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Colorado police were called to a 12-year-old boy's home after he accidentally waved a toy gun during a virtual class.

Isaiah Elliott was home alone when a teacher called police to say he played with a toy gun during virtual art class.

The teacher admitted she knew the gun was a toy - it was a black and green plastic toy with the words "Zombie Hunter" on the side. But the teacher perceived the toy gun as a threat.

The boy's mother, Dani Elliott, was at work when she received a call from the school's principal saying officers were on their way to her home.

Elliott says she was terrified - especially because her son is Black.

"I never thought: 'You can't play with a Nerf gun in your own home because somebody may perceive it as a threat and call the police on you,'" Elliott said.

To add insult to injury, Isaiah was suspended for 5 days and now has a criminal record with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

He also has a disciplinary mark in his school records for bringing a "facsimile of a firearm to school" -- even though he was in his own home.

Elliott vented her frustration at the school and the police. She said her son has attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and he is easily distracted, so he played with his gun.

"With the cultural events going on right now, especially for young African Americans, you calling the police and telling them that he could have a gun, you put his life in jeopardy," Elliott said.

In a statement on Facebook, the Grand Mountain School administration blamed disinformation on the internet for the public uproar.

"We never have or ever will condone any form of racism or discrimination," the statement said. "Safety will always be number one for our students and staff. We follow board policies and safety protocols consistently, whether we are in-person or distance learning."

Viral Twitter photos that show students crowding a Georgia high school hallway resulted in the suspension of a student who took the photos.

The photos were taken at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia on the first day of school this week. The school is less than 50 miles northwest of Atlanta.

The photo shows students - many not wearing face masks - crowded in a packed hallway on their first day back to class since the coronavirus pandemic.

More photos were tweeted from the same high school on Day 2 that showed even fewer students wearing face masks.

15-year-old student Hannah Watters was suspended for 5 days for posting the images on Twitter, according to her mother, Lynne Watters, who said she filed a grievance with the school Thursday morning.

"I expressed my concerns and disagreement with that punishment," Lynne Watters said in a text message to the Chicago Tribune.

In an email to Fox News, North Paulding High School principal Gabe Carmona said a few cases of Covid-19 positive students with mild, flu-like symptoms "have already been identified."

Paulding County School District, Brian Otott, defended his decision to reopen schools, saying the viral photo was "taken out of context" because the students were only in the hallway between classes.

"There is no question that the photo does not look good." Masks are not required at the school, Otott said, although the administration strongly encourages masks for students and staff members.

Otott said mask wearing is not mandated at North Paulding High School.

"Wearing a mask is a personal choice," he wrote, "and there is no practical way to enforce a mandate to wear them."

Scott Sweeney, Georgia Board of Education Chairman told Fox News, "Mask wearing is not something that we can mandate... from the state board of education standpoint."

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp refused to mandate face masks in the state, preferring to leave the decision to local communities.

Recent studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concludes face masks - which were designed to stop bacteria - are not effective against viruses such as the coronavirus, which is 100 to 1000 times smaller than bacteria.

"We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection," the article said.

The New England Journal of Medicine noted "the truth about mass mask wearing, and that the main if not only benefit of masks is that it eases anxiety of some people.”
 

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