Drawing of cartoon bomb gets special-needs student suspended

A 13-year-old student was suspended from Hillcrest Middle School after showing the drawing to classmates, who reported him to administrators.

The school district released a statement Tuesday saying, "It is important and necessary to thoroughly investigate any threat to student safety, including a student’s intent. This is one of the most difficult judgments a school official must make. This investigation began when threatening comments were made, resulting in the responsible removal of the student from the school to ensure everyone’s safety while the incident and intent were assessed.

"The school's administration responded appropriately to the severity of this incident, investigated it fully, and acted in accord with applicable laws, policies and procedures. The school administration has met and will continue to meet with the parents to resolve the matter