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.

bow and arrow kid

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."