You probably heard about the story about a boy who got suspended from school for chewing his pastry into the shape of a gun a couple of years ago.
Joshua Welch was suspended from Anne Arundel County’s Park Elementary in 2013 when he chewed his pastry into the shape of a gun and pretended to fire it.
The boy's father, B.J. Welch, took the issue to court and get the suspension removed from his son's record. And can you blame him?
“It will be on his record in school and every time he goes into a new grade. There’s a presumption he did something wrong and he’s a bad kid,” said the family’s attorney, Robin Ficker.
Well, an Anne Arundel County circuit judge upheld the suspension because the boy's actions were “disruptive”.
Officials with Anne Arundel County Schools released a statement saying, “We have believed from the outset that the actions of the school staff were not only appropriate and consistent, but in the best interests of all students.”
Ficker says he will be appealing to the Court of Special Appeals.