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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The article doesn't actually say that. The language is slippery. See quote following: "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." Don't know what really happened, but I wouldn't put it past the school to shade the truth, especially when challenged publicly.