"At that young age it's very traumatic to get suspended from school I'm sure and it could effect them you know whether they want to go to school or not," says Tuscarora High School teacher Dan Neulend.
This incident happened shortly after another six-year-old boy from Silver Spring was suspended under similar circumstances. The school district said his gestures were "threatening."
Parents say this may be going too far.
"Some kids you know will get in trouble but it's how you handle it," says Melanie Dorsey, a parent herself. "For first graders to be suspended I think that should've been handled a different way."
Many schools are staying neutral about the suspensions, but they say they can understand the sensitivity when it comes to safety.
"I understand the concern that teachers and administrators have over school safety I think what everyone wants is for our schools to be as safe as possible," says Michael Doerrer, Frederick County Public Schools Director of Communications.
"We look at everything so independently here when we look at a situation regardless of the grade level," says Larkin Hohnke, Frederick County Public School. "We just take it one situation at a time. We investigate that and really make our decision based on that individual."
"We have an all hazard approach; weather events, utility crisises, man made crisises such as the one in Connecticut, so we try to cover anything that might effect the safety of our students," says Clifton Cornwell, Coordinator of School Security with Frederick County Public Schools.
The boy from Silver Spring was able to get his suspension reversed and his school record cleared through an attorney.
"The young people, who to them it's really all games and they don't understand what it could imply when they're older, and so it's too bad that they have to suspend these kids without talking to them having their parents explain to them."
We reached out to White Marsh Elementary where the boy was suspended, but so far the school has not made any comments.