February 10, 2014 12:44 pm -

Caden Cook, a sixth grader, forgot he had been playing with a toy gun the night before Chicago’s Frederick Funston Elementary School patted students down.

…Cook, a sixth grader, had forgotten he held a plastic toy gun hehad played with the previous night in his sweater pocket while waiting in line at school security. He alerted school security personnel,explained he accidentally brought the toy gun to school and relinquished it to security.

Cook was doing the right thing, but the school did not see it that way.

School officials allegedly subjected Cook to intimidation tactics,interrogation, accusations of lying, and threats. His mother was not present nor had she been informed of the incident. When she did arrive, she was allegedly berated and criticized for allowing her son to play with toy guns…


D.B. Hirsch
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