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School Gun Suspension: 2nd-Grade Boys, Booted For Pointing Pencils, Return To Class

May 8, 2013

The two second-graders suspended for making shooting noises while pointing pencils at each other were allowed back at school Wednesday.

The boys got into trouble Friday, when a teacher caught them engaging in a play fight. The Associated Press reported the boys' horseplay violated the Suffolk, Va., school's zero-tolerance ban on weapons.

"A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made," Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for Suffolk Public Schools, said in an interview with Fox local affiliate WAVY.

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