A Columbus Ohio fifth grader has been suspended from school for three days for pretending to shoot a classmate with his fingers.
Nathan Entingh said Tuesday he was "just playing around." His father was stunned by the suspension.
"Why his punishment was this excessive because I've known these kids around here in school nowadays that get in fights and they aren't suspended for that long," Paul Entingh said. "But for him to make his fingers into a gun and be suspended for three days, I just don't understand it.
School officials adopted zero tolerance policies after a string of school shootings across the country.