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US Student, John Welch, Suspended For Eating Pop Tart Into Shape Of A Gun

06/03/2013 16:16 GMT

A seven-year-old student in the US has been suspended for chewing his Pop Tart into a shape of a gun during morning class.

The bizarre incident happened in the US at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, during second grader Josh Welch's breakfast time. "All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn't look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda," the baffled pupil told Fox news agency WBFF.

"It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn't."

Students at the school were sent home with letters explaining there had been an incident with a student who used food to make an "inappropriate gesture".

Josh, who suffers from ADHD, was suspended for two days after his teacher took offence to his creative pastry munching.

The culinary creation has hit national headlines in the US, with one flabbergasted reporter quipping "the only thing a pastry loaded with is calories".