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Boy suspended for pointing finger like gun

Boy suspended for pointing finger like gun
Posted Tuesday, March 4th 2014 @ 9am  by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – America's kids have been suspended for pretending that pencils were guns, but an Ohio school may have topped that. A 10-year-old student at a Columbus elementary school was handed a three-day suspension for making a finger gun and pretending to shoot a classmate. The suspension letter more formally referred to his weapon as a "level 2 lookalike firearm," reports the Columbus Dispatch. Devonshire Alternative Elementary School's principal says students have been frequently told not to play pretend gun games, with a district rep saying kids were warned consequences would follow.

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