A New Jersey elementary school called the police after a third-grade student made a comment about the brownies being served in class and another student called the remark “racist.”
A police officer from the Collingswood Police Department showed up at William P. Tatem Elementary School to question the boy, who is 9.
The boy’s mother, Stacy dos Santos, said the school’s response was a complete overreaction.
“He said they were talking about brownies. … Who exactly did he offend?” she told philly.com.
Police later contacted the boy’s father and referred the incident to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency.