Outrageous First-Grader Suspended for Pointing Finger Gun at Classmate
A six-year-old Colorado boy was suspended from school for making a gun with his fingers.
Austin Thurston, accompanied by his son Elijah, appeared on "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning.
Thurston explained that he received a call at home informing him that Elijah would be suspended from his first grade class at Stratton Meadows Elementary School in Colorado Springs for a day.
Thurston said when he went to school the next day, he was told the suspension was because Elijah had made the shape of a gun with his hand, pointed it at a student and said, "You're dead."
Elijah wasn't just suspended for a day, he also was given a lecture by school officials and asked if he knows "what it means to be dead."
Thurston said he thinks the school could have handled the situation better, perhaps holding Elijah out of recess or given some other milder form of punishment.
The school defended the suspension and released a statement, saying, "We encourage parents to be an integral part of successfully addressing student behavior and disciplinary actions. Our administrator's consider the offending behavior and past behavior when addressing disciplinary infractions."
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