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7-Year-Old Suspended for Throwing Imaginary Grenade, but What Was He Supposed to Do?

Seven-year-old Alex Evans was suspended from his elementary school for playing a game he calls “Rescue the World,” in which he threw an imaginary grenade. The teachers suspended him, saying he broke a hard rule about imaginary weapons, but do they have a better idea about how to rescue the world? To quote Alex, “I pretended the box, there’s something shaking in it, and I go [throwing noise] and it went [exploding noise]. I was trying to save people, and I just can’t believe I got dispended.” No good deed goes unpunished, Alex. You will be called upon to rescue the world again, and you may get dispended again. It doesn’t mean you did the wrong thing …

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