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Boy Suspended From School For Making Gun-Like Gesture With Hand

Craig Jewell

A 10-year-old Ohio boy was suspended from school for a ‘level 2 lookalike firearm.’

The firearm in question? His fingers.

Nathan Entingh is a fifth grader at Columbus’ Devonshire Alternative Elementary School. He says he ‘was just playing around’ when making the hand gesture.

According to District spokesman Jeff Warner in the Columbus DispatchNathan wasn’t just ‘shooting’ fellow students. He was walking up to them, holding the gun-like hand gesture to their head, and finishing in an ‘execution style.’

"It’s just been escalating" Devonshire Principal Patricia Price warned the students about this type of behavior before. ‘If you don’t stop doing this type of stuff, there would be consequence.‘ Warner followed up by saying ‘it’s just been escalating.’

Nathan’s father, Paul, says it’s just adults acting childish to a child’s actions. He says no one felt threatened. Speaking with the Dispatch, Paul commented ‘It would even make more sense maybe if he brought a plastic gun that looked like a real gun or something, but it was his finger.’

The school is not overturning the three-day suspension at this point.



[Columbus Dispatch]


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