In Florida, lawmakers are now working to prevent students from seeing serious repercussions as a result of "overreactions" under zero-tolerance policies designed to keep weapons out of public schools.
The Pop-Tart thing actually happened in Maryland, inspiring similar legislation there and in Oklahoma.
The bill proposed in Florida would bar school districts from suspending students for "brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food item" bitten into the shape of a weapon or "possessing a toy firearm or weapon made of plastic snap-together building blocks," the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
The bill was cleared by a state House panel on Wednesday.
If it passes, administrators would still have the ability to make judgment calls.
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