Joseph Cardosa, Massachusetts 5-year-old threatened with suspension for making a LEGO gun
More Sandy Hook hysteria as a Massachusetts elementary school student was disciplined for making a LEGO gun at school.
Joseph Cardosa, 5 years old, was participating in an after-school program at Hyannis West Elementary School on Cape Cod when school officials say he created a gun out of LEGOs, reports Fox25 Boston.
The boy’s parents told the station that the school issued Joseph an official warning, and said a second warning would lead to suspension.
“I can understand with all the things that are going on right now in schools, but on the other hand, kids are taught you know ‘here’s a squirt gun, this is fun,’ so this is fun to him, you know what I mean, he’s running around playing – a little bit of re-direction would have been enough,” mother Sheila Cruz told Fox25.
Cruz told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that the principal had explained the gun was a “threat to other children and other children could have been scared.”
The family had a sit-down to explain why it was not appropriate to play with guns at school, according to WBZ, but Cruz maintains this was merely a case of a little boy playing.