A sixth grader who hoped his bullet necklace would be ‘patriotic’ was instead suspended from Lafayette Elementary in Bristol Township, Pa. because school officials considered it a weapon. Rob Smith wore the necklace to school for show-and-tell and now his parents fear that the situation has been blown out of proportion.
“It was patriotic, not something to kill somebody with” Rob says, “We’re learning about the wars oversees in school and I thought I’d be cool to show my class and my teacher.”
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Rob claims that his teacher did not have a problem with the necklace given to him by a Marine. However, another sixth grade teacher and the principal did have a problem. Rob’s mother claims that they treated him like a criminal.