11-Year-Old Accuses School Of War Crime, Gets Ice Cream As Reward

Citing the Geneva Conventions, a little girl made a perfect point about aspects of the school system that just don't make any sense — and her daddy was proud.

It's not often that a child evokes international law to make a point — so when one does, it makes the news.

According to Gavin Bell, his 11-year-old daughter, Ava, cited the Geneva Conventions to make a point against collective punishments on a pupil feedback form.

The clever young girl was given a sheet of paper asking her what her teacher could do better in the future, prompting Ava to reply:

“Not use collective punishment as it is not fair on the many people who did nothing and under the 1949 Genva (sic) Conventions it is a war crime."

When sharing the image of her response online, Bell told his followers that he wasn't sure whether he should ground her or “buy her ice cream.”

Social media users quickly took the girl's side, telling him to go celebrate his young genius the best way possible — with tons of sugar.

After his original post went viral on Twitter, he said his 11-year-old “going on 47” is actually very fond of her teacher.

“It's just this aspect of the educational justice system she has an issue with,” he added.

Thankfully, the flood of replies he received appears to have convinced Bell that abiding by the internet's will was the best choice. As a result, his precocious daughter got more ice cream than she probably even wanted.

And we're sure glad she did.

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