Empty Shotgun Shell Casing ‘Posed a Risk’

Student Suspended Over Show-And-Tell Souvenir

Des Moines, Iowa:

Jazmine Martin, 12, brought an empty shotgun shell to school on Monday, a souvenir from a summer vacation to South Dakota. The shell was empty and had the word “blank” written on the front…”This young lady brought a bag of shell casings and shared them with other kids,” said Randy Gordon, Brody Middle School principal.

Gordon said that even though they were empty, the shell casings are considered ammo, which violates the school’s weapon policy.

Martin was suspended and it will go onto her permanent school record.

7 thoughts on “Empty Shotgun Shell Casing ‘Posed a Risk’”

  1. Makes the whole home-schooling thing look better and better every day. Why would you want your kid in a place like that? If the people in charge either don’t have or are not allowed to exercise common sense, why should they be allowed to teach your children?

    Your tax dollars at work.

  2. Nanderbus: We actually DO homeschool our two kids. (For all of its shortcomings, Michigan is actually one of the most homeschool-friendly states in the nation, legal-wise.) I used to always snark about homeschooling when I’d post stories like this, but I’ve tried to tone it down a notch as I know that not all people can or want to homeschool, and many adults would not do a good job, IMHO. So I try to not look like a zealot.

    But, yeah, I sure don’t miss not having to worry about crap like this.

  3. I see there are even more school “administrators” who should be fired immediately, and who should never ever again be put in positions of authority over anyone else. Perhaps they might be employed “cleaning up” after the rodeo has been to town?


  4. I hope the parents get up in the principals & schools board’s face & get that suspension off their daughter’s record.

    But considering they’re the kind that let her shoot a shotgun in the first place . . . .

  5. Yeah I remember you mentioning it before. Don’t blame you. I don’t have that concern, having no kids, but I’d like the option of homeschooling if I did. Considering that public schools are in a large way dedicated to pushing political views and instilling a certain malleability in kids when it comes to trusting and surrendering responsibility to the government.

    I know sometimes I sound like a paranoid crank, but almost everything I have learned that was of value in terms of interpreting the world of politics and the relationship of government to the governed came after my formal schooling. It took a bit of reprogramming to get there, and I’d just as soon not waste that time with my kids.

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