Student suspended for using his finger as an imaginary gun

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MILFORD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A child was suspended for two days after reportedly pointing an imaginary gun at school.

Nickolas Taylor, 10, was suspended last Friday from Milford's Stacy Middle School after pointing his finger and using it as an imaginary ray gun in the school's cafeteria.

"It's totally ridiculous, it's not right at all," Rory O'Brien, Nickolas' grandfather, told FOX 25 News.

According to school administrators, two students reported to the assistant principal that they believed the gesture Nickolas made was threatening. The fifth grader was reportedly written a conduct slip by Assistant Principal Noah Collins, who listed the offense as a threat.

Nickolas was suspended, discipline consistent with "other incidents of a threatening nature," a statement from the school said on Wednesday.

Nickolas reportedly has no history of discipline outside of detentions for incomplete school work. The paper reports that Nickolas had been diagnosed with ADHD and is sometimes disciplined for being too hyperactive to focus.

When FOX 25 spoke with Nickolas' father, Brian Taylor, he said that he was in the process of filing for his son to be home schooled.

"They took education away from a child who needed it," said Nickolas' aunt, Sherri Taylor. "This was ridiculous and petty." 

On Wednesday, school administrators and Brian Taylor met to discuss the issue.

"The matter, from the view of all parties, is now resolved," the school's statement read.