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Brighton, Colo. - A 5 year-old Colorado girl was suspended from kindergarten on Monday for bringing a gun to her elementary school.

If this sounds familiar, a nearly identical incident took place in Mount Carmel back in 2013.  A five-year-old student who brought her "Hello Kitty" bubble gun to school was suspended for 10 days for making terroristic threats, according to her family's attorney. The Mount Carmel Area School District later wiped the slate clean for the kindergarten student.

Back in Colorado, the girl’s mother, who goes by Emma, said she was shocked when she got a call from Southeast Elementary School telling her she needed to pick up her daughter and take her home.

“If they had contacted me and said can you make sure this doesn’t happen again, we just want you to be aware, I think that would have been a more appropriate way to handle the situation. Could we have a warning? It blows bubbles,” she said.

Emma said she never would have knowingly let her daughter bring the toy to school. She said her daughter put it in her backpack without telling her. But the school is sticking to its guns, calling the toy a safety concern and a classroom distraction.

It released a statement Tuesday:

“While we hear and understand the parents of this student being concerned about this discipline in light of the student's age and type of item, this suspension is consistent with our district policy as well as how Southeast has handled similar situations throughout this school year. This has involved similar situations where students have brought items such as Nerf guns to school and also received one-day suspensions. The bringing of weapons, real or facsimile, to our schools by students can not only create a potential safety concern but also cause a distraction for our students in the learning process. Our schools, particularly Southeast because of past instances with students bringing fake weapons to school, make a point of asking parents to be partners in making sure students are not bringing these items to school. This includes asking parents to check backpacks.”

Emma said she understands the motive behind the policy. She just thinks common sense needs to be applied when enforcing it.

"I don't want her to miss out on class. That's a silly reason not to go to school. What bugs me is this is going to be something they can refer to if we have any issues in the future which I don't foresee, but it's always going to be lingering there in her school file,” she said.

15 comments

  • Elaine

    Everyone is missing the point on this issue. If a School Policy says no guns, that means no guns. No toy guns. Why is that so difficult to understand. The mother of this kid needs punished for being an idiot!

  • Tessa

    This country is going to s**t real fast!! Kindergartner with a bubble gun holy hell better call SWAT!! Poor kid I’m sure she doesn’t understand that something she plays with at home could be so bad at school. People we got to do something about the stupidly going on but what? Racking my brain.

    • Lloyd "be the change" Schmucatelli

      Call the specific school, tell them who you are, where you’re from and how stupid they are.

      It’s like that school out west a few month ago. Took a 1st grader lunch away from him as he was eating it because his parents account lapsed.

      I emailed the school and said it they are that broke or didn’t have the decency to cough up $2 for that poor kids lunch to send me an email and I’ll send them some money to cover lunches for kids who lapse.

      That ma’am, is what you can do. Speak up when you think your voice doesn’t matter!

      That’s why I don’t care how much I get thumbs down or deleted in these comments.

      What I say needs to be said even if it only makes sense to one other person.

  • Lloyd "thumbsadownsa" Schmucatelli

    A bubble making toy is as much a firearm as Bruce Jenner is a woman!

  • God's Left Fist

    The problem isn’t the faculty. They don’t get to pick and choose which silly rules to follow. If the faculty follows ridiculous district policy, they get to keep their jobs.

    Schools are overreacting to hyper-sensitive parents who’d sooner file a lawsuit against their own district than sit down and hammer out better policies or – God forbid – trust the common sense of those they’re entrusting their kids to every school day.

  • why are we alive

    the point of life is to live, and to punish a child for nothing is insane, anybody involved should be arrested for child abuse

  • magicmikexxsm

    Kindergartner Suspended for Bringing Bubble Gun to Class………………………………………
    Liberalism run a muck….keep voting for democrats, and get more of this……common sense people please…….

  • Batman

    What a load of BS!! Maybe the school administrators should be fired for being incompetent, as they are not fit to do their jobs. Oh wait, they are doing their jobs being more worried about a toy bubble gun than actually aiding in the education of our kids. Bunch of morons, and to those that don’t like that language..you can go jump in front of that bubble!!

    • Lloyd "get real people" Schmucatelli

      You sir are correct. Whatever you do, don’t run towards the bubbles!!

      If the teachers and administrators can’t tell the difference between a see through plastic bubble making you and a cold steel black firearm, maybe JUST MAYBE, they are qualified to be educating the youth of our country.

      I could teach my 3 year old the difference between the 2.

  • Lloyd "bubble blower" Schmucatelli

    Since when is a toy a weapon?

    This country is becoming more and more pathetic every single day.

    Nanny state PC NONSENSE.

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