Sooooooo...two of my 3rd grade munchkins had this in class yesterday. No one blinked an eye. Not even an eyelash. All I could think about was how different the reaction would be back in the states. Possible suspension, possible call to the police, an over reaction to a piece of plastic that holds a history of senseless violence in one country but...is just a toy pen in another country. It is what it is but... it just made me sad. I wish it was different for us back home.