Children Playing with Toy Guns and Imaginary Assault Weapons in School. Problem?

Rae Pica with Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Jane Katch, Peter DeWitt, Deborah J. Stewart

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Is playing cops and robbers dead? In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, school teachers and administrators are showing heightened concerns about violence of all sorts. But is imaginary gun play among young kids really a threat? Some schools are responding with new zero-tolerance policies on violent play. Should toy guns and gun play really be banned in schools?

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