When 6-year-old Tawann Caskey brought a little plastic orange squirt gun to school in his backpack, school officials laughed it off and sent a little reminder note home to his mom.
Just kidding. They went nuts and suspended the 6-year-old for 10 days for not knowing the particulars of the district's policy on "Class IV" offenses:
According to Kansas City, Mo., School District policy, the squirt gun is a simulated weapon and a class IV, which is the most serious school offense. Principals claim to have no discretion in cases like Tawaan's. It is an automatic 10-day suspension. 'We ask our principals for safety of students and staff, and we do follow the code of conduct and do not give exceptions to Class IV offenses. We take it very seriously,' the school district's Phyllis Budesheim said.
Here's the worst part. Humorless district officials said it will go on his "permanent record." (I'm not kidding.) There goes Harvard.