Pop-Tart Pistol?: 7-Year-Old Gets Suspended for Gun-Shaped Pastry


pastry gun kid
Credit: Fox Balitimore

A Maryland kid chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun at school and wound up with two days supension. The pastry in question was not named, but it's gotta be a Pop-Tart, right?

The Fox Baltimore affiliate is teasing the story on Facebook. 

7-Year-Old Joshua was suspended this morning from Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. Joshua says he was eating a pastry during snack time and trying to shape it into a mountain, the teacher said it looked like a gun and took him to the principal's office. Joshua's parents were called, he has been suspended for two days. Joshua's father says it's ridiculous since no one was threatened or harmed by the pastry. A letter will be going home to all students of Park Elementary School this afternoon. School officials declined to comment due to privacy issues

(A "mountain." Sure. Whatever you say, buddy.)

Tune in tonight at 5 for the details. 

Fun fact: A Google image search for "poptart gun" shows this kid is not alone!

UPDATE: Here's the full report from the Baltimore Fox station. At issue, whether or not the kid said "Bang Bang." Also, while we do not learn whether the pasty was a brand name Pop-Tart, we do find out that the filling was strawberry.