A 7-year-old student at Mary Blair Elementary School in Loveland, Colorado was suspended after he pretended to throw an imaginary grenade during recess. The boy's mother, Mandie Watkins said she got a call from the principal who told her that Alex made no threats but motioned as if he was throwing a grenade. Watkins said Alex told her that he threw the pretend grenade at an imaginary box that had something evil inside of it. Watkins said, "He is very confused. I'm confused as well, so it makes it hard for me to enforce these rules when I don't even understand them." The school said the boy broke one of their "absolute" rules which prohibits weapons and physical abuse or fighting -- whether real or make-believe. District Superintendent Stan Scheer said, "It fell under that set of local policy they have in the building, and it was shared with all parents in the community at the beginning of the year." Watkins is meeting with school officials in the hopes that she can get her son's suspension lifted. She said, "They need to have rules that are clear-cut, easy to understand and realistic for this age group." (Denver Post)
I GUESS YOU GO TO JAIL FOR PLAYING COWBOYS AND INDIANS. COME ON PEOPLE LIGHTEN UP!!!!