The job of a school is to educate, not indoctrinate. It is their
job duty to make the students safety their biggest priority, not to punish students for living their lives
A pair of students in New Jersey were reportedly suspended, one for an entire school week, after officials saw they went to the gun range with family and posted a photo of the outing on social media. From NJ.com:
A New Jersey school district that allegedly suspended two high school students this week over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a private shooting range is facing community backlash and the threat of a lawsuit over district policies.
The photo of four rifles, ammunition clips and a gun duffel bag was shared by one of the students on the social media app Snapchat with the caption “fun day at the range,” according to Lacey Township resident Amanda Buron, a family friend of one of the students.
A screen capture of the image made the rounds among other students and later brought to the attention of Lacey Township High School officials. Buron said the students received a five-day in-school suspension for violating the school’s policy on weapons possession.
Just when you thought zero tolerance could not get any more inane, this school goes nuclear grade stupid
Not only do tyrannical, leftist school administrators believe constitutional rights end once students step onto campus, they apparently also believe they shouldn’t be exercised freely outside of school jurisdiction.
To say someone, or someones need to be fired over this egregious overreach is an understatement
First of all what student would “report” this. What type of re-education has this student received that would make them think parents taking their kids to a gun range is weird or dangerous? Just what we need younger snowflakes.
The school is not commenting. Perhaps they are going into damage control mode Here is some more
The controversy at Lacey’s high school has drawn the attention of a New Jersey gun advocacy group, which sent a cease and desist letter to the district threatening a lawsuit if its policy remained unchanged and the suspension of the students was not overturned.
The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs letter cited the rule stating students could be suspended for up to a year if they are “reported to be in possession of a weapon of any type for any reasonor purpose on or off school grounds.”
Multiple attempts by NJ Advance Media to reach the students and their families were unsuccessful. Buron said both families are upset at how the incident was handled. Both teens fell behind in Advance Placement courses due to the in-school suspensions, she said.
The wording of the rule is completely irresponsible. It does not define “weapon” and includes when the student is not on school grounds. Again, this is the type of idiocy that ensues when we demonize firearms. We make normal behaviors abhorrent, and instill irrational fears in students.