Did an Ohio elementary school jump the gun in its punishment of a 10-year-old?
Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in North Columbus, Ohio, suspended a fifth grader for three days after he pointed his finger in the shape of a gun at another student’s head.
Paul Entingh said his 10-year-old son, Nathan, was just messing around during science class.
"He asked his friend to borrow a pencil and when his friend dropped it, my son Nathan was playing around and he did that with his fingers. Pointed it at the kid, said 'boom,'" Entingh told Fox 28.
Paul and Nathan were on “Fox and Friends” this morning to discuss the ordeal.
Nathan said his teacher told him to get out of the classroom and go to in-school suspension for the rest of the day.
“Truthfully, I don’t know what message [the school is] trying to send, other than not to be a kid, not to have any fun,” Paul said.
In a statement, Columbus City Schools said, “After numerous incidents in which toy weapons had been brought to school and other incidents involving ‘play shooting’ among several students, the principal warned students and alerted parents that these behaviors must immediately stop. Students were warned that any further actions relating to toy weapons or play shooting would result in disciplinary action.”
Watch the full interview above.
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