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Published On: Sat, Jan 19th, 2013

Pennsylvania girl, age 5, suspended from school, labeled ‘terrorist threat’ over Hello Kitty bubble blowing gun

A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten, a reported updated on Friday.

Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days but was reduced to two.

hello kitty bubble blowing gunAttorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a ‘terrorist threat’ for the bubble gun remark, made on January 10 as both girls waited for a school bus.

“This logic, which was not said in malice, came from the mind of this beautiful 5-year-old child who was playing with her friends, whom she hugs every day,” Ficker said.

“You’re telling me that this child was questioned by adults, in a situation where there was no parent or parental guardian, and then she was, initially, given an incident category of ‘making terrorist threats?” “And this from a 5-year-old? What’s going on here? Can’t kids be kids anymore?”

“This is a good-natured little girl,” Ficker said. “And this shows how hysterical people who work at schools have become since Sandy Hook.”

Mount Carmel Superintendent Bernard Stellar on Thursday declined comment, saying it would be a breach of confidence and that he cannot discuss student discipline issues.

 

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  1. Hello Kitty the Terrorist - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Just look at the asinine actions of school officials with regard to a 5 year old child bringing a Hello Kitty Bubble Gun into school: […]

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