Kindergartner Won't Face Detention After Bringing Lego-Size Gun on Bus

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By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter
May 29, 2013|11:18 am

A kindergarten student will no longer have to serve detention for bringing a quarter-sized Lego gun on a school bus. The school reconsidered its original decision and opted not to discipline the boy for the incident.

"He smiled when we told him, he was very excited when we told him he didn't have to serve the detention," the boy's mother, Mieke Crane, told WGGB.

The boy was scheduled to serve detention on Tuesday and write a letter of apology to the bus driver after bringing the toy gun on the school bus Friday morning. Early reports stated that a student yelled to inform the bus driver about the gun, which caused a great disruption on the bus.

"I think they overreacted, totally. I totally do," Crane said. "They said he caused quite a disturbance on the bus and that the children were traumatized. I could see if it was, you know, an air soft gun or some sort of pistol or live bullets or something. This is just a toy."

The school's principal reviewed the footage on the bus' surveillance tape and saw that there was not a great disturbance as had been reported.

"The children were not standing up hollering, nobody was ducking, no one was screaming he has a gun. The little boy raised his hand properly the first time," Crane said.

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That led the school to decide not to enforce the detention as planned; the school did, however, send a letter home to parents to explain the entire situation.

"I am glad they looked into it. I am glad I spoke up and I am glad my kid is not in trouble anymore," Crane said.

Schools have been notoriously cracking down on students who bring guns, or items with the image of a gun, to class. Several students have either been suspended, given detention, or worse for exposing their fellow students to the weapon.

 

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