It's the punishment that's wrong. The boy has been expelled from school for a year and a half. That is way out of line for what is essentially a dangerous toy. There is probably no similar punishment for carrying a lawn dart, and those things were way more dangerous than BB guns. It's that "G" word that gets everybodies panties in a twist.
But it gets worse. Much worse. Two other boys have been expelled for a year and a half as well. Their "crime?"
Bussey and Burns were expelled for a year and a half for touching the gun.Absolute, total, zero-tolerance lunacy.