Maryland Second Grader Suspended for Packing Pop-Tart

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0  Updated at 3:21 am, March 4th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Hemera/Thinkstock(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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