7th Grader Playing With Toy Gun In His Own Yard May Be Kicked Out Of School For Rest Of The Year

One more time: Zero-tolerance = 100% stupidity:

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.

Aidan’s father, Tim Clark, told WAVY.com what happened next lacks commons sense. The children were suspended for possession, handling and use of a firearm.

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Now, before you start making excuses for the adults in this story who know better, here’s the key fact: Everyone involved knew this was a toy gun from the beginning:

WAVY.com located the 911 caller and spoke to her.  She confirmed Khalid was taking target practice using a zombie hunter airsoft gun to kill the zombies.  There was also a net behind the target to catch the plastic pellets.

The caller also knew the gun wasn’t real and said so, “This is not a real one, but it makes people uncomfortable. I know that it makes me (uncomfortable), as a mom, to see a boy pointing a gun,” she told the 911 dispatcher.

You know what makes me uncomfortable as a (Mom or) Dad? Moron grown-ups who get kids in trouble because toys make them “uncomfortable.”

What did this kid do wrong at all? Did he break a rule, hurt anyone or anything?  So what’s the basis for punishing him in the first place, much less threatening to kick him out of school fGet Your FREE Dirty Girl Calendar!or a year?

If you want to be stupid about guns, that’s your business. But when you stupidity starts getting other, rational people in trouble, it’s time for you to stop.

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Michael Graham
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