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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 04:23 PM
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OK first-grader disciplined for pointing finger like gun - This time IMHO school is right
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Lydia Fox said her 7-year-old son is like any other little boy vivid imagination, loves to play with GI Joe action figures and Nerf guns.


But pointing his finger in the shape of a gun at fellow students landed Patrick Riley in trouble last week at Parkview Elementary School in the Midwest City-Del City district.

Fox said the first-grader was given in-school suspension Friday for his behavior. Instead of letting him sit in the in-school suspension room for the day, however, she picked him up and took him to work with her.

Fox said this was the second time her son's principal called to discuss Patrick pretending to shoot things with his fingers. She said she talked to him after the first incident and stressed he needs to obey school rules but said it's easy for 7-year-olds to forget.

District spokeswoman Stacey Boyer said in a written statement that a student attending Parkview Elementary has repeatedly used his hands to simulate a gun and act as if he is shooting fellow students. The child has been told on more than one occasion to stop this behavior. The parent was notified on multiple occasions and has met with the principal to further discuss the ongoing behavior. Mid-Del Schools cannot report on any disciplinary action, however, it can confirm that the student was not suspended.

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Schools overreact but in this case if the kid has been told not to do it and continues then IMHO the school has the right to up the discipline within reason.
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