Apparently most public school officials have suspended all use of common sense.
I couldn’t agree more with Professor Reynolds over at Instapundit, who write, “Sending a kid — especially a boy — to public school is looking more and more like parental malpractice.”
He’s referring to this story from Virginia:
A suspended seventh-grade student in Virginia Beach, Va., could be expelled for the rest of the school year for shooting an airsoft gun with a friend in his yard as they waited for the bus to come.
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.
Caraballo’s mother, Angel, said being punished for “possession, handling and use of a firearm” was “pretty harsh” for a toy that she bought for $25.
Reason #199908 to keep my boy out of public schools and out of the grasp of the “cesspools of degenerates, molesters, thugs, and ignorant Marxist indoctrinators” that are so pervasive in academia today.
If this kid was suspended for a year for playing with a toy gun in his own front yard, how’s my boy’s public school going to feel knowing that he already owns three real guns of his own (four if you count the paintball gun I have for him)? Or that he spends his weekend hunting or target shooting?
I hope this kid’s parents sue the school, the district, the state and the Department of Education.