Transcript for 12-year-old suspended after playing with toy gun during Zoom school session
the boy suspended from school when a teacher caught a glimpse of a gun during a zoom class. It turns out it was a toy and the boy's parents are frustrated over how the school handled the situation with police showing up at their door. ABC's zohreen shah joins us with more. Good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning. Yes, suspended from a virtual classroom for brandishing a gun that was fake. That's what a mom says happened to her 12-year-old who she said is facing real repercussions. This morning, parents of a young black boy facing one of their greatest fears. Deputies showing up at their door look for their 12-year-old. This will have a long-lasting impact on my son, on my husband, on myself. Reporter: Dani says her son Isaiah was taken a seventh grade online class from his home two weeks ago when his teacher saw him playing with his toy gun, something his mother says he would have never brought on campus. The expectation is clear, the expectation is set as far as what is allowed on school grounds and what is not allowed on school grounds. My son would know better than to have taken a facsimile of a gun to the school. Reporter: The Colorado Springs mom says the teacher told the principal who called El Paso county sheriff's department to do a welfare check on Isaiah many hours later. Newly released footage showing the deputies visit. You're a young man, dude. I don't want to see you get in trouble. Don't let this define who you are. Why were the parents not notified first? Why did it take 4 1/2 hours for the police to respond? Reporter: According to Elliott, deputies told his son he could have faced criminal charges and might if he ever did the same thing again. He told me, mommy, I had butterflies in my stomach the whole time. I didn't know if they were going to hurt me or take me to jail. Reporter: Elliott says her son was suspended for five days. The school district when asked for comment declined to confirm the suspension citing privacy laws. The sheriff's department says in part we were told by the school the teacher did not know if the weapon was real or not. As we should, we investigated the situation to ensure the safety of the students. Now, the school also releasing a statement saying, it's taking this time to look at the bigger picture and center our efforts on working with the family.
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