Yesterday, The Gateway Pundit reported that two 7th graders having fun in Virginia Beach, VA were suspended from school for shooting toy airsoft guns with each other. The problem was the students, Khalid Caraballo and Aidan Clark, were on Caraballo’s private property, not on school property. Today, we learned that the 7th graders have been expelled for “possession, handling and use of a firearm.” The “zero tolerance” bureaucrats in this country have become insane.
The Daily Caller reports,
The Virginia Beach seventh graders who were suspended for playing with an airsoft toy gun on their own private property have now been expelled for an entire school year.
The decision was made unanimously by a disciplinary committee consisting of three members of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools board, according to local news.
Khalid Caraballo and Aidan Clark are banned from Larkspur Middle School until at least January, when a new hearing will be convened to determine whether the boys can come back to school early. …
Caraballo and Clark were suspended after playing with an airsoft gun on the front lawn of Caraballo’s family home. A neighbor who recognized that the gun was not real called the police anyway, saying it made her feel “uncomfortable.” The police did not take any action against the boys, but the school moved forward with suspensions.
The Caraballo home is 70 yards from a school bus stop, and administrators felt the airsoft gun imperiled students near a school zone. Sources disagree over how close the boys were to the bus stop at the time of the incident.
Update: According to The Daily Caller,
Local news reported that three members of the disciplinary committee were Dottie Holtz, Bobby Melatti and Carolyn Weems. The Daily Caller reached out to all three, but none offered to comment.
Commenter, SirGregor, found the website for the Virginia Beach City Public School Board.