An 8-year-old boy was reprimanded for thinking a cloud looked like a gun.
Kody Smith, a second grader at Talbott Elementary in Widefield, Colorado, was assigned to go outside, find a cloud, and use his imagination to draw what he saw.
He did and then received a reprimand. He was called into the office and a behavior report was filed. According to KKTV, which received a statement from the school:
Our primary responsibility as a school district is to ensure safety of all staff, students and community. We exercised an age-appropriate reaction to an incident. The student's education was never disrupted nor is this incident on the student's permanent record. Our response was in line with routine procedures focused on school safety.
But the boy’s father, Jeff Smith said, “It hurts. It hurts that he was so scared for being penalized for his imagination.”
The Widefield School District said the incident will not be on the boy's permanent record.