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7-year-old playing an imaginary game at school gets suspended for real

LOVELAND, Colo. — A second grader has been suspended from school for throwing an “imaginary grenade” while he was playing.

KDVR reported that the 7-year-old said he was trying to save the world. But school administrators said he broke a key rule during his pretend play.

Alex Evans told KDVR he was trying to save the world and can’t believe he got suspended. He calls the game “rescue the world.”

He was playing a game during recess at Loveland’s Mary Blair Elementary School in Loveland and threw an imaginary grenade into a box with pretend evil forces inside.

The boy did not throw anything real or make any threats against anyone. He explains he was pretending to be the hero. “So nothing can get out and destroy the world.”

Read full story: KDVR.


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