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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
NEW YORK CITY FOURTH-GRADER
WAS SENT TO THE PRINCIPAL’S
Dept. of Common Sense
OFFICE AND NEARLY SUSPENDED
FOR BRINGING A 2-INCH TOY GUN SATURDAY MARCH 13, 2010, 10:00 AM
TO SCHOOL. This will not be a long auction– Please be on time!
Nine-year-old Patrick Timoney and a friend
were playing with Legos in the cafeteria at
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Public School 52 in Staten Island when Patrick
produced the tiny plastic machine gun and put
it in the hands of a plastic police officer.
After Patrick’s mother got a call from the
school, his parents met with the principal and
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The boy’s father, a retired policeman also he liked without asking her first and got sus-
named Patrick Timoney, says principal Evelyn pended? Then one middle-schooler shared a
Mastroianni “went overboard.” Midol with another and was practically
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