Really?! Six-Year-Old Suspended For His Imagination

Really?! Six-Year-Old Suspended For His Imagination

Really?! Six-Year-Old Suspended For His Imagination

Honestly, do you laugh or cry about the story Matthew and Martha Miele’s six-year-old son (whose name is being withheld to protect the innocent). This child, whose crime can best be described as “active imagination,” has been suspended from school in Cincinnati, Ohio, for pretending to be a super hero and “violently” using an imaginary bow and arrow to save the world. This shocking tale comes from ABC affiliate WCPO News in Cinncinnati who reports,

“A 6-year-old boy is facing a three-day suspension from school because he pretended to shoot an imaginary bow and arrow during recess.

The boy’s parents, Matthew and Martha Miele, told WLWT-TV their son was pretending to be a Power Ranger. When a teacher at his school noticed him pretending to shoot a bow and arrow, she took the boy to the principal’s office.
The young boy’s parents were then called and told the boy was being suspended for making threatening gestures.


“I have no tolerance for any real, pretend, or imitated violence. The punishment is an out of school suspension,” a letter from the principal read.

“I don’t see anything wrong with the way he was playing,” Matthew Miele told ABC affiliate WCPO-TV. “The punishment is so severe in this it’s hard as a parent to try to make this a teachable moment for our kid so we can move forward in a healthy manner.”

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