7 Year Old Boy Suspended From School for Gun-Shaped Pastry

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on March 3, 2013 at 1:12 am
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As 7 year old boy was suspended from his Baltimore, Maryland school for allegedly eating a strawberry tart in a manner that caused it to look like a gun.

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FoxBaltimore.com reports that Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, was eating a strawberry tart when he decided to shape it into a mountain.

“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 [kind of],” Josh told the station.
Josh, who suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, said his teacher was visibly mad when she saw that the pastry looked like a gun, according to the report.

I’ve previously discussed schools’ “zero tolerance” polices, and the injustice which can result – however this seems to be the most extreme example of heavy-handedness that I’ve seen from a school.  A gun-shaped pastry poses no danger to anyone.  Moreover, it appears that the boy was not even attempting to make the pastry into a gun shape.

 Sandy Hook was tragic, and I’m sure that tragedy weighs on the minds of teachers these days.  However, that is no excuse for the school’s unreasonable action in this case.

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  • Harvey

    And we let fools like this idiot tech out children?