Tar and feathers, anyone?

Two seventh grade Virginia Beach students have learned their fates Tuesday morning after they were suspended for shooting airsoft gun.

During a hearing Tuesday morning, Aidan Clark and Khalid Caraballo were given long-term suspensions in a unanimous vote. The suspensions will last until June, but a hearing will be held in January to determine if they will be allowed back in school.

Their parents told WAVY News’ Andy Fox their children were expelled, but when Fox looked at the official letter from the school, he found they were long-term suspensions and not expulsions. Their parents still feel as though they were expelled.

The mother who called 911 to start this mess even though she knew the boys were playing with airsoft guns deserves a huge share of the dishonor for starting this mess, but the choice by the school system to expel them (“long term suspension,” my butt) is inexcusable.

Virginia Beach parents should treat their school board the same way Colorado voters did Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron, and throw them out of office as soon as possible for their absurdity.