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7-Year-Old Boy Reportedly Suspended for Making ‘Gun’ Out of School Pastry

Posted by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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7-Year-Old Boy Reportedly Suspended for Making ‘Gun’ Out of School Pastry

7 Year Old Josh Welch Suspended for Making a Gun Out of School Dessert

(Photo: Fox45)

A 7-year-old student at Park Elementary School in Baltimore has been suspended for two days after playing with his food at school, Fox45 reports.

The interesting part of the story?  The child didn’t get in trouble for neglecting his manners, as some may have assumed — he was allegedly suspended because the “mountain” he was trying to make ended up looking like a gun.

Fox 45 relates:

Academics are hard for Josh [Welch], who suffers from ADHD, but he excels in art class.  It is Josh’s own creativity that may have gotten him into trouble.

At Park Elementary school, Josh was enjoying his breakfast pastry when he decided to try and shape it into a mountain.

Josh said, “It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn’t.”

Josh takes full responsibly for trying to shape his breakfast pastry, but admits it was in innocent fun. He told FOX45, “All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn’t look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda.”

When his teacher saw the strawberry tart he knew he was in trouble, he recalls, “She was pretty mad…and I think I was in big trouble.”

Josh’s dad received a phone call from the school saying that Josh has been suspended for two days because he took his breakfast pastry and fashioned it into a gun.  Josh’s dad was astounded to learn the school chose such a harsh punishment, even after no one was hurt.  [Emphasis added]

Fox News has more on the story:

Lately, children across the country have been suspended for making “gun signs” with their hands, throwing make-believe grenades at pretend “evil forces” during a “save the world” game at recess, or even threatening to shoot bubbles at a classmate with a Hello Kitty gun.

In this case, the Baltimore-area school reportedly sent home a letter with the students explaining that Welch had used his food to make “inappropriate gestures.”

“I would almost call it insanity,” the boy’s father said incredulously.

He added with a laugh: “It’s a pastry, you know?”

by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM
When are kids gonna learn there is zero tolerance? Parents need to teach this before school starts. Guns are not innocent.
momamanda
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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I think it's ridiculous! He is 7! He was not being threatening he was playing with his food! Dumb Dumb Dumb

JustCJ
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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When is that school district going to hire someone intelligent to govern its students...I'm so glad my kids don't go there.

By the way zero tolerance I get that...but a fucking pastry? Really?


Quoting Anonymous:

When are kids gonna learn there is zero tolerance? Parents need to teach this before school starts. Guns are not innocent.


JustCJ
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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LOL this made me think of the mashed potato mountain in close encounters of the third kind lmao.


Quoting momamanda:

I think it's ridiculous! He is 7! He was not being threatening he was playing with his food! Dumb Dumb Dumb


LuckyMom822
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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I wouldn't let my child go to public school period. That's just stupid. What do you expect from a government run establishment?

CutieCrab
by Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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Quoting momamanda:

I think it's ridiculous! He is 7! He was not being threatening he was playing with his food! Dumb Dumb Dumb

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Marimaru
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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This is ridiculous.  

LuckyMom822
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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I have this image of two kids running to their moms car, one yells shotgun for the front passenger seat, the public school police pulls out their kid tazers and kid size batons and take down the little evil doers!!!  

My God what is happening in this country. We are losing our rights and nothing is happening. Yeah we post about it on fb and the Internet, but we DO Nothing. 

LuckyMom822
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:13 AM

BUMP!

handy0318
by New Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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Zero tolerance for weapons at school... OK, I get that.

But can we at least define what a "weapon" is!!!

Examples of weapons that no school should tolerate on campus:

Gun

Knife

Brass knuckles

Nun chucks

Bow and arrows

Cannon

Rocket Launcher

Examples of things that ARE NOT WEAPONS AND IT'S BAT SHIT CRAZY FOR SCHOOLS TO ACT LIKE THEY ARE!!!!

Pastries

Hello Kitty Bubble shooters

A picture 

A poem

A finger

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