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7-Year-Old Suspended Over Toy Gun, Even Though He “Turned Himself In”

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7-Year-Old Suspended Over Toy Gun, Even Though He “Turned Himself In”

They should have commended the boy for doing the right thing.

A first-grade student in New Kensington, Pennsylvania has been suspended and may face expulsion for bringing a plastic toy gun to school, despite the fact that he realized he’d made a mistake and voluntarily handed it over to teachers.

In an all too familiar story, 7-year-old Darin Simak faces a disciplinary hearing Friday, all because he used a backpack that he doesn’t normally take to school, not realizing that the toy was inside.

The boy’s parents are fuming that the incident has not been quickly resolved by officials at Martin Elementary School officials, and has instead been needlessly exacerbated.

“He found the toy gun on the outside pocket,” the boy’s father Chris Simak told local reporters. “He took it straight to the teacher and said that he wasn’t allowed to have it.”

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