11-year-old suspended over foam Nerf bullet

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A New Jersey mother is upset after her son’s school suspended him over a Nerf bullet.

“It’s a toy with a toothpick on it,” she said.

On Friday, 11-year-old Aarin Moody was nearly kicked out of Uptown Complex School when the Nerf bullet fell out of his pocket. The bullet had a toothpick sticking out of the end, and the school said that it was a weapon, according to CBS 3.

“It sound completely ludicrous to me that my son would be expelled for a Nerf bullet,” said Michelle Moody, his mother.

Watch a full report on the young boy’s suspension below:

Aarin plays with Nerf guns at home and had put the toothpick in the end of the bullet so that it would stick in the ground when he shot it. He forgot that it was still in his pocket when he went to school that day.

“They want me to like say that I did it on purpose I put it in my pocket to hurt someone,” the student said.

Originally, the vice principal told Michelle that her son would be expelled, but the punishment was changed to suspension instead. Aarin is currently serving his five-day suspension, but Michelle laments the loss of learning.

“It’s mind baffling to me that someone would even take something as small as this to the highest extreme,” she said.