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10-Year-Old Suspended For Pointing Hand In Shape Of Gun

10-Year-Old Suspended For Pointing Hand In Shape Of Gun

A 10-year-old Ohio boy is back in school after serving a three-day out-of-school suspension for pointing his fingers at a classmate in the shape of a gun.

WSYX reports fifth grader Nathan Entingh was in his science class last week when he made his hand into the shape of a gun and pointed it at his friend's head. Nathan said he was just joking around.

The school's principal then gave Nathan a three-day suspension and sent a letter home to his parents explaining what happened. WBNS adds Nathan was able to go back to school Tuesday.

Nathan told WCMH he had no idea he was breaking any rules when he pointed his hand at friend's head.

"But I've never heard that you couldn't pretend your hand was a gun. Like, it's not loaded, it's not actually going to hurt someone. I never heard a warning about this." (Via WCMH)

But a spokesman for Columbus City Schools says otherwise. "The kids were told, 'If you don't stop doing this type of stuff, there would be consequences,' ... It's just been escalating." The spokesman also toldThe Columbus Dispatch students had been sent home with three letters because of problems with "pretend gun play" this year.

But Nathan's father still says the punishment went too far.

"But a three-day suspension for that was a little excessive. I mean, I could understand them maybe giving him detention or even in-school suspension."

Nathan's father also says that the principal told him if something like this happened again, the suspension would be even longer.

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polorabbit March 05 2014 at 11:24 AM

how dumb can the pricipal be,get a life

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penbram polorabbit March 05 2014 at 11:35 AM

How dumb can the kid be? How many times does he have to be told? Is he mentally deficient? That would be the only acceptable reason for acting in a way that he has been warned not to act. Due to parents' coddling, kids have begun to think their actions don't have real consequences....mommy & daddy will take care of any unpleasantness.

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harryd1942 March 05 2014 at 11:51 AM

I played Cowboys and Indians with toy guns and sometimes just with sticks and pretend they were guns or speers. WELL.. that didn't make me a bad person. I believe most of the Video killing games seem to show kids that there is no harm, and that it's all fake and no one gets hurt. And a lot of it is Parenting. With mostly both parents have to work, a child has no proper upbringing, and todays kids generally want, want and want. Society is the problem, NOT the kids.

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BENDOVERKING March 05 2014 at 11:53 AM

What kind of finger was it? A Glock or a Ruger.....And was it loaded? Since his finger was a deadly weapon then they should have been able to answer those questions......Amazing how Libtarded idiots have taken over the world.....it's getting time to fight back.

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The Riley's March 05 2014 at 11:55 AM

Our schools are a complete failure. Kids are pushed through that can't read, write, or do simple math, but we are teaching them that pointing a finger is evil. What a bunch of crap! You want to know what is wrong with our schools, just take a look at Nathan's principal and his peers. We have let the political correct and social engineering morons turn our schools into little brain washing institutions. They certainty are not putting anything into the students head related to surviving in a competitive world, but they will learn not to point a finger, how to use a contraceptive, and how evil and greedy the corporations that made this country the envy of the world are. This insanity has got to stop. We need to let our kids be kids and playing cop's and robbers, or cowboys and Indians is a part of being a kid. It will not make them crazed killers. Every kid of my generation did these things and I know none that turned out to be serial killers. Who was it that said stupid is as stupid does. We as parents are stupid for sitting back and allowing this insanity.

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Spooky J March 05 2014 at 11:56 AM

Zero tolerance, a finger can be a dangerous thing on the wrong hand. Our educational system sucks. No common sense! Poor kid.

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moody2night March 05 2014 at 11:57 AM

Good bye dumb ass principal no one called on u when your finger was in your nose! jackass In 12 th grade I had been kicked out off school. two years later my buddys now wife got him busted for 5 bottles of alcohol in office but I went back and graduated with wrong class

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cfritter March 05 2014 at 1:12 PM

These are the people who mold your childs mind. What will it be like in 20 years?

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cutwould March 05 2014 at 12:06 PM

Whatta bunch of idiots our schools are being run by. I worry about the future of this country with the products or our education system one day being incharge.

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reddelph cutwould March 05 2014 at 12:10 PM

Of course it's stupid! Government grooming for total mind control of our children and we sit back & let them do it!

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Wes March 05 2014 at 12:29 PM

This i just crazy and we have allowed it to happen and continue on. WAKE UP America. Stop all this polioical correct crap. More energy is wasted on this crap than being productive and creatring jobs or products!

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zzyxx March 05 2014 at 12:30 PM

the left wing are proponents of.....see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil....or you shall be punished

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