Arizona School Suspends 13-Year-Old Boy for Drawing Gun
MESA, Arizona — Officials at an Arizona school suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching what looked like a gun, saying the action posed a threat to his classmates.
The boy's parents said the drawing was a harmless doodle and school officials overreacted.
"The school made him feel like he committed a crime. They are doing more damage than good," said the boy's mother, Paula Mosteller.
The drawing did not show blood, bullets, injuries or target any human, the parents said. And the East Valley Tribune reported that the boy said he did not intend for the picture to be a threat.
Administrators of Payne Junior High in nearby Chandler suspended the boy on Monday for five days but later reduced it to three days.
Don't let them draw farm animals, either. There's no TELLING what they might have on their minds. Why, they might even imagine having fried chicken if they draw poultry. OR WORSE YET! For the love of PEACE don't let them draw any PIGS! We might offend some members of that peace loving religion that doesn't eat pork...
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man