9-year-old suspended over toy that looks like a gun

9-year-old suspended over toy that looks like a gun

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SOUTHGATE, Mich. (WJBK) -

The parents of 9-year-old Gage say he has been suspended from school indefinitely after a teacher believes he was pretending a toy was a gun. Gage brought the toy into school at Creative Montessori Academy in Southgate and was showing it to a friend before school hours when a teacher says Gage pointed the gun at his friend and said "bang, bang."

Gage and the two other boys who were with him at the time of the incident say he never said the words "bang, bang." They say one of the friends asked Gage to see the toy and Gage says, as he was handing the toy to his friend, he tapped the friend on the shoulder a few times with it. Gage showed exactly what he remembers doing with the toy to Fox 2's Ron Savage.

Click on the videoplayer above to hear from Gage and his parents.

Gage's parents say he suffers from epilepsy and school hours are critical to grasping reading and writing, and now they are not sure when - or if - Gage will be allowed to return to class. They say he's a good kid who always does his work, has plenty of friends and has never been in any other kind of trouble.

Savage contacted the school for a comment but has received no response.

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