Pop Tart Bill Gains Momentum in Florida
Published February 7th, 2014
MARION COUNTY- You probably heard of the Maryland boy who got suspended for chewing a pop tart into the shape of a gun.
At least one state lawmaker wants to make sure school officials don't let that sort of overreaction happen here.
A Proposed Committee Bill is making its way up the legislative ladder in Tallahassee after passing through the k-12 subcommittee this week.
It has the support of Florida Representative Dennis Baxley.
He says, "there's things we don't need to overreact to because that was a firearm picture or that was a firearm on his shirt and it's just the image of the firearm being an issue with many teachers and administrators thinking they have to act under zero tolerance."
If passed the bill would give administrators more discretion when repsonding to pop tart pistols or similar incidents.
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