Ohio student, 10, suspended for using finger as gun

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio principal says she
suspended a 10-year-old boy from school for three days for pretending
his finger was a gun and pointing it at another student’s head.
The
boy’s father says he thinks it’s the adults who are acting childish
after the boy was suspended from Devonshire Alternative Elementary
School in Columbus last week.
The fifth-grader said he was "just playing around." But district spokesman Jeff Warner tells
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1jO1rL7 )
that Devonshire principal Patricia Price has warned students about
pretend gun play numerous times this year, and everyone should know the
rules by now.
Warner said the boy put his finger to the side of the other student’s head and pretended to shoot
"kind of execution style."
The boy’s father said the suspension is overboard.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio principal says she
suspended a 10-year-old boy from school for three days for pretending
his finger was a gun and pointing it at another student’s head.
The
boy’s father says he thinks it’s the adults who are acting childish
after the boy was suspended from Devonshire Alternative Elementary
School in Columbus last week.
The fifth-grader said he was "just playing around." But district spokesman Jeff Warner tells
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1jO1rL7 )
that Devonshire principal Patricia Price has warned students about
pretend gun play numerous times this year, and everyone should know the
rules by now.
Warner said the boy put his finger to the side of the other student’s head and pretended to shoot
"kind of execution style."
The boy’s father said the suspension is overboard.
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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.