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ACLU Worries Young Students Are Being Treated too Harshly

by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 19 2013 5:42PM
Another case where a young area student is suspended for seemingly innocent childhood behavior, that is deemed as a threat to harm others. Officials at Minnieville Elementary in Prince William County now say they will clear the child's school record of the incident. Claire Gustanaga with the Virginia ACLU is still concerned that the behavior of children is being turned into criminal conduct.
The boy apparently made the pointing motion after another child pretended to shoot him with a bow and arrow. Officials put the fake gun pointing in the same category as bringing a real weapon to school.
In recent years a Spotsylvania County teen was suspended for shooting a plastic spitwad. It was considered violent criminal conduct.
 
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02/19/2013 5:42PM
ACLU Worries Young Students Are Being Treated too Harshly
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