Well ,the kid was not on school property
He did not have a prohibited concealable weapon
It was not loaded
He broke no law
Thats what he did right, and should be the end of it.
except he and his parents made two major mistakes...
The gun should have been home,and the parents more in control of the weapons
(what 16 year old goes shooting before school class???)
He did allow the police to search his car/truck, which he should have refused to do.
Now he has no school to go to anymore.....predictable.
I like guns for self protection, and I used to hunt. But I sure would not like any 16 year old (and his friend) bringing them to school. Just too many bad situations with students and guns that have occurred.They end up being used for perceived self protection,not hunting. At a high school, that is only going to be tragic.
At first I was outraged at the school board, but the "father" in me thinks the kid needs way more parental control exercised in this child's life before tragedy strikes.