A 5-year-old girl, Caitlin Miller, was suspended this week in North Carolina for making a shooting motion with a stick while she was playing a game with the other kids during recess.
According to the girl’s mother, the child was playing a game with her friends that included “protecting the royals” and so she was pretending to shoot to protect “the king and queen”. The school told ABC 11, “Hoke County Schools said Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion, thus violating policy 4331.”
The mother, Brandy Miller, says that her child has been alienated by her classmates and teachers since the incident, and that she’s a sweet girl who does well in school.
The girl–Caitlin Miller–was playing “Kings and Queens” at recess on Friday and her role in the game was “to protect the royals.” She picked up a stick shaped like a gun to do this and, according to ABC 11, “Hoke County Schools said Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion, thus violating policy 4331.”
Caitlin’s mother, Brandy Miller, says her daughter “was alienated by her friends and teachers as a result of the suspension” and is hopeful that the school will apologize to Caitlin.
As of the now, the school system is standing by the suspension. They issued a statement, saying:
Hoke County Schools will not tolerate assaults, threats or harassment from any student. Any student engaging in such behavior will be removed from the classroom or school environment for as long as is necessary to provide a safe and orderly environment for learning.
Hoke County School Superintendent Freddie Williamson knows about the suspension.
On March 23 Breitbart News reported that 4-year-old Hunter Jackson was suspended for seven days from his pre-school, A Place to Grow, for bringing an empty .22 casing to school. Hunter’s mother said “a stone faced teacher” handed her a letter announcing the suspension and told her that Hunter had brought a “shotgun bullet” to school.