Student suspended for drawing stick figure with gun

ROSEBORO, N.C. (WRAL/CNN) – A middle school student was suspended after doodling stick figures holding guns and knives, WRAL reports.

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The Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School student's father said he couldn't believe his son was punished for drawing the pictures. He added that he was not surprised about his son's drawings because he is a hunter.

“When I see that, I see a normal 13-year-old boy. I drew pictures like this,” the student's father, James Herring told WRAL. “You know, any other person that’s of age drew drawings like this. You know, it’s nothing to get expelled from school from.”

Eric Bracy, superintendent of Sampson County Schools, said schools are being extra vigilant due to recent shootings across the country.

“There are some things that list possible threats or things like that. We have categories – category one, two, three and four – which sort of grades potential incidents and the level of seriousness,” Bracy told WRAL.

Bracy said the drawings could fit into one of the school's categories, but would not discuss the specifics of the school suspension.