In the latest case of gun absurdity, a 7th grade boy from Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon, New Jersey was not only suspended for using a pencil but was also subjected to a five-hour battery of physical and psychological tests, including a blood sample.
Ethan Chaplin was twisting a pencil around when another child in the class who, according to Ethan, had bullied him earlier in the day, yelled out “he’s making gun motions, send him to juvie.”
Michael Chaplin, Ethan’s father told Fox News he was “absolutely livid” and said the school's handing of the situation was “gross misconduct at its finest.”
"They took something so minimal and took it so far over the edge," he told Fox News.
Vernon Schools Superintendent Charles Maranzano, meanwhile, said school policy requires officials to investigate all situations in which a student feels threatened by another. He said, "We never know what's percolating in the minds of children. And when they demonstrate behaviors that raise red flags, we must do our duty."
All the tests on Ethan showed him to be normal.