Toy Gun in School Earns 4th-Grader Suspension

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
A fourth-grader has been suspended after bringing a toy gun to school.

Recalled dart gun. Picture from CPSC

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A West Michigan fourth-grader has been suspended at least 10 days after bringing a toy gun that shoots plastic pellets to school.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Friday that parents at Palmer Elementary will get letters about the boy's suspension.

School district spokesman John Helmholdt says the parent of another student told the school's principal that her child saw the boy with the gun Thursday. The suspended boy's parents confirmed that he had the toy gun.

Helmholdt said toy gun issues are treated the same as those involving real weapons.

The newspaper reports that the high school and middle school in nearby Greenville was shut down briefly last fall after students saw a teenager with similar toy gun that looked like a real handgun. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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