After spending some time with his grandfather, a police officer, Hunter aged just 4 took home an empty bullet case so that he could show his school friends.
Unfortunately the teachers did not look at Hunter’s ‘show and tell’ bullet in quite the same way. When she came to collect him, mom Kristy Jackson was handed a note which read that Hunter had received a 7 day suspension for bringing the case to school. Kirsty was taken to the office where the teacher informed her that Hunter had brought a shotgun bullet case into school.
Kirsty posted her thoughts on her facebook page, saying that the teachers had missed a valuable opportunity to educate the child instead of punish him. While the school is a wonderful place, and Kirsty thinks the teachers are great, they are very ‘anti guns’.
What did concern Kirsty though, was that in Illinois, the law for suspension from kindergarten to 12 years old is a maximum of 3 days, so giving Hunter a 7 day suspension was more than he deserved. In this case Kirsty felt that the punishment did not fit the crime. Kirsty admitted that she did not have a problem with the school, or the rules, she did have a problem with the punishment they meted out. It was far too extreme, especially as the child is only aged 4 years.