School calls drawing a threat; suspends 7-year-old

A Newark school called a second-grader?s drawing a security threat and suspended the 7-year-old for a week.

Officials say Justin Walker drew a picture of his school on fire with a shooter positioned outside the building. According to representatives of 15th Avenue School, the drawing also depicted a screaming little girl.

The school?s principal called Walker?s mother and told her the boy was suspended for five days. According to the school?s discipline policy, what Walker drew is a level-four infraction that calls for immediate suspension.

Walker?s mother thinks the suspension is too long. She said she is not concerned about the drawing and says her son just has an active imagination.

The school?s guidance counselor will be available to Walker when he returns to class.

Click here to see the drawing by Justin Walker

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