Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two Duluth, Minnesota middle school students expelled for having a pellet gun in school

Not more than a few weeks ago, a Texas middle school student was shot and killed by law enforcement officers because he refused to put down his pellet gun when confronted by the police in his school. The officers and school officials did not know that the gun was not real. Now, two students in Duluth, Minnesota have been expelled for bringing a pellet gun to school. From the article:
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.

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