A first-grade student was expelled for a year for allegedly bringing a BB gun to school, according to the New Haven Register.
A first-grader at Derby’s Irving School has been expelled for a year for allegedly bringing a BB gun to school, according to an article from the New Haven Register.
The six-year-old’s family says he and his classmates found the gun under a slide during recess, and that there is no way that he brought it from home, according to the article.
“We don’t even buy squirt guns for our kids,” Angela Baldino, the boy’s mother, told the Register.
The boy’s expulsion will last through Oct. 11, 2014, and he will be tutored from home five days a week, according to the Register.
Tara Spaulding, a parent from Shelton, felt that a year-long expulsion was too long for a first-grader, though the situation left her uneasy nonetheless.
“It’s scary to think that my kid could have been at that school,” Spaulding said. “What if it hadn’t been a BB gun.”
“I would just be aiming some blame at the teachers too,” Spaulding said. “Where were they when it was being played with.”
Kathryn Hutchings, a grandparent of an Irving School student, agreed that the expulsion was too long, but was more concerned that she never received a notice home from the school about the situation.
The Derby Superintendent has denied requests for a comment.