Suspension upheld for boy who chewed pastry into gun shape


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has upheld the suspension of a Maryland elementary school student who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and pretended to shoot classmates.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Ronald Silkworth ruled this week that the school system could reasonably consider the 7-year-old boy’s actions disruptive and a two-day suspension was appropriate.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1Q99eHh) that in March 2013 the Brooklyn Park second-grader nibbled his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and exclaimed: “Look, I made a gun!”

The incident occurred less than three months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The boy’s father says he still want to clear the record of his son, who is now finishing fifth grade, and is considering his next step.