A six-year-old student at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, was suspended the week before Christmas break because he made a gun with his hand and said “pow” while playing with another student.
This is a direct result of the hysteria Democrats and their willing accomplices in the mainstream media have created in the wake of the horrendous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary.
The school’s assistant principal, Renee Garraway, actually sent a letter home to the six-year-old’s parents that read in part: “Your son…was involved in a serious incident. [He] threatened to shoot another student.”
Has this assistant principle never heard of playing cops and robbers or Cowboys and Indians? This is as embarrassing as it is infuriating.
Because of the school’s actions this six-year old child had to retain an attorney. But here’s the good news — the attorney, Robin Ficker, sees the lunacy behind this ridiculous suspension and is criticizing the school for not even calling the six-year old’s mother to discuss the situation. Rather, they just said “you’re suspended” and because of that, “five years from now when someone at Montgomery County looks at [the child’s] permanent record, they’re going to see that he threatened to shoot another student.”
Added Ficker: “What [the school’s] doing is looking at the worst possible interpretation of a young, naive six year-old.”
Shame on the assistant principal and on every school administrator who had anything to do with this ridiculous, hysteria-driven overreach.