Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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

By Kevin Sieff
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 1, 2011; 8:55 PM

Andrew Mikel II admits it was a stupid thing to do. 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.

The school district saw it as more than a childish prank. School officials expelled him for possession and use of a weapon, and they called a deputy sheriff to the scene, said Mikel and his father, Andrew Mikel Sr.

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1 comment:

Mike said...

Typical of a district that has thrown common sense and thought out the window by incorporating a zero-tolerance policy. In furtherance of their policy, I expect Spotsylvania Schools to outlaw Bic pens in the future.