7-year-old John Welch of Baltimore still isn't quite sure why he was suspended from Park Elementary School, though he understands it had something to do with his breakfast pastry's slight resemblance to a weapon.
It was another morning in the life of a little boy with ADHD who loves art. Josh was munching on a strawberry Pop-Tart, when his creativity got the better of him, and he decided to reshape his breakfast by nibbling on its edges.
"It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn't," he said.
But his teacher though it definitely looked like a gun, and, what's more, she claims she saw Josh hold on to his food and utter the words "bang bang."
His Pop-Tart was confiscated and he was immediately suspended for two days.
"I would almost call it insanity," said Josh's father B.J. "I mean with all the potential issues that could be dealt with at school, real threats, bullies, whatever the real issue is, it's a pastry.., Ya know?"
The school stands by its decision, and even sent a letter to other parents explaining that a student was suspended for using food "to make inappropriate gestures."