HAMILTON, Mass., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The parents of a Massachusetts high school student said they were shocked when he was suspended for riding a horse at school during spirit week.
Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School senior Dan Depaolis, 17, was suspended for two days after he rode a horse into the school's parking lot while wearing medieval garb as part of a spirit week stunt, WFXT-TV, Boston, reported Monday.
The boy's father said the horse was brought to school on a trailer and never posed any threat to teachers or students. However, he said school officials compared the stunt to bringing a loaded firearm to campus.
The parents said they plan to contest the suspension to administrators.