Tiny Gun Key Chain Lands Student In Hot Water

This is absolutely ridiculous. Whatever happened to common sense? Look at this silly little key chain. Does it frighten you?

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It frightened teachers when it fell out of a Rhode Island twelve year old’s backpack, and he was suspended from school and banned from a field trip.

Yet another student has landed in trouble for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.

This time, the student is 12-year-old Joseph Lyssikatos, a student in advanced math who had perfect attendance last year. The seventh-grader made the mistake of bringing a ridiculously small, silver keychain shaped like a gun to Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School in Coventry, R.I, reports local NBC affiliate WJAR.

The two-inch keychain fell out of Lyssikatos’s backpack while he was at school.

After another kid picked it up and displayed it to other students, a teacher intervened and impounded the keychain.

Apparently fearing that the roughly quarter-sized hunk of cheap metal was somehow a danger to life and limb, school officials sprang into action. They suspended Lyssikatos for three days. He has also been banned from an upcoming class field trip. (Read More)

Good grief.

H/T iOwnTheWorld