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New Jersey student suspended from school for twirling his pencil

By Mason White 11:47 AM April 8, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A student was kicked out from school after he twirled his pencil like a gun.

12-year-old Ethan Chaplin of New Jersey, attended the Glen Meadow Middle School, before was suspended for rotating his pencil during math class.

At least one student complained that Chaplin was making gun motions in class. The school ordered Chaplin to undergo a physical and psychological evaluation, and was suspended.

Michael Chaplin, the father of the student, said that he is extremely angry. The child was stripped, and was forced to give blood samples and urine samples for drug testing, the father complained.

Vernon Schools Superintendent Charles Maranzano said that he was only following the policy of the school. “His behavior raised a red flag,” he said. It is still unknown when he will be allowed to return to school.