Kindergartner Suspended, Forced to go to Psychologist for Threatening Student – With Pink Bubble Gun
A 5 year old, female, kindergarten student in PA was suspended and ordered to undergo an evaluation by a psychologist after suggesting she was going to shoot another student with a pink gun that fires bubbles. The school called it a terroristic threat.
The suspension was for 2 days (the suspension was originally 10 days, but was reduced on appeal) and the girl was required to undergo a psychological evaluation during her suspension. The evaluation deemed the girl normal and not a threat to others, Ficker said.
The girl’s family is obviously upset about the incident, have retained legal counsel, are trying to get the incident off the girl’s permanent school records, and is considering pursuing legal action.
The family has tried to move the girl to another school in the meantime, but no other school will accept her with the terroristic threat violation on her record.
The Mount Carmel Area School District told ABC News, “We are confident that much of the information supplied to the media may not be consistent with the facts… The Mount Carmel Area School District takes the well-being and safety of students and staff very seriously.”