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COLUMBUS, Ohio(AP) - A three-day suspension from school has been upheld for a 10-year-old boya principal says pretended his finger was a gun and pointed it at anotherstudent's head.

The fifth-grader had said he was "just playing around" but Columbuscity schools said students had been warned about pretend gun play numeroustimes this year.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1djfeom ) a district hearing officer upheldthe boy's suspension Monday while offering to change the offense to committinga "volatile act."

The boy's grandfather said the ruling would be appealed while the districtsaid the grandfather was not the boy's legal guardian and didn't have thestanding to make that decision.

The school system said pointing a finger like a gun violates the district'szero tolerance weapons policy.

Information from: The ColumbusDispatch

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