High school senior who, at the request of his drama teacher, brought a disabled BB gun to school to use as a prop suspended by school for violating its “anti-gun” rule. The school board has now reversed the suspension but will keep the suspencion, as well as a note that he was “guilty of bringing a gun to school” on his record until graduation effectively keeping him from applying to colleges, his parents point out.
They’re suing, naturally, so both they and the school board will be incurring needless attorney fees over what should have been a non-incident. Certainly schools should be cautious, perhaps even paranoid about weapons on campus, especially after Columbine, Sandy Hook, etc., but there’s no reason an investigation into this incident shouldn’t have cleared up the matter in just a few minutes.
The teacher who originally asked the student to bring in the “gun” is still teaching, by the way: maybe students should be represented by unions, too.