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08/12/2013 15:55 GMT | Updated 08/12/2013 16:50 GMT

Boy Suspended From School For Firing Imaginary Bow And Arrow In Pennsylvania

So let's try and get this straight...

In America you can buy automatic weapons in Black Friday sales - but firing an imaginary bow and arrow can get you thrown out of school.

That's exactly what's happened to a 10-year-old student from Pennsylvania.

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Not allowed, real or not

The school says the boy violated their zero-tolerance policy on weapons.

Defence attorney Jonna Spilbor told Fox News: "Here’s how ridiculous it is.

"If we’re going to punish this poor kid for pretending to shoot a bow and arrow, let’s ticket his parents for parking their unicorn in a fire zone."

Civil rights group, the Rutherford Institute has come to the boy's defence.

President, John W. Whitehead, said: "We all want to keep the schools safe, but I’d far prefer to see something credible done about actual threats, rather than this ongoing, senseless targeting of imaginary horseplay."