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Boy Plays With His Food, Is Suspended From School

Boy Plays With His Food, Is Suspended From School

By Lauren Passell

Have you ever played with your food at school? Maybe gnawed the side of your Pop Tart, shaping it into a unicorn or happy little cloud or an iPod?

That might have been acceptable behavior from John Welch of Baltimore’s Park Elementary School. But unfortunately, that's not what happened.

John, budding artist, age 7, formed his breakfast into a pastry into the shape of a gun. According to Josh’s teacher, he then held the pastry like a gun and uttered the words, “bang, bang.” (Something Josh denies.) Annnnnd that's when stuff hit the fan.

Josh’s teacher took away the Pop Tart and Josh was suspended for two days. You would think school administration would want to keep kids in school as much as possible, to make them as close to genius as possible. But apparently a weapon-shaped breakfast trumps all logic.

Also, turning things into fake-guns is something little boys and girls do, sometimes. Some would call it imagination.

"All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn't look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda," John told Fox News. He calls it a mountain, his father calls it “insanity. I mean with all the potential issues that could be dealt with at school, real threats, bullies, whatever the real issue is, it's a pastry, ya know?" John's father said.

Let’s just chalk it up to a mountain of insanity, and then call it a day.

So what do you think? Should John have been suspended? Did you ever do anything similar to what he did?

[via Gawker]

Topics: Life
Tags: news, kids, school, rules, guns

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