5-Year-Old Girl Suspended From Kindergarten For Playing With ‘Stick Gun’ (Video)

5-Year-Old Girl Suspended From Kindergarten For Playing With ‘Stick Gun’ (Video)

A North Carolina mother is outraged after her five-year-old daughter was suspended from school for playing with a stick that resembled a gun.

Brandy Miller told WTVD that she got a call from her daughter’s principal on Friday about an incident that occurred on the playground.

It started Friday when her mother got a call from the principal about a playground incident. Caitlin explained that she and her two friends were using their imaginations, playing “King and Queen.”

In this case, Caitlin was the guard protecting the royals and picked up the gun to imitate shooting an intruder into the kingdom, ABC11 reports.

The principal said that Miller’s daughter Caitlin and two of her kindergarten classmates were playing a game when Caitlin picked up a stick and imitated shooting.

The principal said Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion, thus violating policy 4331.

“Hoke County Schools will not tolerate assaults, threats or harassment from any student. Any student engaging in such behavior will be removed from the classroom or school environment for as long as is necessary to provide a safe and orderly environment for learning,” the school system says.

Caitlin returned to school Tuesday after her one-day suspension.

Miller says her daughter was alienated by her friends and teachers as a result of the suspension, and she hopes that the school will issue some sort of apology.

While Caitlin’s mother says she understands the school’s policy on the matter, explaining it to her 5-year-old was a different story.

“We know why it’s bad. We watch the news, but then I have to tell my kid you’re not allowed to play like that in school because people do bad things to kids your age,” Brandy Miller said.

Hoke County School Superintendent Freddie Williamson is aware of the incident.

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