Boy faces suspension for building Lego gun

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jan 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-31 13:51:33-05

A 5-year-old boy in Massachusetts may be suspended from school for building a gun with his Legos.

Joe Cruz made the toy gun at his after school program.

He was sent home with a letter threatening a two-week suspension.

The school superintendent says Joe was chasing other kids with the gun while making shooting sounds.

The Cruz family says school officials are overreacting, but those officials claim they’re just trying to create a culture of respect in all their classes.