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March 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Maryland boy suspended for chewing pastry into ‘gun’ shape

Mixed messages for children

I do understand the sensitivity in public schools toward guns [“School suspends boy, 7, who chewed tart into ‘gun’ shape,” News, March 5]. I myself am very concerned about guns in this country.

I am wondering, though, about a nation that expels a young child from school for chewing his pastry into the shape of a gun or holding their finger like a gun, but at the same time allows parents to walk around openly with assault rifles.

It seems like we are sending very mixed messages to our children.

–Ted Coskey, Seattle

Comments | More in Children, Education, Gun control | Topics: Maryland, public schools, Second Amendment

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