A 12-year-old boy has been suspended for having a toy gun he never brought to school. Isaiah Elliott attends Grand Mountain, a K-8 grade school south of Colorado Springs. In late August, the seventh grader was attending an online art class when a teacher saw Isaiah flash a toy gun across his computer screen.
The toy in question is a neon green and black handgun with an orange tip with the words “Zombie Hunter” printed on the side. The teacher notified the school principal who suspended Isaiah for five days and called the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a welfare check on the boy without calling his parents first.
A sheriff’s department report confirms the teacher, “said she assumed it was a toy gun but was not certain.” “If her main concern was his safety, a two-minute phone call to me or my husband could easily have alleviated this whole situation to where I told them it was fake,” said Dani. Neither parent knew the school was recording their son’s virtual class but said the district refused to provide the video to them when they requested it.