RI 7th-grader appeals suspension for gun keychain

AP News
Posted: Oct 07, 2013 9:24 AM

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — The family of a Rhode Island seventh-grader who was suspended for three days for having a small toy gun keychain at school is appealing the suspension.

WJAR-TV (http://bit.ly/198ZOTV ) reports the family of 12-year-old Joseph Lyssikatos (lis-ih-KAH'-tos) is appealing Monday to the superintendent in the town of Coventry.

Joseph was suspended last month after bringing a 2-inch keychain he won at an arcade to Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School. Another student found it and showed it off to classmates, and Joseph was suspended.

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He has already served the suspension, but his parents hope to get it expunged from his record so Joseph can try for perfect attendance this year.


Information from: WJAR-TV, http://www.turnto10.com