A seventh grade student faces expulsion from his school because he was playing with an air pistol — in his own yard.


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Madness: A seventh grade student faces expulsion from his school because he was playing with an air pistol — in his own yard.

Khalid Caraballo, 12, and his friend, Aidan, were suspended for “possession, handling and use of a firearm” because they “shot two other friends who were with them while playing” with the airsoft guns, WAVY-TV reported. Caraballo answered “no, sir,” when asked if he took the toy gun to the bus stop or to school. “We were in our yard. This had nothing to do with school,” the student said.

So, government schools now have the right to tell students what they can and cannot do, wherever they are?

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3 comments

  • Edward

    “Has zero tolerance gone too far?”

    It looks like it has gone into negative tolerance.

    Wait until they start to have dreams in which they shoot each other with airsoft guns. Or use butter knives to spread peanut butter on their bread at home. Do kids even get to use saws in woodshop class anymore?

  • bkivey

    Airsoft guns aren’t firearms. The school has no legal basis for action.

  • Pzatchok

    It all started because some idiot neighbor called 911 to explain that the kids were playing with toy guns and she didn’t think it was right.

    Its people like this that scare me even more than any big government.
    They create those big governments.

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