The mother of an eight-year-old boy is questioning the suspension of her son from the Ragged Island Consolidated School, near Lockeport, N.S.

Billy Barnes was sent home for a day after he pointed a breaded chicken finger at another child and said "bang."

His mother Rhonda says it was only a chicken finger, not a gun, and he didn't deserve to be suspended.

It was Billy's second suspension. Earlier this year he pointed his own finger at someone and said "bang."

The director of the Tri-County District School Board says he's reviewing the matter.