It is the "Notolerance" mentality at it's finest. God forbid we use reason and common sense, especially in a place (school) where people are supposed to be learning how to think (note I didn't say what to think) andreason.
Come to think of it, schools are alsoone of the places that push so hard for "tolerance" in other areas.
My son's elementary suspended a third grader for bringing a "gun" to school. It was a GI Joe type figure that as part of the figure, had a 1911 molded into the hand.
And we wonderwhy people have such a irrational reaction to firearms....
Edited to add- I can't fault the cops, if the report was of a possible gun at school, I would expect them to respond. Once it was determined to be an Airsoft REPLICA, then they should have (and probably did) bow out.
Airsofts aren't "guns" they are toys or replica's. Paper is inflamatory by the headline they wrote. There was no GUN at the school, there was a disallowed TOY at the school and that is what the kids have been expelled for.