Ionia kindergartner suspended for making gun with hand — More from Michigan? What’s going on there?

To the little boy’s mother, it was just a 6-year-old boy playing around.

But when Mason Jammer, a kindergarten student at Jefferson Elementary in Ionia, curled his fist into the shape of a gun Wednesday and pointed it at another student, school officials said it was no laughing matter.

They suspended Mason until Friday, saying the behavior made other students uncomfortable, said Erin Jammer, Mason’s mother.

School officials allege Mason had displayed this kind of behavior for several months, despite numerous warnings.

“I do think it’s too harsh for a six-year-old,” said Jammer, who was previously warned that if Mason continued the practice he would be suspended. “He’s six and he just likes to play.”


Principal of Ionia, stylin’

Found by Bunni.




  1. ECA says:

    OK,
    What do you expect from TV?
    we dont get to watch people LOVING each other, only SHOOTING each other.
    How many shows, SHOW how to get along. How to deal with each other, HOW many CHILDREN LISTEN then get beat up for listening to BARNEY.

  2. Mr. Fusion says:

    I notice the same people that complain about Obama not doing enough to fight terrorism are the same ones demanding zero-tolerance yet think this is stupid.

    Although, in the interest of fairness, it could just be they haven’t thought the whole thing through.

  3. bubsyeruncle says:

    srgothard said: (And of course it’s the dumbest rule I’ve ever heard of, but you have to teach children at a young age that even dumb rules must be obeyed.)

    Get a clue, moran.

  4. bsprowl says:

    IF this was my child, I would not discourage his “hand gun”.

    Let them expel him every day for the next twelve years. THe school is the one with the problem.

  5. Nitroneo says:

    All this big whoopla over a kid picking his nose and then showing to others what surprise he had pulled out. Wow, what has this nation come to?

  6. jpd says:

    Yup,Michigan’s becoming the “Florida of the North” but this ultra law and order, follow the rules, even stupid
    rules, sounds more right wing than left wing to me.Isn’t the Republican party traditionally the “Law and Order” party.

  7. FrodoX says:

    What happened to our Cowboy and Indian games? You pull out a Smith & Wesson play gun and you get sent to Gitmo – as a 6 year old???

  8. Greg Allen says:

    This is the key to the story:

    >> School officials allege Mason had displayed this kind of behavior for several months, despite numerous warnings.

    and this:

    >> Jammer, who was previously warned that if Mason continued the practice he would be suspended. “He’s six and he just likes to play.”

    I would be surprised if everything is OK in the Jammer household.

  9. KarmaBaby says:

    #10, Yes, you can have arms, just no hands.