‘Pas­try gun’ case in­volv­ing Arun­del pupil set­tled

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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.

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