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State board upholds decision to suspend student in pastry incident

State board upholds decision to suspend student in pastry incident

The state Board of Education has upheld the county school board's decision to suspend a student who chewed a pastry into the shape of a gun. The state board found then-7-year-old Josh Welch had a history of behavioral problems in the school system. He was suspended for two days in March 2013 after the pastry incident at Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. "Look, I made a gun," the boy allegedly said, according to the document. His parents appealed the suspension to the superintendent and then to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. After both parties upheld the suspension, the boy's parents went to the state Board of Education. In a decision issued...

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