ARE YOU KIDDING ME … Virginia Beach 7th Grade Student Suspended from School for Firing Toy Gun Near Bus Stop on His Own Property
WTF, So now private property means nothing in the United States … ZERO TOLERANCE, MORE LIKE ZERO COMMON SENSE!!!
A 7th grade boy and two of his friends in Virgina Beach VA have been suspended from school and could be expelled for the rest of the year because of shooting a toy gun. But this story gets better, or worse as the case may be. The children were suspended for possession, handling and use of a firearm. However, the children were playing with the “TOY” guns on private property, not school grounds, not on a school bus or not at the bus stop. How on earth can a child be suspended from a school when playing on their own “PRIVATE” property? The school gas ZERO jurisdiction as to what one does on their own property. WHAT HAS THIS COUNTRY COME TO? Oh, and by the way, how can a child be suspended for handling and possession of a firearm, WHEN IT WAS A TOY!!!
The incident brings into play the notion of “Zero Tolerance”. However, I would dare say this incident has “ZERO” common sense. The day a school is allowed to suspend a child for playing with something legal on their own private property is the day we might as well burn the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and declare our self a military state.
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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.
Khalid’s mother, Solangel Caraballo, thinks it is ridiculous the Virginia Beach City Public School System suspended her 13-year-old son and Aidan because they were firing a spring-driven airsoft gun on the Caraballo’s posted private property. “My son is my private property. He does not become the school’s property until he goes to the bus stop, gets on the bus, and goes to school.”
The bus stop in question is 70 yards from the Caraballo’s front yard.
Why would anyone want to ruin a child’s life over something so stupid? Suspend a child and possible expulsion over this? Thank God I am not a kid in today’s society for my daily playing of Army with with friends back in the day would have put me at the top of the list on the Post Office wall of the “Most Wanted”.