An attorney for the family of an Anne Arundel County, Maryland, second-grader suspended from school for nibbling a pastry into the shape of a gun said that a top school official has denied the appeal to have the boy’s record expunged.
Robin Ficker, attorney for Park Elementary School student Josh Welch and his family, said he will now appeal to the county school board.
Josh Welch was suspended in March for two days after school officials accused him of shaping the pastry into the form of a gun and waving it around.
Last month, Ficker said he met with school officials in an attempt to have the suspension expunged, but no resolution was reached.
That sent the matter to Superintendent Kevin Maxwell. Ficker said Monday that he received a letter from a school official acting as the superintendent’s designee who said the appeal request was denied.