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In Newtown wake: A boy is suspended over gun gesture

A week after the Newtown shooting, a six-year-old student in Maryland pointed his finger like a gun, said "pow" and his school suspended him. His parents filed an appeal this week to have the incident removed from his record. 


Regulating children's play is now an issue as the Newton shooting heightens gun sensitivities. A Maryland child was suspended for pointing his finger like a gun this week. Here, children at a Massachusetts elementary school play during recess.


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The family of a 6-year-old Silver Spring boy who – a week after the Newtown, Conn. shooting – was suspended from school  for pointing his finger like a gun and saying "pow" wants the incident stricken from the child's record.

The family's attorney filed an appeal Wednesday to ask that the incident be expunged. The attorney, Robin Ficker, said the boy had no intention to shoot anyone.


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