Second-Grader Suspended For Chewing His Pastry Into The Shape Of A Gun

Gun and Grenade CupcakeA 7-year-old Anne Arundel County boy was suspended Friday for chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and saying, “bang, bang”— an offense that the school described as a threat to other students, according to his family.

The pastry “gun” was a rectangular strawberry-filled bar, akin to a Pop-Tart, that the second-grader had tried to nibble into the shape of a mountain, but then found it looked more like a gun, said his father, William “B.J.” Welch.

Welch said an assistant principal at Park Elementary School told him that his son pointed the pastry at a classmate. The boy maintains he pointed it at the ceiling, according to his father.

“In my eyes, it’s irrelevant; I don’t care who he pointed it at,” Welch said. “It was harmless. It was a danish.”

The boy’s two-day suspension Friday comes at a time of heightened sensitivity about security issues and guns— even pretend guns — in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and six school staff members dead.

In the 11 weeks since the massacre, at least two young children in the Washington region have been suspended for pointing their fingers like guns, and a 10-year-old in Alexandria was arrested by police for showing a toy gun to others on his school bus. In Pennsylvania, a 5-year-old was…

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  • Dan

    Eric Holder said it. we must brainwash people against guns.their starting with the children

  • Cbt_Engr

    Simple solution — If you really love your children, get them out of the government school system. Oh, I get it. You like to talk about how important your children are, but you’re not about to inconvenience yourself as much as it would take to save them from this pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-communist, anti-Christian, anti-God, anti-America, anti-hunting, anti-gun government run, dumb-them-down-and-control-them school system. It’s OK, hop back into that pan of water little froggie and go back to sleep.

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    FREEZE! THIS IS THE FOOD POLICE! DROP THE POP TART, AND MOVE AWAY!! (Wait! Is that a doughnut? Dibs! Dibs, I saw it first!)

    Book this evil little punk for assault with a loaded pastry. He should have took a bite outta the crime when they were swooping in on him, eating the barrel off this dangerous weapon.

    Really, people? Really? This is what ‘education’ is today? Why do you support this BS wth your tax money and put your kids through this crap? Pull ‘em out, if you can possibly afford it, put ‘em in REAL schools….Christian schools, private schools, charter schools, ANYWHERE but in this loony bin.

  • SGT US ARMY

    this is from a retarded state with retards as PC on the loose, and have no common sense, as kids will be kids if they are that young and do not know what is evil and the difference it is to good. that is a thing that is learned from others in life, tv and life around them.

  • krell51

    This is proof of the insanity infecting our educational system and an agenda of socially castrating little boys for being little boys. The teachers and administrators responsible for this should reassigned to a profession they are more suited for, like picking vegetables or picking up trash along road ways, under no circumstances should these people be allowed around children.

  • FRENCHIE1369

    OH, CHRIST ON A CRUTCH IN THE MIDDLE OF JERUSALEM…..REALLY ??? IT’S JUST GETTING STUPIDER & STUPIDER BY THE DAMN DAY !!! YA KNOW WHAT I’M THINKIN’ ? I’M THINKIN’ WE NEED TO LAUNCH A NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT TO GET TEACHERS’ UNIONS OUT OF OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, IN THE INTEREST OF COMMON SENSE & BETTER EDUCATION/EDUCATORS FOR OUR CHILDREN. KIDS WILL BE KIDS. IT’S NOT AN ATROCITY, IT’S THEIR NATURE. THEY PLAY. THEY MAKE SHAPES WITH FOOD. THEY USE THEIR IMAGINATIONS. THE CHILD HURT NO ONE WITH HIS LITTLE PASTRY PEA-SHOOTER. THIS IS NOT AN INCIDENT, IT’S A KID PLAYING WITH HIS FOOD. HARMLESSLY, I MIGHT ADD. WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL FOR HARM HERE ? NONE. IT’S JUST A KID BEING A KID. UNTIL, OF COURSE, SOME UNION DRONE TEACHER LOOKING TO MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES (I GUESS) MAKES A BIG HAIRY DEAL OUT OF IT. WHEN YOU HAVE IDIOTS TEACHING OUR KIDS, WHAT IS THE NATURAL OUTCOME OF IT ? YOU WIND UP WITH A BUNCH OF INDOCTRINATED LIBTARD MORONS, SIMPLY BECAUSE MOM & DAD HAVE TO SEND THEM THERE SO THEY CAN GO SCRAPE OUT A MEAGER LIVING DURING THE DAY TO KEEP THE KID FED, CLOTHED, & A ROOF OVER HIS HEAD, PAY BACK-BREAKING TAXES, & THIS IS THE STUPIDITY WE GET IN RETURN FOR OUR EFFORTS & TAX MONEY ? OH, HELL NO !!! C’MON PEOPLE, WE & OUR KIDS DESERVE MUCH BETTER……………..

  • mesaman

    A family with children in public schools in these tragically deteriorated, insipid states should, forthwith, remove their children and accept an alternative; home schooling, carefully chosen charter school, religious school that stands for what the family values are. When we dump HHS from the federal feeding trough, expel state education leaders for not supporting the will of the majority, and bring family and school systems together in unified attempt to educate, then we will begin to restore a major part of American values.

  • Dan

    I bought my little girl her first Henry 22 bolt for christmas. I will teach her to shoot and respect the weapon. when she opened her present people looked at me like I cant believe you bought her that. that goes to show how people are when it comes to guns.my wifes cousins husband said Really to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    Watch out, it may go off and sugar everyone around? Terrible. I agree with Cbt_Engr, has the right idea.

  • Dale_G1

    Is the song American Idiots about political correctness? “Taking the POP out of Pop-Tarts
    so the world can be safe. News at 11.”

  • joedakota

    This is about the most ludicrous, ridiculous thing I have read, have our so call educators gone totally brain dead, everybody knows jam bullets can’t hurt you, only make you sticky.

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