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"Pop Tart Bill" Moves Forward

Local public school students can be suspended for making a gun-shape object out of a pastry, and that's why a group of lawmakers has proposed house bill 7029. 

It's nicknamed the "pop-tart bill", making it illegal for administrators to punish kids who simulate shooting with their fingers or for making other harmless objects in the shape of a gun. 

It was inspired after a Maryland boy was suspended for making a pop-tart into a gun shape. 

The bill has made it past a committee in the Florida House and is headed towards debate during the upcoming legislative session next month.

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