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Topic - J.B. Jennings
School administrators around the country are keeping a closer eye on warning signs for gun violence after last year's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., but one Maryland lawmaker says the vigilance too often is crossing into the realm of anti-gun hysteria.
Young children have been suspended recently from the nation's public schools for brandishing a toy bubble-blowing gun, for pointing their fingers in a gunlike matter or for mentioning a toy Nerf gun in casual conversation. The latest uber-caution can be found in Baltimore, where a second-grader was suspended after his teacher determined that he nibbled a strawberry Pop-Tart into a gun shape.
A Maryland state Senate committee will hear testimony Thursday on a bill that would require random drug testing for state residents receiving food stamps or government cash assistance.
"It's gotten frustrating at home," Mr. Jennings said.
Mr. Jennings said the bill could still use some tweaks and that he at least hopes to start a discussion.