Yet another student has landed in trouble for having something that represents a weapon, but isn’t actually anything like a real weapon.
This time it’s an autistic middle school student in South Carolina who was suspended until further notice after he brought a cartoonish drawing of a bomb he drew to school, reports local NBC affiliate WYFF.
The student, 13-year-old Rhett Parham, showed his drawing to some older students at Hill Crest Middle School in Greenville. They reported it to school officials.
They boy said he got the idea to draw the bomb from a video game called Bomberman Hero. Parham likes to watch YouTube clips of the game on his home computer. The game involves a hero, Bomberman, who seeks to rescue a captured princess.
Parham explained that he used lined paper, a black marker and “pens and stuff” to draw the image. He noted that bombs “explode things.”