6-year-olds suspended for using fingers as imaginary guns during recess
6:19 AM, Jan 15, 2013
6:51 AM, Jan 15, 2013
Two 6-year-old elementary school students were suspended from White Marsh Elementary School in Talbot County on Monday for using their fingers as imaginary guns while at recess. They were playing a game of cops and robbers on the playground.
One of the boy's father, Army Staff Sergeant. Stephen Grafton, says the schools decision to suspend the boys crossed the line. Some parents on the Eastern Shore agree with him.
The Talbot County Board of Education released a statement on the suspension saying, "It is frustrating for school systems because a complete explanation of events cannot be provided due to confidentiality requirements under the federal educational rights and privacy act."
Some believe gun play of any kind is not appropriate for school. They say in today's world it's hard to tell how far is too far.
Educators say parents can use this as a teaching point and talk about the importance of not shooting at one another.