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Boy Suspended for Pointing Finger Like Gun
Nathan Entingh used a 'level 2 lookalike firearm'
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2014 8:37 AM CST
Updated Mar 9, 2014 12:25 PM CDT
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(Newser) – America's kids have been suspended for pretending that pencils were guns, but an Ohio school may have topped that. A 10-year-old student at a Columbus elementary school was handed a three-day suspension for making a finger gun and pretending to shoot a classmate. The suspension letter more formally referred to his weapon as a "level 2 lookalike firearm," reports the Columbus Dispatch. Devonshire Alternative Elementary School's principal says students have been frequently told not to play pretend gun games, with a district rep saying kids were warned consequences would follow.

Those consequences hit hard last week for fifth-grader Nathan Entingh, who says he was "just playing around"; the rep said Nathan pretended to shoot another student "kind of execution style" in the head. And the "victim" didn't even see the mock execution, which was instead spotted by a teacher. Nathan's dad seems dumbfounded: "It would even make more sense maybe if he brought a plastic gun that looked like a real gun or something, but it was his finger." (Almost exactly a year ago, a Georgia teacher was suspended over a finger gun of his own.)

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impoundguy
Mar 11, 2014 4:38 PM CDT
WOW glad he didn't fart or he could have done 15-20 in a Federal Prison for setting off an improvised explosive device.....you think maybe the teacher might need a little retraining perhaps?
kumatose
Mar 10, 2014 7:19 PM CDT
What in the heck is the world coming to when people routinely commit mass murders of children in too many public schools and a school administration justifiably tells all students that playing guns is not allowed on school grounds... and the students are told this repeatedly.... "No gun play on school grounds" And people freak when the administration justifiably reprimands the kid who refuses to abide by the rules. You people are all raising a bunch of little criminals who think they're above the law. Then you wonder why people violently lash out at people in positions of authority.
WLeoB
Mar 10, 2014 3:02 PM CDT
1. That's your NEA brainwashing your children's minds. 2. Wait. If the socialists that voted twice for more of it get their way, there will be a jail term specified for any adult pointing their finger in such a way! 3. People, where does this PC fecal matter stop?