The school reportedly never even notified the parents that a teacher had snatched the student’s property, rifled through his photos and threatened him with police action. The teacher involved has a history of anti-firearm (but not anti-airsoft gun) activism, but evidently doesn’t know a real gun from a toy. The school backed the teacher. Common sense is dying in this country. I understand having a snap reaction to seeing what looks like a photo of a gun. Some BB guns are built to look like the real thing, but even an informed glance at a photo of one should be enough for a knowledgeable person to figure out that they’re not looking at a real firearm. What we don’t seem to have are enough people who know the first thing about firearms, in positions of power over our kids.
Sorry, but once again, this battle is being fought on the wrong ground.
Get it straight, you morons: It doesn’t matter whether the picture was of an airsoft gun or a real firearm! Neither picture is dangerous to anybody, the pictures were none of the teacher’s business, the confiscation of the camera was theft, pure and simple, and not a bit of it had anythng to do with anything other than the teacher’s insane and obsessive hoplophobia.
This, by the way, is the perfect response to Lorenzo’s contention that the problem is administration, not individual teachers. When the teachers are maniacs, they’ll end up with an administration that supports and enables their manias.