A Florida boy was suspended from school for 10 days for wielding a rubber band in class.
Robert Gomez, a seventh-grader at Liberty Middle School, said he picked up a rubber band at school and slipped it on his wrist.
Gomez said when his science teacher demanded the rubber band, the student said he tossed it on her desk.
Of course, it’s possible he shot it on the desk. School officials aren’t talking.
After the incident, Gomez received a 10-day suspension for threatening his teacher with what administrators say was a weapon, Local 6 News reported.
“They said if he would have aimed it a little more and he would have gotten it closer to her face he would have hit her in the eye,” mother Jenette Rojas said.
The boy was charged with a “Level 4 offense,” using an object to threaten or inflict harm. It usually applies to arson, assault and bomb threats, but apparently also includes rubber bands.