Plastic Pellet Incident

(Murdoc wants to start by noting that this story is running in the Washington Post and not The Onion.)

Plastic pellet incident at Va. school ends in expulsion, assault charges

Add the name Andrew Mikel to the long list of those who have terrorized our schools:

In December, bored and craving attention, the 14-year-old used a plastic tube to blow small plastic pellets at fellow students in Spotsylvania High School. In one lunch period, he scored three hits. “They flinched. They looked annoyed,” Mikel said.

He was immediately expelled from school for “possession and use of a weapon” and then turned over to the county sheriff’s department, where he was apparently charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault. Even if Russell Davis, principal of Spotsylvania High, was insistent on being an idiot, why did the sheriff’s department charge a kid with misdemeanor assault over this?

He is was a freshman honor student and member of the Junior ROTC.

The plastic pellets in question appear to be airsoft BBs. The plastic tube was from a pen.

Mikel’s family appealed the expulsion but it was upheld by the school board. This is a strong indication that the problem is not one idiot who made a bad decision, but a system of idiots who are more than willing to double down on stupid.

Via Neptunus Lex.

3 thoughts on “Plastic Pellet Incident”

  1. it’s called “zero tolerance,” to be translated as “zero intelligence.” Check out this one from Phili. it’s even more idiotic.

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Cops-Charge-7-Year-Old-for-Bringing-Toy-Gun-to-Class-115125844.html

    Seven year old charged for a nerf gun. Yes, we have reached that point as a society. Or at least some elements have.

    I think just about all of us that are over the age of 30 would have been expelled, arrested, and possibly renditioned for the things we did in school. And yet somehow we have mostly avoided a life of crime and debauchery. If only we had known had close we came.

  2. In the olden days, they were called pea shooters. Now they’re “weapons”. I don’t even think even Ralphie’s mom would be worried he’d shoot someone’s eye out with what this kid used. Fire the principal and recall Sheriff Fife. There is no end to stupidity, is there?

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