A North Carolina mother is outraged after her five-year-old daughter was suspended from school for playing with a stick that resembled a gun.

Brandy Miller told WTVD that she got a call from her daughter's principal on Friday about an incident that occurred on the playground.

The principal said that Miller's daughter Caitlin and two of her kindergarten classmates were playing a game when Caitlin picked up a stick and imitated shooting.

The principal said Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion, thus violating policy 4331.

"Hoke County Schools will not tolerate assaults, threats or harassment from any student. Any student engaging in such behavior will be removed from the classroom or school environment for as long as is necessary to provide a safe and orderly environment for learning," the school system says.

Caitlin returned to school Tuesday after her one-day suspension.

Miller says her daughter was alienated by her friends and teachers as a result of the suspension, and she hopes that the school will issue some sort of apology.

Let us know what you think in the comments, and check out this story about a preschooler who was suspended for bringing a spent shell casing to school.


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