Sounds pretty serious! It wasn’t just any old "lookalike firearm” that got Nathan Entingh, a 10-year-old student at Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, into hot water. The suspension letter sent home to his family specified that he had brought a level 2 lookalike firearm to school. Not that he could have easily left it home. A “level 2” firearm in Devonshire-Alternative-Elementary-School-speak is a forefinger, pointed to resemble a gun barrel.

The Columbus Dispatch quotes the child as saying, “I was just playing around. People play around like this a lot at my school.” It’s surprising in light of that disclosure that no one has suffered a make-believe injury!

A spokesman for the school district says the boy put his finger to the side of another student's head and pretended to shoot "kind of execution style."  The boy's father says his son has never been in trouble before at school and the three-day suspension is overboard. Ya think!?