I’ve had this problem come up before. I know some of you have, too. The site does, fortunately, offer suggestions for resolution:
This describes fundamentalists of all stripes very well:
They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness.
–Louise Erdrich, A Brief History of Marriage in America
Student Suspended for Gun Gesture
If the hand gesture—which just about everybody I know of has used at some point in jest—was the main reason he was suspended, this is yet another example of how “zero tolerance” policies are ridiculous. If he was a bully, why wasn’t he removed for more overt actions in the past?