When Mason Jammer, a kindergarten student at Jefferson Elementary in Ionia, curled his fist into the shape of a gun Wednesday and pointed it at another student, school officials said it was no laughing matter.
They suspended Mason until Friday, saying the behavior made other students uncomfortable, said Erin Jammer, Mason's mother.
School officials allege Mason had displayed this kind of behavior for several months, despite numerous warnings.
"I do think it's too harsh for a six-year-old," said Jammer, who was previously warned that if Mason continued the practice he would be suspended. "He's six and he just likes to play."
Jammer says her son isn't violent, and there are other, more effective ways of teaching him not to make a gun with his hand.
"Maybe what you could do is take his recess away," suggested Jammer, adding her son doesn't have toy guns at home.
"He's only six and he doesn't understand any of this.
Harsh punishment about a 6 year old making his fingers into a gun. Saying his mom is responsible for making him follow the rules. But his 12 year old sister probably would be handed a condom and told by the school not to listen to her parents unrealistic abstinence rules. Anyone else see a disconnect?
Answer by myame at 12:42 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
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Answer by sati769leigh at 9:37 AM on Mar. 7, 2010
If he doesn't stop he'll be in prison by the time he's 12.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks for the stellar insight! Best laugh I've had all week!
Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Mar. 7, 2010
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:54 AM on Mar. 7, 2010
My kids love this game.... And it is pretend play with guns, darts, etc... Who is to say, this is what the child was doing? There is either more to this story (his words and actions along with making the gun symbol).. OR the school over reacted... jmo
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:59 AM on Mar. 7, 2010
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