Kid expelled for a toy gun?Friday, October 08, 2010 By Ryan Besse
While surfing the internet, I stumbled along an article about a seven year old boy who was expelled after he was caught bringing a clear plastic gun to school. The article made sense up until you read that he was only caught because another student told the teacher that he had had the toy in his backpack, and that the gun was clearly a toy. The boy never took the toy out and explained that he had been playing army with his friends the previous day and forgot it was in the backpack. The teacher understood but felt obligated to contact the school board. Even after explain his case he was still expelled from the school. This is ridicules the boy is seven years old and the toy is clearly not a threat to anyone, nor was it used to threaten anyone. The whole incident was an accident; the gun was never intended to be brought to school. A seven year old boy should not get expelled over a toy. The school board said that they had set more restrictions on guns after Columbine. This would make a good argument if the toy was an actual gun. The fact that you can see through the toy would be a good indication that it is in fact a toy. It is not a high tech gun made from a clear metal. If you would like to read more on the article visit this website, http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/10/06/toy.gun.expelled/index.html?iref=allsearch . What is your opinion, should this kid be punished this severely over a toy? Or is the school correct in the actions they have taken?