Attorney: Finger-Pointing Incident to Be Removed From First-Grader's Permanent Record

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013  |  Updated 10:18 PM EDT
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A six-year-old student in Silver Spring is in trouble for reportedly pointing his fingers in the shape of a gun at school -- raising questions whether the punishment fits the alleged crime.
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The attorney for a Maryland first-grader who was suspended for pointing his fingers like a gun at school says the incident will be removed from the child's permanent record.

The boy, a student at Roscoe Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, was suspended for one day for the incident that happened a week after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The family's attorney, Robin Ficker, said the 6-year-old was playing with friends, not making threats.

"Evidently, he was pointing his finger at someone and saying, 'Pow,'" Ficker said.

In a letter dated Thursday, the school's prinicpal stated she would rescind the suspension and expunge the incident from the boy's record.

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