Boy Chucks Imaginary Grenade, Gets Suspended

Alex Evans, 7, thought he was saving the planet during recess

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 6, 2013 8:25 AM CST

(Newser) – The latest student to be suspended for wielding an imaginary weapon at school is a 7-year-old in Colorado. Alex Evans thought he had to save the planet during recess, so he pretended to throw a grenade at an imaginary box with something evil inside, according to the Reporter-Herald. There was nothing in his hand and he didn't threaten anyone, leaving the little boy "very confused" about why he got in trouble, says his mom.

It seems Mary Blair Elementary School has a list of "absolutes," including no real or play weapons, and the school says Alex broke one of those "absolutes." The policy does not specifically mention imaginary weapons. The superintendent insists there's more to the story: "It's a bit one-sided with the parent's point of view," he says. But Alex makes his point of view clear to KDVR: "I was trying to save people and I just can't believe I got dispended."

  (Shutterstock)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
4%
1%
3%
1%
4%
87%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   MSN Living   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   Biography   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!