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6-Year-Old Boy Suspended for Playing with Imaginary Bow and Arrow

A 6-year-old was suspended while pretending to shoot a imaginary bow and arrow at recess.

A 6-year-old received a three day suspension in Cincinnati, Ohio for pretending to shoot an imaginary bow at recess. Parents are frustrated with a decision made by the administrators at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic school after suspending a boy who was pretending to be a power ranger.

See what news reporters had to share.

A letter from the principal stated, “I have no tolerance for any real, pretend, or imitated violence. The punishment is an out of school suspension.”

The parent of the young boy makes a valid point regarding the harsh punishment.

 “I don’t see anything wrong with the way he was playing. The punishment is so severe in this it’s hard as a parent to try to make this a teachable moment for our kid so we can move forward in a healthy manner.”

What do you think should’ve be done in this situation? Growing up, playing ‘army’ or Cowboys and Indians was a common game while on the playground.

Are schools being too radical in delivering harsh punishment to young children for simply playing on the playground?


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6-Year-Old Boy Suspended for Playing with Imaginary Bow and Arrow