Kindergartner suspended for comment on toy bubble gun

An attorney for a 5-year-old girl in Mount Carmel, Pa., said school officials labeled her a "terrorist threat" after she told another girl she was going to shoot her with a toy gun that expels soap bubbles.

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten.

Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days but was reduced to two.

Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus.

Ficker says the girl didn't even have the bubble gun with her and has never fired a real gun. He says she's "the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania."

School district solicitor Edward Greco tells that officials are looking into the case. He said school officials aren't at liberty to discuss disciplinary actions.


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