5-Year-Old Suspended from School for Pretending a Stick Was a Gun


In North Carolina, five-year old Caitlin Miller was playing "Kings and Queens" with her school friends when she picked up a stick and pretended to "shoot" an intruder who had entered her "kingdom." Caitlin was a "guard" in the imaginary kingdom and her job was to protect the royals.

Below, first-person-stick-shooter Caitlin

Things quickly went south.

"Hoke County Schools said Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion, thus violating policy 4331."

The school district clowns offered a statement about the suspension: "Hoke County Schools will not tolerate assaults, threats or harassment from any student. Any student engaging in such behavior will be removed from the classroom or school environment for as long as is necessary to provide a safe and orderly environment for learning."

This ABC11 video shows Caitlin describing her "crime."