Boy Points Finger Like Gun, Gets Suspended


Level 2 Lookalike Firearm



” A Columbus principal suspended a student for three days last week after the child pointed a “lookalike firearm” at another student in class and pretended to shoot.

  The boy’s age? 10. The “level 2 lookalike firearm” cited in his suspension letter? His finger.

“ I was just playing around,” said Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader at Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in a far northern section of the district. “People play around like this a lot at my school.”

  Other kids have been caught playing pretend gun games on the playground at Devonshire and weren’t suspended, Nathan said.

  Devonshire Principal Patricia Price has warned students about pretend gun play numerous times this year, and everyone should know the rules by now, district spokesman Jeff Warner said.”


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