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Day-Care Boy Threatened With Suspension for Lego Toy Gun
The mother of a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who was threatened with suspension from his school’s after-care program after he made a gun out of Lego pieces and pointed it at other students says she believes the school mishandled the situation, but the district said the boy was disruptive and disrespectful, and it’s standing by its action.
Sheila Cruz, 33, of Hyannis, Mass., said this week that she was “dumbfounded” when she got a letter from Hyannis West Elementary School last. Dated Jan. 25, 2013, the letter, sent by the school’s day care program, said Cruz’s son, Joseph, had gotten his first written warning the day before for “using daycare toys inappropriately.”
“Please be reminded that a second written warning will result in two weeks out of day care,” the letter added.
Joseph’s offense? While in the school’s after-care program, he used Lego pieces to make a toy handgun. Joseph used the object to “taunt other students with it while simulating the sound of gunfire,” according to a statement from the Barnstable Public School district.