- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - School officials have rejected an appeal filed by the family of a Maryland boy suspended after chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun.

In an Oct. 9 opinion, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education wrote that staff members at Park Elementary School “acted reasonably and properly” by suspending the then-7-year-old boy last year.

In June, a hearing examiner also affirmed the boy’s suspension, finding that it was based on a history of problems, not the pastry episode some refer to as “the Pop-Tart case.”

The attorney for the boy’s family, Robin Ficker, told The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1vh1jL8 ) on Wednesday that his parents will now appeal to the Maryland State Board of Education in hopes of getting the incident cleared from his school record.

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Information from: The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com

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