5-year-old suspended for threatening to use bubble gun
A 5-year-old kindergarten student was suspended from her school in Pennsylvania, for threatening to shoot another child. Her weapon: A Hello Kitty bubble gun.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Pennsylvania (KTNV) -- A 5-year-old kindergarten student was suspended from her school in Pennsylvania, for threatening to shoot another child. Her weapon: A Hello Kitty bubble gun.
The little girl said she and a classmate should shoot each other with bubbles, and the school called it a terrorist threat.
Administrators at Mount Carmel Area Elementary took action, suspending the girl for 10 days, later reducing that to two.
The family's lawyer said a psychology evaluation calls the girl normal, but now her record isn't.
"The mother has tried to get the girl in another school since this time, and they won't take the little girl because of this mark on her record," said Robin Ficker, family attorney.
The attorney said the girl did not have the Hello Kitty bubble gun with her.
So was this all a big misunderstanding?
The school district's superintendent told ABC News, "We are confident that much of the information supplied to the media may not be consistent with the facts. The Mount Carmel Area School District takes the well-being and safely of students and staff very seriously."