Keeping our kids safe is paramount to every parent (at least it should be), and in light of recent events, there's nowhere that's more evident than in our schools. But is this going a little too far?
"The parents of a 6-year-old boy are fighting the first-grader's suspension from a public school in Montgomery County, Maryland for pointing his finger like a gun and saying "pow," an incident school officials characterized in a disciplinary letter as a threat "to shoot a student."
The first-grader was suspended for one day, Dec. 21. The family's attorney filed an appeal Wednesday, asking that the incident be expunged from the boy's school record amid concerns of long-term fallout.
The boy "had no intention to shoot anyone," said attorney Robin Ficker, who described the child as soft-spoken, with no propensity for violence. 'He's skinny and meek. In his words, he was playing.'"