A five year-old boy is facing a suspension from school after he built a gun out of Legos at his Massachusetts school. Hyannis West Elementary stated they warned the boy’s parents that he would be suspended from their after-school program if he had another gun incident.
Joseph Cardosa, 5, created a gun out of Legos during his after-school program. His parents were sent the warning that “he was using toys inappropriately.”
The school also informed the parents that a second written warning would result in a suspension from the program for two weeks. The principal commented on the situation saying, “While someone might think that making a Lego gun is just an action of a 5 year-old, to other 5 year-olds, that might be a scary experience.”
Joseph’s parents, Shelia Cruz and Octavio Cardosa responded to the incident by saying the school is “taking things too far.” Octavio Cardosa went on to say, “It’s not like he’s designing a machine gun.”
Sheila Cruz responded, “I can understand with all the things that are going on right now in schools, but on the other hand, kids are taught you know ‘here’s a squirt gun, this is fun’, so this is fun to him, you know what I mean, he’s running around playing, a little bit of re-direction would have been enough.”
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