The boy was questioned by the principal and a sheriff's deputy, who also wanted to search the family home without a warrant. He started asking the father if he had firearms. The principal did not respond to calls or emails seeking comment. The boy's suspension was later reduced to one day.
Another incident in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, was a zero tolerance event that leaves you not knowing whether to laugh or to cry. A 7-year-old boy was suspended for two days for biting a pastry into the shape of a gun. His family had to hire an attorney to expunge the suspension from the boy's school record. In this case, the NRA got into the act by presenting the kid with a lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association.
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