11-Year-Old Given 5-Day Suspension for Bringing Foam “Bullet” to School

The school initially expelled the 11-year-old, a special needs student in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but relented and gave him a 5-day suspension instead after he brought a foam Nerf bullet to school with a toothpick added to the tip. By his account, the toothpick made it so that when he shot it at the ground at home, it would stick in the dirt. He had it in his pocket one day at school, because he had forgotten about it. School officials thought that it resembled a shank too much and assumed Read more […]