State Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, said the proposed bill is designed to bar “overreactions” under zero-tolerance policies designed to keep weapons out of public schools.

The bill cleared by a state House panel on Wednesday would bar school districts from suspending students for “brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food item” bitten into the shape of a weapon or “possessing a toy firearm or weapon made of plastic snap-together building blocks.”

Importantly, the legislation would also prohibit schools from punishing students who wear clothing (such as tee-shirts) that depict firearms or organizations such as the NRA.