School suspends seven-year-old boy for biting pastry into a gun
ARE schools failing boys? Joshua Welch was suspended from Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland, for fashioning his snack into a pistol. His rustication lasted for two days. Joshua explained his art:
“It was already a rectangle. I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top of it and kind of looked like a gun.”
Adding for clarity’s sake:
“But it wasn’t.”
Sure. If you could make real guns from pastry, the French would never have been undone so easily by the Germans.
It is alleged that Joshua brandished the pastry and declared “Bang! Bang!” The Choux-ter was, blessedly, not loaded with raisins.
“One of our students used food to make inappropriate gestures.”
Joshua’s parent want the suspension removed from his permanent record. Because this is America, Joshua and his family rely on a lawyer in place of common sense. Robin Ficker, the boy’s brief, is taking the matter to the school board. He tells the Baltimore Sun
“If this school can’t educate a seven-year-old without putting him out of school, how are they going to deal with 17-year-olds?”
One would suggest a chemical cosh, the police force and / or prison.