Brittney O'Brien is mom to 6 year old Declan. She received a call Tuesday from Forrestbrook Elementary that Declan was beind suspended for 1 day. The reason shocked her. He had made his blocks into the shape of a gun and pointed that at another student."We’re not talking about my son saying he was going to bring in a gun. We’re not talking about him using those blocks and hitting the student. We’re talking about play and it’s just, this is hard for me because I just don’t understand.”
Horry County Schools Spokesperson Teal Britton refused to comment on any specific incident. However she did say "if an object, such as a pencil, is used in a certain way to mimic harm, then that object turns into something else". That's pretty magical!
Myrtle Beach TV station WMBF on line poll shows 90% were against the suspension yet 10% say it's the right move.