Philly elementary school threatens to call police on student for holding paper “gun”

File this under “things that make my blood boil.”  Teachers at a Philadelphia elementary school searched, yelled at, and punished a little girl for throwing a paper “gun” in the trash can. Fellow students are now calling her a “murderer.”

from Fox News:

A Philadelphia elementary school student was scolded and searched by administrators in front of her entire class after she pulled out a paper gun in class last week, according to her mother.

Melody Valentin’s mother, Dianna Kelly, tells Fox 29 that school officials went too far when they reportedly punished her daughter for pulling out the gun, which she says looks like a folded sheet of paper.

Fox 29 reports that one of the fifth grader’s classmates reportedly saw the paper gun and notified administrators as she was going to throw it away.

"He yelled at me and said I shouldn’t have brought the gun to school and I kept telling him it was a paper gun but he wouldn’t listen," Melody tells Fox 29.

Kelly says school staff searched her daughter while other students watched.

We have officially reached a new low. (h/t iowntheworld)

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