Under the Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act introduced by Rep. Sally Kern, schoolchildren in the state would no longer face punishment if they chew their frosted or fruit-filled breakfast pastries into the shape of guns.
Kern was inspired after hearing about a Maryland boy who was suspended for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.
According to the bill, "Brandishing a pastry or other food which is partially consumed in such a way that the remnant resembles a weapon," would be protected.
The bill, which was introduced Tuesday, would go into effect on July 1 if passed.
In addition to the pastry provision, Kern's bill would also make it safe for students to possess small toy weapons or use pencils, pens, fingers or their hands to simulate a weapon.
Students also couldn't be punished for wearing clothes that “support or advance Second Amendment rights or organizations.”
[State of Oklahoma]
UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014