School Grills Boy, 5, Over Toy Gun Until He Pees Pants
Kindergartner was questioned 2 hours before mom was called
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2013 4:15 PM CDT
File photo of a cap gun. It's not clear exactly what the one in this instance looked like.   (http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=cap gun&search_group=#id=2748008&src=su53c9PPsAnLgi4cM5BXRA-1-1)

(Newser) – A mother of a Maryland kindergartner is a teacher herself and understands that school officials had a right to be a little concerned when her son was seen with a cap gun on the morning bus ride. But she's a little ticked that school officials questioned the 5-year-old for two hours without calling her or anyone else—and the boy got so scared he wet his pants, reports the Washington Post. “What I have a problem with is the severity,” she says.

The boy is "all bugs and frogs and cowboys," and he says he took his toy gun to school that morning without telling his parents because he wanted to show a friend, she adds. It's a good thing he didn't load it with caps, too, because the principal of the school in Calvert County informed her that would have warranted a call to police. The family's attorney is appealing the boy's 10-day suspension and asking that it be cleared from his school record. (Two who can identify: The 7-year-olds suspended for pretending their pencils were guns.)

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Butchy
Jun 4, 2013 10:39 AM CDT
I dont understand the world now! Its not the guns who kill, it's the people holding the guns! You dont blame a marble for someone slipping on it(like the old cartoons), you blame the boy who left the marbles on the floor! Common sense people! We may as well ban not only guns, but anything that can potentially be used to injure or kill someone! Which will be everything! Because it isnt the person's fault, or the killer's fault! Its the spatula that was used to kills' fault! Sentence the spatula to jail!
KDickley
Jun 3, 2013 11:34 PM CDT
They probably grilled him for 2 hours so they could get him to say his parents have cap guns like him, so they could get social services involved. The recent IRS scandal is a good example of the oppressive government we have in power now. If you don't think like them, they sick the IRS on you. Scare tactics on little citizens is what they resort to.
sallyforced
Jun 1, 2013 10:19 PM CDT
sounds like child abuse to me