A Columbus, Ohio, fifth-grader is back in school after being suspended for three days for pretending his finger was a gun. Paul Entingh says his son's punishment was overboard.

"I understand the sensitivity at schools nowadays with guns and stuff, but this wasn't a toy gun, this wasn't a look-alike gun, it was his hand," Entingh said. 

He says his 10-year-old son was "just playing around." 

"I could understand a day, you know, in-school suspension. But three days out of school is a reach," he said. 

A spokesman for the school district says the boy put his finger to the side of another student's head and pretended to shoot "kind of execution style."

Paul Entingh says his son has never been in trouble before at school.