Pastry Gun Suspension: 7-Year-Old in Baltimore Sent Home

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 3, 2013 Last Updated: March 3, 2013
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Pastry gun suspension: A elementary school student in Baltimore was sent home for two days for biting his toaster pastry into the shape of a gun.

A 7-year-old student in Baltimore was suspended last week after he bit a toaster pastry into the shape of a gun, it was reported.

“It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn’t,” Josh Welch, the child, told WTVR television. “All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but it didn’t look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda.”

His teachers notified school officials, who called Welch’s father as to why his son was in trouble.

“I asked if was any one was hurt, they said no,” father B.J. Welch was quoted as saying. “I would almost call it insanity. I mean with all the potential issues that could be dealt with at school—real threats, bullies, whatever the issue is. It’s a pastry.”

Josh’s dad told the station that teachers said the boy posed a safety issue when he held the gun-shaped pastry and said, “Bang bang.”

His teacher was visibly mad when she saw the pastry shaped like a gun, according to Fox Baltimore. Josh, who suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), was suspended for two days as a result.

A letter was sent by school officials home to parents, which said that “a student used food to make an inappropriate gesture,” according to the station.

On the Fox Baltimore Facebook page, users said the boy’s suspension was unwarranted.

“This just goes to show the decline in teachers now a days,” said Facebook commenter Kalvin Lloyd.

Another questioned, “What happened to common sense and rational thinking?”

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  • Mikki Mousse

    Political correctness has crossed the line into insanity

  • Stewart Wood

    The teacher should be sent for re-education. Or simply fired – either will do!


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