2 boys suspended from school after playing cops and robbers (video)

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By: Chan Yuan 

(Scroll down for video) Two children of a Maryland school got in trouble for pointing their fingers at each other while playing cops and robbers.

The incident happened in the schoolyard during recess, according to press reports in Baltimore, Maryland.
It happened last week, at White Marsh Elementary in Tabot County.

The two children who had been playing cops and robbers, were identified as two six year olds and were suspended for one day.

The father of one of the boys is in the military and said that he believed that the punishment was excessive for what amounted to horseplay between two first graders.

School officials declined to comment, citing federal privacy laws. The mother of one of the boys said that the principal told her that the suspension would be removed if necessary.

A similar case recently in Silver Spring, Maryland, led to a first grader's suspension, which then led to a lawsuit being filed against the school.