A Georgia fourth grader was suspended from school this week after he brought a Nerf gun to class as part of a show-and-tell assignment.
To help the class get to know each other at the beginning of the school year, a teacher at Miller Elementary in Warner Robins, Ga., asked students to bring in a few of their favorite toys to talk about.
Ramsey McDonald's dad, Scott, told WMAZ he thought nothing of it until he got a call Tuesday alerting him that his son had brought "a weapon" to school.
"I asked them what it was and they said it was a plastic Nerf gun," he said.
The Nerf Reactor, pictured above, shoots soft foam balls and is rated for ages 6 and up.
As fair and just punishment for doing exactly what the assignment asked of him, Ramsey was initially given a three-day suspension from school. It's since been reduced to three days of in-school suspension.
Scott says that if he'd known Ramsey was planning to take the Nerf gun, he would have told him not to.