A 5-year old was reportedly suspended from elementary school, grilled by school officials for half an hour (without her parents), forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, labeled a “terrorist threat” and threatened with jail — for a pink toy bubble gun.
Little 5-year-old kindergartener suspended 10 days by school administrators over alleged threat to blast playmate with Hello Kitty gun that shoots colorful floating bubbles. Mom says daughter was told she could go to jail over threat….
“This little girl is the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania,” Robin Ficker, a lawyer for the girl’s family, told the website. Ficker said that the girl did not have the toy gun, which blows soapy bubbles, on her at school when she suggested that she and a friend shoot each other. “This logic, which was not said in malice, came from the mind of this beautiful 5-year-old child who was playing with her friends, whom she hugs every day,” Ficker told The Daily Item. The family of the kindergartener is now fighting to get the elementary school to remove the punishment, which was eventually reduced to 2 days, from the child’s record.
The child was reportedly required to receive a psychological evaluation because of the suspension. The evaluation found that the girl did not represent any threat to others, Ficker said. “I think it’s pathetic when little kids can’t play… or get in this kind of trouble for using the wrong words,” he said….
More details also available from local Pennsylvania news here.