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Ken Lloyd was stunned when he was told he could not go on the plane with the nine-inch model soldier because it was carrying a 'firearm'.
The Canadian tourist and his wife had bought the toy, which holds a replica SA80 rifle, during a visit to the Royal Signals Museum at Blandford Camp in Dorset.
But when he tried to take the £135 keepsake through Gatwick Airport in his hand luggage it triggered a security alert at the scanners.
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Originally posted by okbmd
reply to post by eNumbra
Several of my extended family members work in the local school system here . About two weeks ago , a second-grader was suspended for pointing his finger at another kid and pretending it was a gun and said "pow pow" .
Playground supervisor snatched the poor guy up and took him straight to the principle's office . Mom was called and told to come pick him up , he had violated the "zero-tolerance" policy of the school .
I swear to god .