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Fifth-Grader Reprimanded for Bringing Paper Gun to School, Mother Furious

Melody Valentin, a fifth-grader in Philadelphia, was removed from class for pulling out a paper gun in school. She said that her grandfather tore the piece of paper and she had it in her back pocket. When she went to throw it away at school, a classmate saw it and notified administrators.

According to Valentin, the teacher ridiculed her and staff members searched her in front of the class. "He yelled at me and said that I shouldn't have brought the gun to school and I kept telling him

it was a paper gun but he wouldn't listen," she said. Dianna Kelly, her mother, is furious with the school.


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"I'm waking up at three o'clock in the morning and my daughter's in the bathroom crying. She said, 'I'm having nightmares, I'm having dreams he's chasing me down the street," Kelly said.

Kelly is still waiting for a response from the school and has pulled her daughter out of class in the meantime.

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