Child Suspended for Brandishing Chicken

From Times Wire Reports

An 8-year-old boy was suspended from school for three days after pointing a breaded chicken finger at a teacher and saying “Pow, pow, pow.”

The boy, who apparently violated the Jonesboro School District’s zero-tolerance policy against weapons, was suspended last week.

Kelli Kissinger, mother of first-grader Christopher, said: “It’s just a piece of chicken. How could you play like it’s a gun?”

In March 1998, four students and a teacher were killed and 10 others wounded when two youths opened fire on a schoolyard at Jonesboro’s Westside Middle School.