BALTIMORE, MD – It’s frightening anytime the words gun and school appear together, but this next story is more strange than scary. A second grader gets suspended from school, after chewing his breakfast pastry into the form of a pistol.
7-year-old Josh Welch, a student at Baltimore’s Park Elementary School, suffers from ADHD and has a hard time with academics. But when it comes to art class, the super creative josh excels. Now school officials are saying Josh’s imagination went a little too far, when the 2nd grader gnawed at the pop tart he was eating at school for breakfast until the snack was shaped like a gun.
Officials say this sweet situation turned sour, when Josh allegedly threatened other students by pointing his strawberry flavored pop tart gun and saying “bang, bang.”
Josh doesn’t remember it that way.
The school stands behind the punishment which they tried to justify in a letter to parents saying: “One of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures.” The creative 2nd grader is sorry he missed school but would be happy to just get his pop tart back.