Sammi: My 5th Grader was suspended from 1 day of school after losing a game and in a moment of anger, threatening to shoot the leader of the winning group. The school says he was suspended for “assault,” which includes threats to others. My son has health impairments including cerebral palsy, ADHD, anxiety and impulsivity. I’m concerned the punishment is too severe, particularly in light of his disability. Should we consider appealing the suspension in light of his IEP? Or will that run the risk of him being placed in an alternative setting? This was a first-time offense/suspension. It was not intentional and he has no access to guns.