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Finger guns, toy guns and threats: The fallout of Sandy Hook

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/02/2013

Donna St. George

An 8-year-old boy in Prince William County pointed his finger like a gun in a school hallway after a friend pretended to shoot him with a bow and arrow. The class had been studying Native American culture and had just learned a deer-hunting song.
“It was playing — it was cowboys and Indians,” said the second-grader’s father.
The imaginary crossfire on Feb. 8 produced real-life fallout two months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The boy was suspended for “threatening to harm self or others,” a misdeed on par with bringing an actual weapon to school. He served an in-school suspension Wednesday.
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" Finger guns, toy guns and threats: The fallout of Sandy Hook", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2013. Consulté le 25/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/finger-guns-toy-guns-and-threats-the-fallout-of-sandy-hook