‘Pastry gun’ case involving Arundel pupil settled
The case of a 7-year-old Brooklyn Park elementary school student who was suspended for nibbling a pastry into the shape of a gun has been settled after more than three years. A spokesman for Anne Arundel County schools and the child’s family’s attorney confirmed the settlement Tuesday but would not comment on the details of the resolution, saying they were bound by its nondisclosure terms. The suspension garnered widespread media attention as the boy’s father, William “B.J.” Welch, and the boy, Josh, appeared on CNN and Fox News. Lawmakers in Florida were inspired to pass a bill making pastry guns legal and the National Rifle Association gave the boy a lifetime membership.The settlement was reached Oct. 20, Robin Ficker, an attorney for the Welch family, said. Schools spokesman Bob Mosier confirmed the settlement but declined to comment further.