Boy Suspended for Holding a Pencil Like a Gun

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A seven-year-old Virginia boy was suspended from school after he pointed a pencil and made gun noises while playing with another student.

Second grader Christopher Marshall and a classmate were suspended for two days from Driver Elementary School in Suffolk, Va.

“When I asked him about it, he said, ‘Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy,” said Paul Marshall, the boy’s father. “It’s as simple as that.
The little boy in this case was just trying to be a Marine like his daddy. He and his friend were playing Marines and bad guys…
The school said kids today could be afraid of sounds or signs that imitate guns or gun fire in any way and pencils could be considered or perceived as weapons.
Since fingers can also be considered weapons, the school board, under pressure from the community is revisiting their position on the issue and school policy.
The school board in the small community is meeting tonight about this…. there is a chance the decision will be reversed.

Boy who held pencil like gun suspended

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  • jenniewalsh

    MUST SEE! youtube.com/watch?v=WzytGJh9cBY —– David Icke Almost 7 hours.

  • RedMeatState

    So what ‘law’ are they trying to apply here? Commandment 2: Thou Shalt Not Make for thee any graven image?
    The School is violating the separation of church and state!!

  • RedMeatState

    these days parents are either insane, stupid, or ignorant to hand their children over to feminists for a public “education”.

  • You just can’t explain away STUPID!

  • Ron

    this insane crap has got to stop,where do these dumb ass school administrators come from

    • granny_for USA

      Kenya!!!!!! lol

    • GQ4U

      From Professor Bill Ayers class room.

      • Don’t you mean un repentant terrorist Bill Ayers!

        • GQ4U

          Of course you’re right, but I was referring to the leftist commies repackaging of Ayers as a stand-up citizen hired to brainwash the masses.

  • ERA53

    When I was young, (many years ago) we played Cowboys, and Bank Robbers, and Imagined ourselves as “Army” fighting for the right. Everyone pretended to get shot ’cause “it was their turn” And almost all of us grew up to be Law abiding citizens. I wonder what games these anal teachers played when they were kids?

    • granny_for USA

      I loved those cap guns but then I was a tom boyl. We played outside & had many friends. We even had the guns with the suction cup darts. Isn’t it marvelous that we lived through it.

      • GQ4U

        Its a damn miracle we survived.

        Thank God for these anal retentive schools they’re saving our kids.

      • Those were the days granny_for USA

  • billygeturgun

    Un f’n believable! This goes right along with the story of the Air Force veteran of all of two years giving up her burial plot at Arlington National Cemetery to the muslim Boston bomber! People in this country have lost there mind completely! Beam me up Jesus, there is no intelligent life here! WOW, and again I say WOW!

  • granny_for USA

    I think they should be tested as they sure act like they are on drugs. Has the whole school system been Obamatized? If my kids were still in school & that happened, I would no doubt wind up in jail. I salute you parents for being so calm & cool in todays society.

  • Mischa

    The teacher is the person that needs a suspension in this case. When will they wake up and focus on the real problems facing our country!

  • Jim28thReg

    They’re changing the childrens games to let me look in your pants and it’s the schools employees doing the looking.

  • Crap like this makes me want to run for the school board.

  • traitorhater

    This is no laughing matter. One time when I was six years old I was playing with a lead pencil in school and pointed at the teacher. Somehow it fired and I’ll never forget Miss Bangalot from Bangladesh slowing falling to the floor dead with a stick of lead stuck through her head. The police took my fired pencil as evidence and I spent a month with a policeman who taught me how to handle and fire a pencil correctly. I can now hit a ant 40 feet feet away with my number 4 pencil but I’ll never forget Miss Bangalot from Bangladesh slumping to the floor dead with my pencil lead sticking out each side of her head. Pencils are very dangerous weapons and all should know how to use them correctly.

  • A serious offense is when a school lets an armed assailant into the school, and there is no security system being followed to prevent intruders from entering. And then “escape goating” the real problem and blaming the firearm, and blaming everyone and everything else, in lieu of accepting responsibility. It is same old affirmative defense, better to blame “thee” than to blame “me”….it is a very effective way to get the monkey off your back, and also better not criticize me, as it is not politically correct and our children and our staff our going through too much grief right now. Works every time doesn’t it !!???

  • Come on people ,lets get a little “common sense”. Doesn’t sound like you even know what that is.

  • Juan

    by suspending the boy you make other children feel like there is a real danger when there not. Children know when it’s a game or not…By making a big deal you put unnecessary fear that is not real and the child will become so cautious that he won’t be able to tell real from fake, this will make him or her to be put in more of a dangerous position.

  • TeaParty Patriot (TTP)

    Was the eraser forward or rearward. This is important . . . It shows intent of the 7 year old criminal. If the eraser was forward he was trying to p;ull a arnold and erase the victim. If the point was forward all he was trying to do was put some lead in him.

  • Time for parents to consider home schooling or private schools and do away with public school systems all togeather. Shame on this school for suspending a child for pointing a pencil????.

    • They should suspend the teacher for FAILING to properly teach the kid.

  • Mark Lauer

    I wonder, sometimes, how I managed to survive all the WWII battles I went through in the fields and byways of St Cloud, MN. How was I able to live to age 55, when I was a cop on the streets of Marshall, MN when I was 7 to 9 years old? How did I manage to get through those teen years when the bully would threaten to “kill” me after school?
    I don’t know.
    Maybe it was because I could imagine myself with a machine gun, or a police .38, or a nuclear missile.

    And in spite of this, I grew up to be a law abiding, and kind man.

  • I spent many hours with my cap guns playing Cowboys and Indians. Sometimes I was the cowboy and sometimes the Indian. I shot & killed both with equal enthusiasm (and was shot & killed in return, with no hard feelings).

    Now that I’m all grown up I don’t shoot many Indians anymore.. mostly cowboys. Gotta keep my self-respect.

    Did I mention that I’m an enrolled member of the Fond du Lac band of Minnesota Chippewa?

  • Robert Moulds

    I believe that the punishment was excessive given it was just a pencil.