Suspension over boy's imaginary grenade?

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  • Mom says 7-year-old was suspended over imaginary weapon
  • School district is not willing to share details
  • Mom has taken boy out of school

A Colorado mom says her second-grade son was suspended from school for a grenade on the playground. It wasn't a toy grenade -- one that existed only in his imagination.

Dr. Paul Bankes, with the Thompson School District, sent the following statement to HLN: "Please know that we have never suspended a student for an imaginary weapon nor would we ever do that. The news reported from one point of view. We are not willing to share details because we do not want to violate the rights of the student as protected by federal law. I truly am saddened to think so many folks out there think we are that insensitive or that stupid."

We all want our kids to be safe at school, but do you think his suspension goes too far?

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