Anti-gun hysteria has reached a new peak. A family in New Jersey recently visited a shooting range, an activity enjoyed by people all over the country. But when they shared a photo of the experience on social media, two of the children were suspended from their high school.
HS students’ suspension over gun range photo ignites uproar, potential lawsuit
A New Jersey school district that allegedly suspended two high school students this week over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a private shooting range is facing community backlash and the threat of a lawsuit over district policies.
The photo of four rifles, ammunition clips and a gun duffel bag was shared by one of the students on the social media app Snapchat with the caption “fun day at the range,” according to Lacey Township resident Amanda Buron, a family friend of one of the students.
A screen capture of the image made the rounds among other students and later brought to the attention of Lacey Township High School officials. Buron said the students received a five-day in-school suspension for violating the school’s policy on weapons possession.
News of the suspension soon circulated on social media groups for Lacey and quickly drew hundreds of responses harshly criticizing the district’s action and its policy on weapons, which many called overly broad.
This family needs to retain a good lawyer and sue the school. What a ridiculous decision on the school’s part. An expensive lawsuit might ensure that this never happens again.