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Seventh-grader appeals suspension for gun keychain

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: October 7, 2013 at 02:09 PM

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COVENTRY, R.I. — The family of a Rhode Island seventh-grader who was suspended for three days for having a small toy gun keychain at school was appealing the suspension.

WJAR-TV reports the family of 12-year-old Joseph Lyssikatos was appealing Monday to the superintendent in the town of Coventry.

Joseph was suspended last month after bringing a 2-inch keychain he won at an arcade to Feinstein Middle School. Another student found it and showed it off to classmates, and Joseph was suspended.

He had already served the suspension, but his parents hope to get it expunged from his record so Joseph can try for perfect attendance this year.

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