A school that suspended a five-year-old girl for “threatening” class mates with a Hello Kitty bubble gun will not back down on the issue, refusing to retract a statement describing the girl’s actions as “terroristic”.
The incident occurred on January 10th, when the girl, whose identity is being protected, declared she was going to shoot other children, and then herself with a pink toy gun that fires bubbles composed of a harmless soap solution.
School officials reportedly categorized the incident as a “terroristic threat,” and labeled the girl’s actions a “threat to harm others.”
In my opinion this is a serious situation and speaks of how parents need to limit their childrens exposure to news based upon the childs imulation of recent shootings, and the potential of this and other children actually acting out these "fantasies". And what parent would want to buy their little girl a toy like this?
I guess the toy maker didn't want to leave little girls out of the gun culture with this model.
Did the school take the appropriate actions? Did they over-react? What would you have done?