"All I did was this," says 10-year-old Nathan Entingh as he forms his fingers into the shape of a gun.
The Ohio student was slapped with a three-day suspension by his elementary school principal last week for making the hand gesture at a fellow student's head.
"I was just playing around," he tells the Columbus Dispatch, claiming that other students have been caught playing with pretend guns and didn't receive suspensions. "People play around like this a lot at my school."
According to the Columbus Dispatch, the suspension letter given to the Devonshire Alternative Elementary School student referred to the finger gun as a "level 2 lookalike firearm."
"He said he was playing," Nathan's father, Paul Entingh, says. "It would even make more sense maybe if he brought a plastic gun that looked like a real gun or something, but it was his finger."
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