This took place a while back, I read it, and I couldn't help but laugh..
......A 7-year-old Anne Arundel County boy was suspended Friday for chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and saying, “bang, bang”— an offense that the school described as a threat to other students, according to his family.
The pastry “gun” was a rectangular strawberry-filled bar, akin to a Pop-Tart, that the second-grader had tried to nibble into the shape of a mountain, but then found it looked more like a gun, said his father, William “B.J.” Welch.
Welch said an assistant principal at Park Elementary School told him that his son pointed the pastry at a classmate. The boy maintains he pointed it at the ceiling, according to his father.
“In my eyes, it’s irrelevant; I don’t care who he pointed it at,” Welch said. “It was harmless. It was a danish.”
Seriously, world?? Sure, perhaps this case has stronger legs to stand on than the case with the finger-gun suspension. After all, a Pop-Tart can be dangerous! Why, you might eat it...
When I initially heard about the threatening Pop-Tart, it made sense. I knew that the... Let’s Move/Let’s Eradicate Obesity/Let’s Protect the Children From the Processed Sugars by Circling the Kale Wagons... campaign was entering a new phase, but I didn't realize that they were suspending kids for waving Pop-Tarts menacingly in your general direction.
It turned out that the Pop-Tart was menacing only for its shape, not for its contents. But give it time. At the rate things are turning absurd, that’s hardly a stretch....But at least he wasn't arrested by the police.... :)
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