7-yr-old Colorado boy suspended for throwing imaginary grenade while playing 'rescue the world'
Washington, Feb. 6 : A seven-year-old boy studying in the second grade in Colorado has been suspended from his elementary school for 'throwing' an imaginary grenade during a harmless make-believe game he was playing called 'rescue the world'.
The innocent 7-year-old claimed he was, in fact, simply trying to rescue the world, but officials at Mary Blair Elementary School, in Loveland, Colorado, said playing with a weapon, the pretend grenade in this case, whether imaginary or real, is unacceptable on school grounds.
Alex Evans, the little boy, who can't even pronounce his punishment, let alone understand why it happened, said that he was trying to save people and he just can't believe he got dispended.
According to the New York Daily News, Evans told KDVR-TV that he was merely playing a game during recess at the school when he threw an imaginary grenade into a box that contained make-believe evil forces.
Evans attends Mary Blair Elementary School which employs a zero-tolerance policy with weapons, whether real or pretend.
According to the report, Evans' mother said she didn't 'think the rule is very realistic for kids this age'.
Schools across the U.S. have been extra careful, and extra anxious, when it comes to weapons on campus in the aftermath of a number of school shootings, it added.