A 6-year-old boy was suspended from his Maryland elementary school for making a gun gesture with his finger, pointing it at a classmate and saying “pow.”
The Washington Post reports the first grader’s parents are fighting to remove the disciplinary action, which the school said was due to the child making a “threat” to shoot another student in December, from the child’s record.
The school says the child pointed his finger at a female student in his class as if it were a gun and said “pow.” The school says the child had been warned before about similar behavior, but chose to do it anyway.
You know, when I was six, we were allowed to play cops and robbers, army and cowboys and Indians at recess. We didn’t, however, play Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat or Left 4 Dead 2. Those were less enlightened times.