Most true “Airsoft” guns are not plastic toys. They are toys, but they are precision toys with metal and plastic parts that shoot real projectiles, albeit not that will likely injure you (well, unless you shoot someone from 10 feet away, then they hurt like the dickens).
I have a couple of “fake” airsoft guns, that shoot the same plastic bbs, but by direct spring power, not compressed air, and they would be considered “toys”, but they still hurt if you shoot someone from a few feet away.
My objection to this action is that we are required to pay taxes to support school, and are required to send their kids, and then the kids are required to follow restrictive rules, and can be expelled, but you don’t get your money back.
If school was optional, and you paid if you sent your kid, then I’d be fine with them setting any rules they want.
This is the problem with government, they almost have to do a one-size-fits-all, and it’s a crappy way to live your life.
Your perspective "might" have a point if it was just toy guns that actually expel a projectile of some sort, but the "policy" also applies to things like charm bracelet symbols, cap pistols, water pistols, and other completely harmless items (and in some cases even drawing a picture or pointing your finger).
With NO distinction of any actual danger. The SOLE point of the policy is to punish the IDEA of "gun", i.e. brainwashing.
Any school board member who supports such a ridiculous policy should be voted out, and any school administrator or teacher who implements such a policy should be terminated.