Kindergartner Suspended For Bubble Gun “Threat”

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. (January 19, 2013)--A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles was suspended from kindergarten.

The girl’s family hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days but was reduced to two.

Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus.

Ficker said the girl didn't even have the bubble gun with her and has never fired a real gun.

He said she's "the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania."

School district solicitor Edward Greco told pennlive.com that officials are looking into the case.

He said school officials aren't at liberty to discuss disciplinary actions.


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