Second grader suspended for throwing imaginary grenade

February 6, 2013 8:06:19 AM PST
A game of make-believe caused a second grader to get suspended in Colorado.

Seven-year-old Alex Evans can't understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it. He was suspended from his school for throwing an imaginary grenade during a make-believe game he called, 'rescue the world.'

"I just can't believe I got dispended," Alex said.

He did not throw anything real or make any threats against anyone. But his school in Loveland, Colorado has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to violence and weapons, even if they're imaginary. But Alex says he just wanted to be a hero.

"I pretended the box -- there's something shaking in it and I go pshhh," he said. "So nothing can get out and destroy the world."

His mom says she doesn't think the rule is very realistic for children who are Alex's age.

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