A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made,
A pencil is only a weapon if you stab someone with it. It is NOT a GUN. Anyone who thinks a pencil is a gun is mentally defective and should not be employed by a school. Anyone who thinks a child should be suspended from school for pretending a pencil is a gun is mentally defective.
And it's a very effective weapon. A guy provoked a fight with me, and ended up with a chunk of my pencil embedded in his arm. He backed off. They can take your guns and knives, but they haven't yet taken away our pens and pencils.