Skip to comments.Students Suspended For Playing With Pellet Gun in Own Front Yard, One Mother Called Because It Made
Posted on 09/24/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT by matt04
WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, Virginia asks has zero tolerance gone too far? as it reports this story:
A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun.
Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus.
The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop; they fired the airsoft guns while on Caraballo's private property.
Aidans father, Tim Clark, told WAVY.com what happened next lacks commons sense. The children were suspended for possession, handling and use of a firearm. The fire in firearm, of course, refers to gunpowder, which a pellet gun doesnt have. Six children were playing in the Caraballo front yard all together, and the school suspended three it said had discharged the firearm near the school bus stop. The school found out about the kids playing around because a neighbor, the mother of one of the children not suspended, called 911. WAVY tracked her down:
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They should be homeschooled or in a private or parochial school anyhow. Problem solved.
Let’s be very clear. This is NOT a lack of common sense. this is purposefully brainwashing the children of American into being afraid of guns.
I smell a juicy civil rights case......
The mother who called 911 needs to be publicly flogged. The principle who suspended the boys needs to also be publicly flogged.
These people are idiots and need to have the idiocy beaten out of them.
We need to do away with our socialized, single payer, school system and replace it with a free market system.
The trouble is, far too many people refuse to give up their entitlement.
The zombies are getting their revenge.
The zombies are getting their revenge.
Another thread on this quotes a letter from the school, that the boys shot other children at the bus stop with pellets, in which case doing it from their own yard is no excuse at all, and there should be criminal prosecution as well as school suspension.
I’m a big believer in public flogging. I’d also like to see the stocks brought back; public humiliation is a great corrective tool.
“The zombies are getting their revenge.”
Matter of fact, that rumbling sound in the distance is probably a stampeding herd of lawyers, all at a dead run towards the home of the parents of that boy.
“We need to do away with our socialized, single payer, school system and replace it with a free market system.”
OMG, you are right. Look at how horrible our public schools have become. And we are now facing socialized, single payer medicine. The analogy between schools and medicine is chilling. Neither will end well if we, as a country, stay on this path.
During a hearing Tuesday morning, Aidan Clark and Khalid Caraballo were expelled in a unanimous vote. Clark was offered the option of attending an alternative school, but his father, Tim, told WAVY News' Andy Fox he will be homeschooled.
Caraballo will attend an alternative school.
This toy is made to shoot a very small light weight plastic pellet and a very low velocity. You can do much more damage to someone or something with a child's slingshot.
If you go to the link and look at the picture of the kid holding this "toy", you can clearly see that the muzzle is orange. That is how Toys must be marked so law enforcement knows the difference when they respond to a stupid and ridiculous call like this one.
If my child had one of these on my property and the school or a neighbor publicly stated that he/she had a firearm I would sue the crap out of them. It is not a firearm under any nomenclature, law, or known definition.
Anyone claiming that this is a firearm is guilty of telling a bold faced outright lie. Stupid people?? No, these are left wingers with an anti gun agenda and they and the media who reported it as a firearm are just liars.
More evidence of the stupidity of the media - a pellet gun and an airsoft gun are very different beasts.
But lets get back to the story’s core - these kids were playing with an AIRSOFT gun, AT THEIR HOME - NOT AT SCHOOL... and got suspended (and may be expelled) from school? Might be the best thing to happen to those boys! That school obviously isn’t someplace I would want my children.
I know quite a few young folks who play paintball regularly - should they too be suspended/expelled from school?
The parents should sell their house to a group of radical, militant muslims from Somalia and move to a gun friendly state where their son will be able to grow up around sane people.
This dingbat mother is one of those female voters who will soon elect Terry McAuliffe governor of her state. Probably loves abortion too.
Zero tolerance, sensitivity training, political correctness nonsense is literally straight out of a North Korean prison camp. It was scientifically developed and tested on American POWs during and after the Korean War.
Thank you. The obfuscation about guns is rampant enough in the powder-burner world - let's at least try to get it right when referring to airguns.