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Should a 6 year old be suspended from school for pretending a pencil was a gun?


Was the child just being a child and using his imagination, pretending to be a Marine like his father, or was this an overreaction by the school?

 

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    Many people have been complaining from around the country and so have a number of parents in Suffolk, VA. The child is back at school now and his parents say that they will continue to allow him to use his imagination to play. Good for them.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    I agree they over reacted. No threats were made and no one was in danger. Common sense is not so common these days, eh?

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    People from all over the country have been calling the school administrators to complain about the lack of common sense shown with regard to an imaginary gun.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    I agree, the child was playing with a friend using their imaginations. No one was being threatened, poked with the pencils, and no one was being harmed. The adults severely overreacted & have gotten numerous complaints from around the country.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    Yes, this happened in the US. The kid really appeared to just be doing what millions of kids his age (six) do. The overreaction is well beyond and without common sense.

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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    This incident recently happened in Suffolk, Virginia. By most accounts except for the school officials, the child was playing and his father is a Marine which is who the child said he imitated. I'd rather have that than likening himself to a thug.