Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

U.S.

Boy, 7, suspended for shaping pastry into gun, dad says

A 7-year-old Maryland boy was suspended from school for two days for shaping a breakfast pastry into what his teacher thought looked like a gun, according to his father.

FoxBaltimore.com reports that Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, was eating a strawberry tart when he decided to shape it into a mountain.

"All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn't look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun [kind of]," Josh told the station.

Josh, who suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, said his teacher was visibly mad when she saw that the pastry looked like a gun, according to the report.

The boy's dad, who was not identified in the report, was later notified that Josh had been suspended for two days for fashioning the pastry into a gun. 

A letter was sent home with students explaining that "a student used food to make an inappropriate gesture," the station reported.

School officials declined to a request for comment from FoxBaltimore.com due to privacy issues.

Click here for more from FoxBaltimore.com.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.91% up 3.86%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.07% up 3.00%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.26% up 4.05%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.17% up 3.11%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.39% dw 3.66%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.60% dw 4.62%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.09% up 4.08%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.02% up 4.88%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.54% up 4.34%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.54% up 4.34%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.66% -- 2.66%  
36 M Used Graph 3.12% up 3.11%  
48 M New Graph 2.92% up 2.91%  
48 M Used Graph 2.76% up 2.75%  
60 M New Graph 3.06% up 3.05%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.36% -- 0.36%  
1 yr Graph 0.61% dw 0.65%  
5 yr Graph 1.45% up 1.44%