Kindergartner suspended for bubble gun threat

January 19, 2013 12:52:48 AM PST
A 5-year Pennsylvania girl who told a friend she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty bubble gun - has been suspended.

Pennsylvania authorities say the kindergartner was suspended because she threatened to shoot herself and a classmate with a pink hello Kitty Bubble gun. The toy gun shoots out bubbles when you pull the trigger.

Authorities say the girl did not have the gun with her when she made the threat, but the incident has parents at the school worried.

Still, some say the punishment was too harsh. "It's only a bubble gun. For a five-year-old. To give them a ten day suspension -- That's horrible," said Ray Scott, Parent.

A psychologist examined the girl and said she was not a danger to others, so officials reduced the suspension from 10 days to four days.

The little girl's family says it's considering filing a lawsuit against the school.


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