A seven-year-old student in a Baltimore elementary school was suspended for two days for chewing his Pop-Tart in the shape of what his teacher thought looked like a gun. He said he was trying to make it into a mountain, but it looked like a gun, according to a report on March 1 report on Fox45 in Baltimore.
Children at Park Elementary School received a letter about the incident, classified as a “disruption in school,” explaining it this way:
"A student used food to make an inappropriate gesture.”
Josh Welch is in second grade, and he was suspended for two days. As an ADHD student who struggles with academics, he excels in art. This piece of art got him in trouble.
Three other Maryland children were suspended in January for making a gun gesture with their fingers. Two of the children were only six years old, and they were playing cops and robbers on the playground. You can read about this on CBS Baltimore.
Maryland gun laws are so strict that employees of the Beretta gun manufacturer located in the state cannot even purchase many of the products that they make. Other states are attempting to woo the Beretta plant to their more gun-friendly environments.