YET ANOTHER UPDATE: KID WITH THE POPTART GUN

Yesterday we had an update on the story about a kid who got suspended for BITING his POP-TART into the shape of a gun.  This is a young kid…WHO GOT SUSPENDED for that.  We wondered who would EVER stick up for this school/teachers?  Well, we have something MORE to add to this for you.

ORIGINAL STORY
At Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland, seven-year-old Josh Welch was suspended for biting his Pop Tart into a gun shape. Apparently, Josh was eating his Pop Tart at school, and he says, quote, “I was trying . . . to turn it into a mountain.  But it didn’t look like a mountain, really.  It turned out to be a gun, kind of.” His teacher saw the Pop Tart, sent Josh to the principal . . . and he was suspended for two days under the school’s zero-tolerance policy. The school sent a letter home with students saying he was suspended because he, quote, “used food to make an inappropriate gesture.” SEE THE VIDEO HERE!

CHECK OUT THESE COMMENTS:

Wanda Roberts says: Smart. Very smart!! Private schools and homeschooling is the way to go. Better yet – Christian school.

User: The fact a 7 year old has a POPTART inside of a school is more upsetting to me than anything

NO-EL: This is the right thing do. Don’t even mimick an act of violence. Get your mind right. He needs to see serious consequence and counseling behind any deviant behavior as early as possible.

Here is the update…its a LETTER the school sent home to the parents:

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During breakfast this morning, one of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class. While no physical threats were made and no one was harmed, the student had to be removed from the classroom….

If your children express that they are troubled by today’s incident, please talk with them and help them share their feelings. Our school counselor is available to meet with any students who have the need to do so next week.

3 thoughts on “YET ANOTHER UPDATE: KID WITH THE POPTART GUN

  1. What is wrong with these people? It was a poptart! I have two sons and I have no fear that letting them play with a nerf gun will turn them into raging psychopaths. This is getting completely out of hand. I am not only a mother of three but will be certified as a teacher in less than a year so it’s not as if I am not involved in the school system. Where is the teaching in this? Suspending a seven year old because his breakfast sort of resembled a weapon will only teach him to fear his teachers and principals, it doesn’t teach him about the rules. Not only that but most gun violence in schools comes from a lack of adequate mental health and bullying so how about we concentrate on fixing those problems before we worry about death by breakfast pastry? I am so sick of this crap!

  2. Another case of instilling fear of guns into our children. I mean really at this young developmental stage of a childs life what are they going to be thinking other then guns are bad. If this were my child I would take him out of that school to a different one and file a law suite if I had the means. No body has a right to teach especially my kid that guns are bad. Guns are not bad, they are just a tool. Only a person can use a tool in a bad way. That is what schools should be teaching children.

  3. 1mmagc.org is working with the family to try to get this removed from Josh’s permanent school record. Please, check our website to see what YOU can do to help! (Please, check us out before you confuse us with “that other group”!)

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