The family of a kindergarten student in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania is thinking about filing a lawsuit after their five-year-old was suspended from school.
A pink Hello Kitty bubble gun is the reason the five-year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten at Mount Carmel Area Elementary School.
Her family’s attorney says she was at her school bus stop last week when she told a classmate she was going to shoot him and herself with the bubble gun - a gun she did not have with her.
According to the family’s lawyer, district officials at Mount Carmel Area Elementary School questioned the girl for three hours without her parent’s knowledge. She was suspended for ten days for making terroristic threats.
The Hello Kitty bubble is considered a toy. When you pull the trigger, it shoots out bubbles.
The family’s lawyer says a psychologist examined the girl and said she was not a danger to others, so district officials reduced the suspension from ten days to four days.
Mount Carmel’s superintendent would not comment on the suspension citing confidentiality concerns.
The family’s attorney says the incident will go on her permanent record, which the family will fight. He says the family is also considering suing the Mount Carmel Area School District.