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8-Year-Old Suspended Over Gun-Shaped Pop-Tart Gets Lifetime NRA Membership

Posted by on May. 31, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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8-Year-Old Suspended Over Gun-Shaped Pop-Tart Gets Lifetime NRA Membership

Business InsiderBy Erin Fuchs | Business Insider - Thu, May 30, 2013 10:20 AM EDT

The National Rifle Association has given an 8-year-old boy a free lifetime membership, the Baltimore Sun reports. His achievement was chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.

Joshua Welch (Screenshot/Baltimore Sun)The NRA gave Joshua Welch the free membership - which usually costs $550 - at a fundraiser Wednesday night for Anne Arundel County Republicans. Welch returned to playing games on his cellphone after he got the award, the Sun reported.

Welch got on the news after his March 1 suspension from Park Elementary School for the Pop-Tart incident. He was 7 then and denied trying to make the Pop-Tart look like a weapon.

When pressed by a CBS Baltimore reporter, though, Welch said, "When I was done, it turned out to be a gun, yeah."

Park Elementary told parents it would give counseling to any children who needed it after the Pop-Tart incident.

A lawyer has filed an appeal to get the two-day suspension off Welch's record.

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by on May. 31, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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lga1965
by on May. 31, 2013 at 12:55 PM

 Oh goody. A lifetime membership.

eye rollingHow special....

 

Pema_Jampa
by on May. 31, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Hooray? Guess his parents are proud?

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on May. 31, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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The kid dont even know what the NRA is yet.
AlekD
by Gold Member on May. 31, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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There isn't enough facepalm in the world to describe my reaction to this...

lanceandhailey
by Bronze Member on May. 31, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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 Oh my I need counseling from a gun shaped pop-tart! WTH do these kids need when they go to the store and see all the nerf guns, a padded room? SMH

Lunarprancer
by Silver Member on May. 31, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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 Park Elementary told parents it would give counseling to any children who needed it after the Pop-Tart incident.

LMAO!

Quoting lanceandhailey:

 Oh my I need counseling from a gun shaped pop-tart! WTH do these kids need when they go to the store and see all the nerf guns, a padded room? SMH

 

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meriana
by Ruby Member on May. 31, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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Giving an 8 yr old a lifetime membership is pretty over the top. Personally I would have told them to keep it and not allowed my child to attend the event

talia-mom
by on May. 31, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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eh no big deal

SherryBerry106
by on May. 31, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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They should give them free Poptarts for life!

Quoting Lunarprancer:

 Park Elementary told parents it would give counseling to any children who needed it after the Pop-Tart incident.

LMAO!

Quoting lanceandhailey:

 Oh my I need counseling from a gun shaped pop-tart! WTH do these kids need when they go to the store and see all the nerf guns, a padded room? SMH

 


 

SherryBerry106
by on May. 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM

 

Why is that?

Quoting AlekD:

There isn't enough facepalm in the world to describe my reaction to this...


 

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