Two high school students in Massachusetts have been suspended for 10 days after they posted a photo of themselves holding Airsoft rifles.
According to WBZ-TV, 15 year-old Tito Velez and his girlfriend Jamie Pereira posed for a picture at Velez’s home with the Airsoft rifles before the Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School homecoming dance last Friday.
Airsoft rifles shoot plastic pellets and Velez competes with a team.
The photo was posted to Facebook and later discovered by school officials.
“I understand but I think they took this way too far,” Pereira told WBZ-TV. “Suspending us for 10 days and possible expulsion is way too much.”
“These students know what is provocative,” Superintendent Dr. Richard Gross said. “To tie that to one of our school events kind of puts it over the top which brings us into it.”