A seven-year-old Virginia boy was suspended from school after he pointed a pencil and made gun noises while playing with another student.

Second grader Christopher Marshall and a classmate were suspended for two days from Driver Elementary School in Suffolk, Va.

“When I asked him about it, he said, ‘Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy,” said Paul Marshall, the boy’s father. “It’s as simple as that.

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