We played cops & robbers, cowboys & Indians, etc. when I was a kid, we had cap pistols, water guns, sticks and sometimes just our fingers. Yes, we pointed them at each other. We knew it was make-believe and did not grow up to be mass murderers. This is nuts. Come on people, a stick? Geez. Where are folks with good old fashioned common sense?


A North Carolina mother says her 5-year-old daughter was suspended from school after she was found playing with a stick that resembled a gun.

Brandy Miller said her daughter Caitlin was suspended for one day on Friday after she and her two friends were playing “King and Queen” at her school in Hoke County, North Carolina, ABC affiliate WTVD reported Tuesday.

In the game, Caitlin played a guard, protecting the royals, and picked up the “stick gun” to imitate shooting an intruder into the kingdom.

The Hoke County School system said Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion — a violation of school policy, officials said.  More