Maryland judge upholds school suspension for ‘pastry-gun’ boy

Maryland judge upholds school suspension for ‘pastry-gun’ boy

[Ed. – Howard Portnoy originally reported on the horrifying breach of Maryland’s zero tolerance policy in 2013 when 7-year-old Josh Welch — inadvertently, according to Josh — ate his toaster pastry into a shape that could be interpreted as a gun.  As Joe Newby’s illustration for this latest update demonstrates nicely, the pastry could also be seen as a representation of Florida.  But apparently the young scamp was a repeat offender.  As with so many things these days, the real issue is not that rules are being enforced; the issue is WHAT the rules are.]

Three years ago, a seven-year-old boy in Maryland was suspended for chewing a Pop Tart into the rough shape of a gun.  The family has fought the suspension ever since and recently got a bit of bad news.

According to CBS Baltimore, a judge upheld the suspension. …

CBS reported:

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After a three year battle, an Anne Arundel County circuit court judge has ruled the boy’s actions were disruptive and that a suspension was appropriate.

Officials with Anne Arundel County Schools have always said Josh’s behavior wasn’t a one-time deal. They say there were 20 documented incidents before he was even suspended.

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