School officials in Maryland say it’s a serious incident and that’s why they suspended a student. This is just after the Newtown, Ct tragedy.  But the family of the boy say it’s an over-reaction. He made a gesture with his fingers threatening to shoot another student. He’s six years old. The family says the suspension will appear on his permanent record and they want it cleared.

Is a gesture by a six year old serious enough to warrant a suspension?  Would a good lecture maybe serve the same purpose?  What do you think?