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Sumter, SC (WLTX) - A kindergartner at Alice Drive Elementary in Sumter has been expelled from school for bringing a clear plastic gun to class.

Naomi McKinney, who's six-year-old, was expelled on January 7th. UPDATE: Girl Allowed Back in Class

The problem began when Naomi grabbed her brother's Airsoft gun to bring in for show and tell.

"I chose to bring it to school because I thought I could show my friends it because they might like seeing it," Naomi explains.

Her dad, Hank, says he and her mother didn't see what she choose to bring until getting a call from the school.

"The school needed me down there that my daughter was fixing to be expelled," he says. "I got in the car and rushed down there and when I got in there the principal told me that she had a gun at school and she pulls it out and it is a little clear plastic gun."

News19 asked the Sumter County School District for a picture or description of the gun but said they would not release that information because it is part of the child's discipline record, which they do not disclose.

"You have to show some kind of judgment," Hank McKinney says. "I know there is a lot going on with guns and schools and that is tragic but a six year old bringing a toy to school doesn't know better."
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This shows the stupidity of todays educators. Zero Tolerance has taken over for common sense. No way should this child, or any child be expelled from school because of a toy gun. I'm so glad I don't have kids in school today because most educators are idiots and we would be having words every day.
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What's retarded is a society that produces and purchases "toy guns" for its children in the first place.
Might as well give them toy crack pipes. Actually, that would be better. At least they'd only be pretending to hurt themselves.
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So ****ing stupid. This country is being overrun by ****ing idiots
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What's retarded is a society that produces and purchases "toy guns" for its children in the first place.
Might as well give them toy crack pipes. Actually, that would be better. At least they'd only be pretending to hurt themselves.
DING DING DING DING DING! We have a winner. I choose that quote as the WTF award recipient for the month of January.
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DING DING DING DING DING! We have a winner. I choose that quote as the WTF award recipient for the month of January.
I was going for the "There really are people that confused." award (it's the one with a guy in a round room looking for corner to pee in).
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What's retarded is a society that produces and purchases "toy guns" for its children in the first place.
Might as well give them toy crack pipes. Actually, that would be better. At least they'd only be pretending to hurt themselves.

I was raised in a household where toy guns were not allowed.

We had the real thing but not toys. And we were raised to regard the real guns as tools, not playthings.
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This shows the stupidity of todays educators. Zero Tolerance has taken over for common sense. No way should this child, or any child be expelled from school because of a toy gun. I'm so glad I don't have kids in school today because most educators are idiots and we would be having words every day.
I understand the policy about toy guns in school but this is a six year old who needs to have the issue explained to her and not be expelled. Educators today are the ones lacking education it seems.
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FYI, the expulsion has been reversed.
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I understand the policy about toy guns in school but this is a six year old who needs to have the issue explained to her and not be expelled. Educators today are the ones lacking education it seems.
I'm still trying to understand that WTF nominee/awardee's statement (post #2) about how a toy gun and a toy crack pipe differ in a child pretending to hurt himself.

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I'd much rather see children taught about guns and encouraged to take up marksmanship. In fact, we were introduced to marksmanship, albeit with BB guns in the sixth grade. Of course, we were more aligned with Reality back then.
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