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
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