Reversing a position of not commenting on any disciplinary actions involving students, the Thompson School District on Wednesday denied a mother’s claim that her 7-year-old son was suspended from school for throwing an imaginary grenade.
Mandie Watkins said she received a phone call from Mary Blair Elementary principal Valerie Lara-Black on Friday afternoon, informing her that her second-grade son, Alex Evans, had been suspended for throwing an imaginary grenade during recess on the playground.
“He was not suspended for having an imaginary weapon,” Hausmann said. “The district itself has never expelled or suspended a student for having an imaginary weapon.”
Hausmann said he was unable to comment on the specifics of the suspension itself, citing the FamilyEducationRights and Privacy Act.