WASHINGTON – A 7-year-old boy was suspended last week from an Anne Arundel County school for chewing a danish into the shape of a gun and saying “bang, bang” to one of his classmates.
The boy’s father, William “B.J.” Welch, told the Washington Post his son originally nibbled his strawberry-filled pastry into the shape of a mountain, but then decided it actually looked more like a gun.
Officials from Park Elementary School said the boy pointed the pastry at a classmate, the Post reports.
“In my eyes, it’s irrelevant. I don’t care who he pointed it at,” Welch told the Post. “It was harmless. It was a danish.”
See a copy of the school’s letter to parents below: