Boy suspended for imaginary weapons

DENVER. -- In the wake of the Newtown shooting, we are all sensitive to kids and weapons but are we now too sensitive at the expense of children's imaginations?

A seven-year-old was suspended from school for simply playing pretend. He was playing make-believe on a Denver playground and pretended to throw an imaginary grenade at "evil forces."

The school's policy is clear: No fighting real or imaginary and no weapons real or imaginary.

Now some worry how this will affect kids' ability to express themselves.

"Just like if a teacher held up a child's piece of artwork and said  this is how you should not do art, that's going to affect that child for years to come," said Kristi Cash White, Counsels Children Through Play.

For now that little boy will be playing super hero at home while he serves out his suspension.

Share this article: