GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- Pinewood Elementary School officials reversed their decision to suspend a 5-year-old boy for making a gun gesture with his hand.
"He was playing army on the playground," David Hendrix, the boy's father, told WBTV. "I just felt like the punishment was way too severe."
The dad said the school issued his kindergartner a one-day in-school suspension.
After requesting a meeting with the principal and the school board, Hendrix says they decided not to suspend the boy.
According to WBTV, the Pinewood Elementary School handbook doesn't list any punishments for making gun gestures with your hands.