- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Assembly Republicans plan to introduce a bill that would bar schools from punishing students who play with toy firearms.

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is sponsoring AB121, which would forbid schools from punishing students that play with toy guns or pretend to use a firearm. The bill is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Education Committee after being postponed last week.

The bill also extends protections to students who wear clothing with images of firearms, use hand gestures to imitate a gun or brandish partially-eaten pastries in the shape of a weapon.

States including Florida and Texas have passed similar legislation after a highly-publicized 2013 incident in which a Maryland second-grader was suspended over a half-eaten Pop-Tart chewed into the shape of a gun.

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