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Resolution, Years Later, in Boy’s Suspension Over ‘Pastry Gun’

A long-running student discipline case involving a Maryland boy who was suspended after he chewed a pastry into the shape of a gun and aimed it at his classmates has ended with a settlement between school officials and the child’s family.

Neither side would discuss the terms of the agreement, but the recent resolution brought closure to a three-and-a-half-year struggle that inspired legislative efforts regarding student discipline in several states and came to be known as “the Pop Tart case.”