Imaginary Weapon Gets 7-Year-Old A Real School Suspension – ABA Journal | Martha Neil | 2/6/13

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Concerned about student violence in the wake of multiple classroom shootings, many school districts have adopted zero-tolerance policies in recent years under which children have been disciplined for displaying so-called weapons that obviously weren’t likely to inflict injury…

Second-grader Alex Evans, 7, has been suspended for throwing an imaginary hand grenade on the playground during recess, KDVR reports. The boy says he was pretending to be a hero saving the world and tossed the nonexistent weapon at imaginary evil forces in a box in order to save the world. A written list of…

via Imaginary weapon gets 7-year-old a real school suspension – ABA Journal.

See also:

CNN: “Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for talk of ‘shooting’ a Hello Kitty ‘bubble gun'”

WBRC: “Lego gun gets boy suspension threat”

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