SUMMERVILLE, SC - The high school freshman used a class assignment to write about a “friend’s pet dinosaur.”
That alone was unique but he topped it off by saying he used a gun to kill the pet.
WCSC reports Summerville, SC school workers were concerned and called police. Fox news said when cops arrived at the school and tried to search Alex Stone’s backpack, he became “very irate,” and was suspended for three days.
"I could understand if they made him re-write it because he did have 'gun' in it,” Alex’s mom Karen said. “I mean, first of all, we don't have dinosaurs anymore. Second of all, he's not even old enough to buy a gun," she added.
Karen is also upset because she had no notification from the school before her son was suspended.
Police defended the arrest saying their actions "do not stem from anything involving a dinosaur or writing assignment, but the student’s conduct."