Two 13-year-old Virginia Beach boys were suspended for the rest of the school year for shooting a pellet gun on private property, reports WAVY News. Seventh graders Khalid Caraballo and Aidan Clark were playing with a spring-driven airsoft gun in the Caraballo front yard, which is near a school bus stop.
Six boys were playing with the “zombie hunter” gun in the yard on Sept. 12, says Khalid. “We see the bus come. We put the gun down. We did not take the airsoft gun to the bus stop. We did not take the gun to school.”
The boys were charged with “possession, handling and use of a firearm.”
Airsoft guns use plastic pellets, rather than bbs.
In a letter, Principal Matthew Delaney said one student was hit by a pellet while 10 feet from the bus stop.
Clark will be homeschooled. Caraballo will attend an alternative school.