A student was suspended for a gun-shaped pastry he was eating at school. Seven-year-old Josh Welch attempted to shape a strawberry tart he was eating in the form of a mountain, but his teacher at Park Elementary School in Baltimore thought it looked like a gun, FOX News reports March 2.
"All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn't look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun [kind of]," Josh said.
Josh was suspended for two days after his teacher appeared visibly upset at what she saw. The boy suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the report.
After the incident, the teacher sent a letter home with the kids reading that "a student used food to make an inappropriate gesture."
Josh's father feels the two-day suspension is ridiculous and that the gun-shaped pastry didn't harm anyone.
"I would almost call it insanity," Josh's dad said. "I mean with all the potential issues that could be dealt with at school -- real threats, bullies, whatever the issue is. It's a pastry."
The school hasn't commented on the suspension or the gun-shaped pastry made by the student due to privacy reasons.
Was all of this one big misunderstanding about a pastry not looking quite like a mountain?