Here we go again, more anti-gun hysteria in our schools.
An elementary school student is facing a school suspension which could be up to 186 days in length due to bringing an inert piece of metal to school with him. The boy was sighting in a hunting rifle the day before school and picked up a piece of spent brass and put it in his pocket.
It was discovered by school officials when it fell out during school.
According to the Chanute Tribune:
Carlson said she was not happy with her son for having the shell casing, which everyone agrees he should not have had at school. She said she was told by Principal Gary Wheeler that the incident could lead to a 168-day suspension, but they could possibly reduce it to five days if he spoke to Superintendent James Hardy.
“I looked at him and I said ‘this is the wrong call,’” she said. “I could understand if there was a student who had multiple offenses…there was nothing dangerous about what he had done.”
Carlson said Wheeler then told her “you need to just go on.”
“My child should not have been bawling,” she said. “The principal made him feel that an empty shell was dangerous. In some people’s eyes maybe it is.”