Six-year olds suspended from school for playing cops and robbers at recess

WBAL.com

Two more Maryland school kids got into trouble for pointing their fingers playing cops and robbers at school.

Actually, in the Eastern Shore schoolyard during recess in this latest case.

It happened last week at White Marsh Elementary in Ta[l]bot County.

The two six year olds had been playing and were suspended for a day.

The father of one of the boys is in the Army and said he thinks the punishment was excessive for what amounted to horseplay between two first graders.

School officials declined comment citing federal confidentiality laws.

The mother of one of the boys said the principal told her the suspension in his case would be withdrawn.

A first grader in Montgomery County, Maryland was recently suspended for pointing his finger and saying “pow.”

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