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Principal’s Swift Action Negates Harmful Threat

February 6, 2010
Jerry A. Kane

A Staten Island fourth grader was snatched up from lunch period, hauled to the principal’s office, and almost suspended by the South Beach school principal for playing with a plastic Lego police figure holding a toy machine gun, barely two inches long. The boy’s mother said her son loves the toy figure because his dad is a retired police officer.

“The gun was so little,” the boy said. “I don’t understand why the principal got so upset. I was a little nervous. They made me sign a statement.”

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