It’s come to this.
Via Washington Examiner:
A Montgomery County elementary school student was suspended for a pretend gunshot a week after Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The 6-year-old, who attends Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, made a gun with his hands, pointed it at another student and said “pow,” according to Robin Ficker, the boy’s attorney. He was given a one-day suspension, with a conference on the matter planned for Jan. 2, the day students return to school from winter break.
“What they’re doing is looking at the worst possible interpretation of a young, naive 6-year-old,” Ficker said. “This is a little child who can’t form the intent to do anything like that.”
According to a letter sent by Assistant Principal Renee Garraway to the child’s parents, this was not the first time something like this had happened.
“Your son … was involved in a serious incident,” Garraway wrote. “[He] threatened to shoot a student. He was spoken to earlier today about a similar incident.”