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A North Carolina woman is outraged after her 5-year-old daughter was suspended from school because of a stick that resembled a gun. (WPVI)

A North Carolina woman is outraged after her 5-year-old daughter was suspended from school because of a stick that resembled a gun.

Caitlin Miller was suspended for one day.

It all happened on Friday when her mother got a call from the principal about a playground incident.

Caitlin says she was playing a game with two friends called "king and queen" and says she was pretending to be a guard protecting the royals.

She picked up a stick to imitate shooting an intruder.

"One minute, she's playing with her friends, the next, her teachers are dragging her to the principal's office. She's confused. Nobody explained anything to her," Caitlin's mother Brandy Miller said.

The school district sent home a letter explaining that Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion.

She was suspended for a day.

Brandy mother says her daughter was alienated by her friends and teachers as a result and wants an apology.

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