A 13-year-old student who drew a picture of a gun on his homework at Payne Junior High School in Queen Creek was initially suspended for at least five days, but his father was able to slash it to three days.
The Mosteller family moved to Chandler from Colorado Springs only four weeks ago, but it’s not the kind of greeting Paula Mosteller said she was expecting.
Her 13-year-old son was suspended from school because he drew a picture of a gun on homework.
“My son is a very good boy,” Mosteller said.
“He doesn’t get into trouble. There was nothing on the paper that would signify that it was a threat of any form,” she said.
The principal at Payne Junior High School kept the actual drawing.
The picture was enough to get him suspended, initially, for five days.
“He was just basically doodling and not thinking a lot about it,” Mosteller said.
I don’t usually like to do this, but I’m going to post the picture below the fold. Just be careful. It’s…it’s deeply disturbing. In fact, I urge you to not look at it.
I just hope I’m not the only one who thinks that everyone involved in disciplining this child for drawing that picture should be fired and barred from ever having anything to do with influencing, educating, or interacting with children for the rest of their natural lives. This is so unbelievably stupid I can’t get my head around it.