6-year-old suspended for pointing his finger like a gun
Web Producer: Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - The family of a 6-year-old Silver Spring boy who was suspended from school from pointing his finger like a gun and saying "pow" wants the incident stricken from the child's record.
The family's attorney filed an appeal Wednesday to ask that the incident be expunged. The attorney, Robin Ficker, said the boy had no intention to shoot anyone.
A spokesman for the school system said he could not discuss individual students for privacy reasons but said in a written statement that the boy's suspension from Roscoe Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring "was not a kneejerk reaction to a single incident."
The first grader was suspended for one day in December. The incident happened a week after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Email Alert Sign Up
Sign up here to receive breaking news stories from KSWT.com and morning updates to your email inbox.
The most haunted island on earth is a small island right off the coast of Venice, Italy called ‘The Island Of Poveglia. It's beautiful and deserted but it was also a body dumping ground a few hundred yearsMore >>
Spacious Island for sale; includes hotel. May need exorcism. More >>
Investigators looking for Modesto Cortes-Serillo who's suspected of gunning down a man after an argument is believed to be hiding out in Mexico. According to the Yuma Police Department their investigationMore >>
Man accused of killing a man outside a Yuma restaurant reached to children for help; now brother and sister are in jail. More >>
Midnight last night was the last chance to vote for NASA's newest prototype: a spacesuit design that will eventually go to Mars. In 2012, NASA released the Z-1, which looks strikingly similar to BuzzMore >>
NASA asked the public for help in choosing their future space suit. More >>
Daisy Cortes was in court earlier this week through her attorney asked for her bond to be reduced. According to published reports her attorney reported to the court that Ms. Cortes was unaware of her fathersMore >>
Daughter of suspected gunman has day in courtMore >>
Judge Jorge Lozano has just announced that he plans on running for Superior Court Judge; the 38 year old Justice of the Peace has been serving Somerton and San Luis for the past eight years and believesMore >>
South County Judge seeking a higher callingMore >>