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School suspends fourth grader for bringing Nerf gun to show and tell

Fourth-grader Ramsey McDonald and his classmates at Miller Elementary School in Georgia got a typical beginning-of-the-year icebreaker assignment last week: Bring in some favorite toys and tell your peers about them.

Ramsey told his dad, Scott McDonald, that he was planning to bring an iPad, along with a few other toys. "Ok," said dad, and didn't think anything more about it, until the school called him on Tuesday.

"They told me my son brought a weapon to school," McDonald told WMAZ. "I asked them what it was, and they said it was a plastic Nerf gun."

The school originally suspended Ramsey for three days, but then it reduced the punishment to three days of in-school suspension, instead.

"He told me he didn't know they would think it was a weapon, or he wouldn't have brought it," McDonald said.