Elementary Student Disciplined After Apparent Gun-Shaped Food Incident
School administrators suspended the seven-year-old after an incident involving gun-shaped food, according to reports.
School administrators disciplined a Park Elementary student for an incident that allegedly disrupted a classroom Friday morning.
In a letter sent Friday to parents, assistant principal Myrna Phillips said the student, not identified in the letter, "used food to make inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class."
But a man who says he is the kid's father has come forward to the media, saying the school's reaction to the incident is extreme.
According to a report from Fox 45, the boy involved in the incident is seven-year-old Josh Welch, and he says the incident stemmed from a misunderstanding. Josh told Fox 45 that he was suspended two days for fashioning his food into what his teacher interpreted as a gun.
But Josh and his father–who was not identified in the Fox 45 report–say he was making a mountain out of his food, and not indeed a gun.
Bob Mosier, spokesperson for Anne Arundel County Schools, said the school system could not comment further on the incident for confidentiality reasons.