SYRNA, Tenn. - A 10-year-old Tennessee school boy is being punished for the rest of the semester after allegedly waving around pizza shaped like a gun, according to a WKRN report .
Nicholas Taylor attends David Youree Elementary School, and for the next 5 days he will be forced to eat lunch at the “silent table”.
Some believe the pizza had bites that fashioned the lunch into a gun shape.
His mother, LeAnn Taylor, learned about the incident when Nicholas came home with a letter saying that he threatened students. She says she was just horsing around and the punishment was absolutely ridiculous.
“The kid across the table from him said it looked like a gun so he picked it up and started shooting in the air,” she told Nashville’s News 2.
A school official said it isn’t about the shape of the pizza, it’s the threatening hand gestures and pretend shooting at other students. One child reportedly told a teacher about it.
The official said the point of the punishment is to make it clear that guns aren’t acceptable.
A message LeAnn says her son already knows. She told reporters that she doesn’t own a gun, but her child does play with light sabers, as he is a big Star Wars fan.
However, the school warned LeAnn that if her son has another "pizza gun" incident, he will be suspended.
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