There are problems with conducting classes online. One of them is that when children are at home, they are at home with their toys, including their toy guns. What happens a teacher sees a toy gun flash across the screen? Well, here are reports of what happened in Colorado Springs, CO, to Isaiah Elliot, a twelve year old boy.
- 12-year-old suspended over toy gun seen in virtual class (kdvr.com)
- School Calls Cops on 12-Year-Old Boy Who Held Toy Gun During Zoom Class (reason.com)
- 12-year-old suspended after teacher spots toy gun during online class (fox35orlando.com)
- Colorado school suspends Black boy for playing with toy gun during virtual class (theguardian.com)
The school sent police to the boy’s home. Then they suspended the boy for five days just for accidentally allowing his toy nerf gun to be seen. It seems that that school administration doesn’t much care for guns.
Elliot’s parents have apparently decided to transfer him to a private or charter school.