Boys Suspended for Playing with Toy Guns at Home

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 10.00.28 PMYou have got to be kidding me! Watch the below video and let me know what you think about this one. This 7th grade boy was playing with an Airsoft gun on his property.  He was both target shooting and also ended up playing with other boys, including shooting each other with the plastic pellets. Trust me, I do NOT think it is ok that they were shooting each other, especially as a mother. After all, they could put an eye out. But, I sincerely fail to see how this is any business of the school district.  This is clearly an issue where his mom should discipline him, perhaps ensure he has a good male mentor, perhaps get him into some firearms safety classes and basic pistol classes so that he learns the four commandments of using a gun, safe handling, as well as refocusing his energy in a more positive direction as it relates to firearms.  Suspending a child from school for a year, especially at the Middle School or High School level, is a sure-fire way to put the student on a slippery slope toward educational failure, which will increase the chances that this child will become a criminal of some type in the future. What do you think about this one?

This school is in Virginia Beach, VA and is attempting to extend its policies into student’s homes. Two 7th graders were suspended for playing with Air Aoft guns on their own property.  A school committee voted to suspend one of the students, Khalid Caraballo, for an entire year.

Read more here:  Boys Suspended for Playing with Toy Guns at Home | TIME.com.

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  1. Yes, the boy disobeyed his mother. Yes, he should not have been shooting unsupervised. Yes, he shouldn’t have been shooting at the other boys, someone could have been injured if it hit them in the eye. But, that being said, he was on private property, playing with other young boys who knew what was happening. It had nothing to do with school, so the school should not be involved. This is when the parent needs to step up and discipline their own child. I think some proper gun training and proper handling would be in good order. I remember growing up, (in the 60s) my siblings each got very real looing bazookas that shot grenade sized projectiles. They used them to play with the neighbor kids in the woods behind our houses. No one was hurt, and no one complained. My oldest sister grew up to be in Who’s who of American High School Students, and Who’s who of American College Students. She did not become a criminal. My brother is serial remodeler and neither has ever committed a violent crime. I on the other hand got a doll as usual and I have more guns than either one of them and the only one with a concealed carry permit!

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