It was your typical assignment for elementary school kids starting the year out and getting to know each other: Bring in some of your favorite toys and do some sharing about them.

So fourth-grader Ramsey McDonald of Warner Robins, Georgia, told his dad he’s be showing off his iPad and a couple of toys to his new classmates.

It was all well and good to Scott McDonald — until he got a call from Miller Elementary School on Tuesday.

“They told me my son brought a weapon to school and they asked me if I was aware,” McDonald told WMAZ-TV. ”I asked them what it was and they said it was a plastic Nerf gun.”

Dad, son and Nerf gun (Image source: WMAZ-TV)

Dad, son and Nerf gun (Image source: WMAZ-TV)

McDonald told the station that he would’ve told his son to not take his blue, orange and green contraption had he known that was Ramsey’s plan.

“He told me he didn’t know they would think it was a weapon or he wouldn’t have brought it to school,” McDonald said.

The school originally gave the boy a three-day suspension, but McDonald told WMAZ the punishment was reduced to a three-day in-school suspension.

A district representative did not immediately return a request for comment from TheBlaze.

This story has been updated.