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Published On: Wed, Jan 30th, 2013

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.

Joseph Cardosa lego gun photoThe 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.

A recent story of a child being punished over a Hello Kitty bubble gun also made headlines and another student made a finger gun in a Maryland school only to face suspension as well.

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  1. jada says:

    Yet another example of the lunacy of zero-tolerance policies

  2. The Googlizer says:

    You can take his gun when you step over his napping body and pry it from his soft sticky hands.

  3. The Plotter says:

    At my nephew’s expensive touchy-feely school, they do not allow students to even say the word “gun” anymore. The glue gun is called the “glue gluer” now. He asked me if I thought that was stupid.

    Um, yeah, very.

    He’s changed schools since, to a place where teaching attitudes isn’t as important as rigorous academics.

  4. spunky says:

    Guns don’t kill people, LEGO does.

  5. eye goo says:

    You can take his gun when you step over his napping body and pry it from his soft sticky hands.

  6. BrightestYoungThings – Planet – Rise and Shine: The Internet Told Me So … says:

    […] 5-year-old threatened with suspension for making a LEGO gun. I feel ya kid, one time they suspended me in school for making a LEGO swastika. Talk about overreaction. […]

  7. BrightestYoungThings – NYC – Rise and Shine: The Internet Told Me So … says:

    […] 5-year-old threatened with suspension for making a LEGO gun. I feel ya kid, one time they suspended me in school for making a LEGO swastika. Talk about overreaction. […]

  8. BrightestYoungThings – DC – Rise and Shine: The Internet Told Me So … says:

    […] 5-year-old threatened with suspension for making a LEGO gun. I feel ya kid, one time they suspended me in school for making a LEGO swastika. Talk about overreaction. […]

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