Another day, another tale of gun hysteria in a public school, reports the Daily Caller.
The incident happened on Wednesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. on a school bus in Calvert County, Maryland, reports The Washington Post.
The kindergartener had brought the toy gun because his friend had brought a water gun the previous day. He later told his mother than he “really, really” wanted his friend to see it.
The suspended boy had acquired the menacing, plastic, orange-tipped weapon at Frontier Town, a western-themed campground with a water park, mini golf and the like.
School officials at Dowell Elementary School in the town of Lusby proceeded to question the five-year-old for over two hours before finally calling his mother, whom The Post also does not name.
The principal eventually called the boy’s mother at 10:50 a.m. By that time, the five-year-old had wet his pants (which the mother called highly unusual).
Two hours, to interrogate a little boy about a cap gun that was obviously (to anyone with any sense at all) a toy? How could such an interrogation possibly take two hours, and why weren’t the five-year-old boy’s parents called sooner?
The school’s conduct constitutes child abuse. The principal, Jennifer L. Young, ought to be fired and face criminal charges.