Discussion Topic: Youth Marine Leader Suspended Over Mock Drill Rifles
From the Denver Post: _Marie Morrow is likely to find out today whether she will be expelled from school for...
From the Denver Post:
_Marie Morrow is likely to find out today whether she will be expelled from school for having fake rifles used as props in a youth marine group on school grounds.
_The 17-year-old Cherokee Trail High School senior was suspended Feb. 5 after other students saw the props in her vehicle and notified school officials. . . .
_”I can’t even believe it,” Morrow said Thursday. “They could have said, ‘Slap on the wrist, no, no, don’t do it again.’
_”I acknowledged I made a mistake, but I didn’t know I was breaking any laws.”
Colorado has a “zero-tolerance” law when it comes to guns on school campuses, and even a facsimile of a gun or rifle that looks real is considered a dangerous weapon.
And this update from the _Marine Corps Times:
A 17-year-old drill team commander for the Young Marines will be allowed to return to school next week after she was barred from classes for having the team’s mock rifles in her SUV in the school parking lot. . . . __
_”This has been a tiring experience,” Morrow said. “I’m glad to go back and be a regular kid.”
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