Girl in bubble gun situation to return to class
MOUNT CARMEL — A 5-year-old kindergarten student at Mount Carmel Area Elementary School is scheduled to return to classes Thursday morning after an agreement was reached Wednesday afternoon between her attorney and school district officials involving her suspension earlier this month for allegedly telling two classmates that she was going to shoot them and herself with a pink Hello Kitty Bubbles Gun.
Attorney Robin Ficker of Bethesa, Md., and his client, Kelly Guarna, of Mount Carmel, told The News-Item they are satisfied with the resolution reached during a meeting at the school district office that lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes.The agreement calls for Guarna’s 5-year-old girl to return to school and reportedly expunges the suspension from her scholastic record.
During a telephone interview after the meeting, Guarna said, “We got everything we requested. I wasn’t after any money in this. I just wanted what was in the best interests of my daughter. I just wanted this whole thing to be over with and I’m satisfied with the agreement that was reached.”
When asked if Guarna was still considering suing the district over its action to suspend her daughter, she replied, “As long as they hold up their end of the bargain, I don’t plan on filing any lawsuits.”
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