not change.”
What are your thoughts on this first-grader’s actions?