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    Students suspended for making slingshots

    PITTSBURGH, April 27 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh elementary school said five fourth-graders were suspended on weapons charges for making slingshots from pencils, rubber bands and paper clips.

    Principal Kathi Shirey of Fawn Elementary School said a teacher and three students were hit by paper clips launched from the slingshots, created by the children from their school supplies, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Monday. The teacher and students were not injured.

    "Everyone uses pencils while in school, but you would never think someone would use them to create a weapon, but that's exactly how the district sees it," Shirey said. "It's an object that could have caused serious injury."

    The principal said the school district could have expelled the students for an entire school year, but due to their ages, they were only suspended for one day and one of their scheduled field trips was taken away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    Students suspended for making slingshots

    PITTSBURGH, April 27 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh elementary school said five fourth-graders were suspended on weapons charges for making slingshots from pencils, rubber bands and paper clips.

    Principal Kathi Shirey of Fawn Elementary School said a teacher and three students were hit by paper clips launched from the slingshots, created by the children from their school supplies, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Monday. The teacher and students were not injured.

    "Everyone uses pencils while in school, but you would never think someone would use them to create a weapon, but that's exactly how the district sees it," Shirey said. "It's an object that could have caused serious injury."

    The principal said the school district could have expelled the students for an entire school year, but due to their ages, they were only suspended for one day and one of their scheduled field trips was taken away.

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    They need suspension for being disruptive pains in the ass.

    But calling this "weapons charges" is so freeking stupid and proves yet again how the media can transform public opinion.
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    Chelko said her son "came home and cried for three hours on the couch because he was suspended. That was torment enough for him."
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    Jeez, I feel so Old School. If couldn't launch a ball bearing, I don't think the boys would have bothered.
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