A kid in North Augusta is being recommended for expulsion after he brought spent bullet pieces to school. They are expected to speak with the Area 2 Advisory Council, but young Hunter Johnson’s father doesn’t understand all the bother.
The school’s policy is relatively clear – any kind of gun or ammunition in a student’s possession is grounds for firs offense expulsion recommendation. Even toy guns and things that resemble ammunition are grounds for suspension and/or expulsion.
Still the father, ever cynical, is unmoved: “Rocks could do the same amount of damage… I just think, yes, he should have some kind of punishment. But he should have gotten detention. He could go behind the school and pull up weeds.”
The story behind the seemingly stupid mistake seems enough to exonerate the boy – he is a hunter, and he and his father were at a firing range, and they were digging up fragments in the clay hills. Hunter forgot that he had a bag of fragments in his pocket – which he dropped and were spotted by a teacher.
Recommendation for expulsion doesn’t necessarily mean Hunter will be expelled, as worse things have gone unpunished, according to the school.
The hearing will take place tonight.