An Ohio boy, 10, was suspended from school for three days for pointing his fingers like a gun, or as the school calls it, brandishing a "level-2 lookalike firearm."
Nathan Entingh, a Grade 5 student at the Devonshire Alternative Elementary School, was disciplined for pointing at another kid's head and pretending to shoot, reports the Columbus Dispatch.
"I was just playing around," said Nathan. "People play around like this a lot at my school."
His suspension letter, however, paints a grimmer picture, accusing the boy of using a "level-2 lookalike firearm."
Schoolboard spokesman Jeff Warner said Nathan pretended to shoot his classmate "kind of execution style."
What's more, Warner said Nathan knew better because principal Patricia Price had warned students against pretend gunplay many times before.
"The kids were told, 'If you don't stop doing this type of stuff, there would be consequences,'" Warner said. "It's just been escalating."