The weapon look-alike was a plastic airsoft gun, and the two students were expelled for possession of the same gun. Students who bring such items to school, regardless of intended use, are subject to expulsion, said Katie Kaufman, spokeswoman for the district.
The thing is, Airsoft type pellet guns are made to look just like the real thing. They are confused for the real thing and so people treat them as such. Where do kids get these guns? Do their parents understand the danger of these look-alike guns?
Guns of any kind do not belong in schools.