The anti-gun hysteria in our schools is only getting worse as another student has been suspended for a ridiculous reason. Add this story to the growing list of schools overreacting to kids being kids under the “zero tolerance policy”. Does anyone really think this is making our schools safer?
A 13-year-old was attending math class in the New Jersey school when a student behind him said he was twirling his pencil in a gun like motion. “Send him to juvie,” the student yelled out.
Apparently the student had been bullying the pencil twirling boy earlier in the day.
The suspended student has already served at least a 2 day suspension after going through a 5 hour physical and psychological evaluation.
According to New Jersey news 12,
“I’m absolutely livid,” says his father, Michael Chaplin. “I think it’s gross misconduct at its finest. They took something so minimal and took it so far over the edge.”
Vernon Schools Superintendent Charles Maranzano says school policy and the law requires him to investigate when anyone in a school feels uncomfortable or threatened by another student.
“We never know what’s percolating in the minds of children,” says Maranzano. “And when they demonstrate behaviors that raise red flags, we must do our duty.”
Ethan says administrators did not listen to his side of the story. He underwent a five-hour physical and psychological evaluation, which came back clean.
He’s now waiting to find out when he can return to school.