(DENVER) — A 7-year-old was suspended from his Baltimore school last Thursday after he was reported for biting his Pop-Tart into a shape his teacher thought was a gun.
According to ABC News affiliate KMGH-TV, Josh Welch claimed he was trying to nibble his strawberry snack into a mountain shape, but a teacher at the second grader’s Park Elementary School saw things differently.
She got “pretty mad,” Welch told KMGH; the boy said he knew he was “in big trouble.”
His dad, B.J. Welch, said of the suspension, “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.”
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