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Colorado boy punished for drawing handgun during assignment

He looked up at the clouds and saw a handgun.

A Colorado second grader was disciplined after he drew a picture of a handgun during an assignment where students look up to the clouds and draw what they see.

Kody Smith, 8, went outside May 14, looked up to the sky and saw a big fluffy handgun, KKTV.com reported. When he showed the drawing to his teacher at Talbott Elementary in Widefield, which is southeast of Colorado Springs, he was reprimanded.

The school reportedly filed a behavior report that said Smith’s behavior was disruptive to the school. The school district told the station that the report will not remain on Smith’s record and its response was “in line with routine procedures focused on school safety. But the boy’s parents say he was wrongfully punished.

"He was doing exactly what he was told to do for the assignment,' Angel Rivers, the boy's mom, told the station.

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