New Jersey School Suspends Students Over Photo Showing Them at a Gun Range
Going to the gun range with your family will get you suspended from school in New Jersey.
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.
These students were not on school property, so how can the school district dictate what they do off campus in their free time? And how is it a crime to go to the range with your family to safely practice handling your firearm?
Demonizing legal, law abiding gun owners is getting a bit old.