We know what happens when a 6-year-old student makes the mistake of fashioning his hand in the shape of a gun or eating a pop tart into the same shape. He gets suspended for a few days so that he can think about what he’s done and the dire emotional trauma that his fellow classmates surely experience as a result. Kids are being conditioned that guns are evil, and that any representation of them is the appearance of evil and should be treated as such.
So what happens when a student brings a real gun to school? Basically, all Hell breaks loose.
My parents and those in their generation say that no one thought anything about it when teenagers brought their hunting rifles to school. They’d even keep the rifles in their lockers. But that was a different time.
Here’s what happens nowadays if a high schooler forgets to remove his shotgun from his car after hunting the night before. From FOX Baltimore:
Around 8am Friday, a school administrator was walking in the student parking lot while conducting a routine inspection for vehicles without required permits and/or improperly parked. As the administrator was looking at one student’s vehicle, the administrator noticed what appeared to be a shotgun in plain view, but partially covered by an article of clothing on the back seat. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time, and the administrator immediately called for assistance from the School Resource Officer.
School personnel quickly identified the student who was associated with the vehicle. The School Resource Officer retrieved an unloaded 12-gauge shotgun and several loose rounds of ammunition from the back seat of the vehicle. The officer also seized two pills of controlled medication not prescribed to the student.
A thorough investigation regarding the student’s activities indicates the student had been hunting previously and the weapon had not been removed from the vehicle afterwards. The hunting activities took place off-campus and outside school hours.
No students or staff members were threatened with the weapon, and there is no evidence to suggest the student intended to harm anyone on campus. As a result of this incident, 18-year-old Patrick Bryan Mitchell II was arrested and charged as an adult with Possession of Deadly Weapon on School Property and CDS Possession.
“No students or staff members were threatened with the weapon.” That’s because it’s an inanimate object. It can’t do anything on its own. Especially if it’s lying in someone’s car, covered up and unloaded.
Now, in addition to his arrest and jail time, he’s facing expulsion from school. When you’re on government property, all your rights are forfeited.