Baltimore 2nd Grader Suspended For Eating Gun Shaped Breakfast Pastry
A second-grade student at an Anne Arundel County elementary school was suspended for two days after school officials accused him of biting into a breakfast pastry and turning it into the shape of a gun.
The incident on Friday at Park Elementary School, in Brooklyn Park, prompted school officials to send a letter home to parents regarding the incident.
“During breakfast this morning, one of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class,” said the letter, which was also posted on the schools’ website. “While no physical threats were made and no one was harmed, the student had to be removed from the classroom.”
The letter said the school system’s student handbook outlines the system’s Code of Conduct policy, as well as consequences students face when codes of conduct are violated.
The letter said Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ procedures were followed “to address the student’s actions and communicate with the student’s family.” It also encouraged parents to discuss the incident with their children and that the school’s counselor would be available this week to meet with students on the matter as well.
The posting stated that the letter was written by Park assistant principal Myrna Phillips.
We get that these school shootings are tragic and horrific, but we can safely say that they have taken things too far when schools suspend a 7 year-old for a pistol-shaped pop tarts.
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