In fact, schools are taking the issue so seriously that a 5-year-old kindergartener from Pennsylvania was recently suspended after making a “terrorist threat” using her Hello Kitty Bubble Gun.
Last week, in the Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Pennsylvania, a little girl got into serious trouble after school officials overheard her suggesting that she will shoot herself and a classmate with bubbles.
The girl didn’t have the alleged Hello Kitty weapon with her, but that didn’t stop the school from labeling it as a possible terrorist threat. Before allowing her to return to school after her 10-day suspension (which was reduced to 2 days), she was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation which deemed her as an ordinary child.
Now, the parents are threatening to sue the school, since the incident has caused a negative blemish on the girl’s record.
“The mother has tried to get the girl in another school since this time, and they won’t take the little girl because of this mark on her record,” the family attorney Robin Ficker said.
“This logic, which was not said in malice, came from the mind of this beautiful 5-year-old child who was playing with her friends, whom she hugs every day,” Ficker also added. “And this shows how hysterical people who work at schools have become since Sandy Hook.”