Kansas Student Facing 186 Day Suspension For Bringing Spent Brass Casing to School

December 13 2014
by GSL Staff
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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.”

Carlson said Wheeler questioned her son before she arrived and without another adult present.

“My son is being discouraged and looked down upon for being a boy,” she said.

The school district’s policy is a mandatory 186 day suspension for bringing weapons or ammunition to school. Although most people who know anything about ammunition know that fired brass is not in any way potentially harmful. It would be on the same scale as a piece of brass jewelry.

Many people in the Chanute community, which has a strong hunting culture, are not very happy about the situation and consider it a gross over reaction. They are also afraid this may turn some people off from hunting for fear of a simple mistake making their child miss the better part of a year of school.

This is just the latest example of the zero tolerance hysteria which has swept our nation’s schools.

Check out our article, The Plan to Disarm America Within Two Generations is Happening RIGHT NOW for more details on how these school policies will be the downfall of the Second Amendment.

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